Bishop William H. Murphy III

Our Melanin King Monday feature today is Bishop William H. Murphy III. Bishop Murphy is perhaps one of the most prolific voices in gospel music of our time. He is best known for his hit song “Praise Is What I Do”. This song is a reminder for every believer that no matter your situation or circumstance, God WILL respond to your praise. The song tells us that our worship is what compels God to move on our behalf. 

Bishop Murphy and his wife Pastor Danielle Murphy along with their two children moved to Atlanta in 2001. Bishop and his family relocated when he became the worship minister for New Birth MBC in Lithonia, GA. Bishop and Pastor D (as she is affectionately called) founded The dReam Center Church of Atlanta in 2006. Tasha Cobbs Leonard (then, Tasha Cobbs) became the very first “partner” at The dReam Center and also became the worship minister. This union in itself would prove to be evidence that “Great Things” are birthed from The dReam Center. Despite some controversy in his personal life, as well as some in the body of Christ not agreeing with Bishop Murphy’s unorthodox methods, he has used his gifts and his calling to bring the millennial back to Christ. He believes in operating in the Spirit and regardless of the adversity Bishop continues to walk in faith and obedience to God’s will over his life. Bishop’s transparency is what draws the new generation to become partners at The dReam Center. 

In bringing forth the Word Bishop reminds us that he is not perfect, but he’s been faithful. He admits that he has made and still makes mistakes. Bishop is honest that at times doubt does come in his life, but we don’t have to believe the thoughts in our head that are contrary to God’s spoken promises over our life. Bishop also encourages us to speak LIFE over ourselves and over our situations. He is known for saying, “You can’t have it if you don’t say it!”. Bishop wants us to be intentional and disciplined in our trust when it comes to God and what we are believing for. As long as we BELIEVE what God says, the enemy will have NO power over us. Our human imperfections can never be allowed to outweigh our praise nor can they have the ability to overturn what God has already promised us concerning our lives. 

Bishop’s single “Settle Here” is a call for the church to command the presence of God to settle on every situation and circumstance we are facing. This song is encouraging us to engage the Holy Spirit to “throw His weight around!” We have to let the Holy Spirit know He is invited to settle into our lives and work out everything we could never work out in our own strength. In singing this song, we also are letting God know we trust Him with it all; that He has total and complete control. The album is also entitled, “Settled Here” and every song is a proclamation to Jesus that He is needed, worshiped and LOVED. This album is for everybody but if you have the heart of a worshiper, you will FEEL every song. Your spirit will rise and a new strength will come over you. 

I am personally a dReamer and have been since November 2017. I love my church and since moving to Atlanta, it has been the worship experience I needed. And, Bishop is definitely in his teaching season. His music has impacted millions all over the world and I believe that his ability to reach those that may not have had such great experiences with church folk is the reason that he has been able to capture the hearts of this generation. He slips into his baptist ways at times lol but he still hears from God and he is obedient no matter how crazy the instructions may seem to others. Bishop’s presence is that of a true worshiper. He has a heart for every partner and you can genuinely feel his love when you talk with him. I believe that Bishop can only go higher because he is consistent in his walk and doesn’t hesitate to uplift and encourage anyone with a God dReam. Bishop Murphy is receiving our recognition and love for his PRAISE, PRAYERS, SACRIFICES, OBEDIENCE and willingness to LEAD. 

If you are disconnected and would like to get reconnected, give The dReam Center Church ATL a try. There are 3 services (with exception during the summer months) and also Bible Study (ReFuel) on Tuesday nights. There are various ministries to be apart of and Bishop encourages us all to Get In Where We Fit In! Bishop, your worship and your music are what we need to remember that God reigns and if we believe, He will do exactly what He promised. Thank you, you are truly a Melanin King!


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