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Good News

Praise the Lord!  It is with tremendous joy and prayers of thanksgiving that we welcome Pastor Richard Murray from Linneus, Maine to the Hyde Park Baptist Church as our Senior Pastor.  We anxiously await his settling in and beginning his ministry here. 



I believe that the church exists to magnify the Lord in worship, to fellowship with one another as the family of God and the Body of Christ, to disciple Godís people to grow to be like Christ, to carry out Christís mission in the world by declaring the Good News of the Gospel, and demonstrating Christís love to a lost and dying world.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ;


I have served in Associate and Assistant pastoral positions for 16 years, 7 of them as full time Senior Pastor. I have experience in all aspects of a pastorate including: overseeing various ministries, supervising staff, conducting  deacon, church, and business meetings, teaching (all ages), preaching, baptizing, discipling, and evangelizing.


My strong points are communication, teaching/preaching Godís Word, evangelizing, and discipling new believers. I am very outgoing, energetic, and sociable with a true love of Godís people and a burden for the lost. I have always worked in a public role (customer service) even before being called into full time ministry.


God has blessed me with a wife of 23 years and 4 wonderful children. My wife is a tremendous help meet to me. She enjoys working with me in all areas of ministry.  Two of our children are grown: a daughter Lindsay, married with a 3 year old son, and a son Brandon, just recently graduated from Ohio Technical College. We have two daughters still living at home being homeschooled: Kassidy and Kamrynn.  As a family we enjoy doing ministry together such as: visiting shut-ins, seniors, and nursing homes, working with children and teens, and evangelism. Our youngest daughter is involved in youth leadership training with Child Evangelism Fellowship. Both girls take piano lessons.

It is our desire to reach the lost with the gospel of Jesus Christ and we see that you also have that desire by your outreach ministries that you have in place. It is also our desire to teach, preach, and fellowship with Godís people to grow in faith and grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ our Savior. We look forward to coming alongside those of the Hyde Park Baptist Church to serve our Lord as your Senior Pastor.

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