Our Pastor

Reverend Franklin Murray, Sr. Pastor

1-20130414_180342Rev. Franklin Murray, Sr., Pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church of Roxbury, MA, is a native of Charleston, South Carolina.  Before being called to Bethel Baptist Church, he was an associate minister at the Morning Star Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. John  Borders III.

Pastor Murray came to Bethel the 2nd Sunday in October 1988 and was officially installed as the new pastor on Sunday, December 11, 1988.  Pastor Murray (under God) is the under-shepherd of Bethel for 30 years (October 2018).

Pastor Murray is a family man.  He is a husband of 54 years to First-Lady, Deaconess Essie Murray.  He is the father of (5) living children, grandfather of 26 and great-grandfather of 5.  He is very present in the lives of his family and children of Bethel.

Since coming to Bethel, Pastor Murray has accomplished much.  Many ministries have been started under pastor’s leadership and others are yet being birthed. 

Pastor Murray loves to preach, teach and sing.  Pastor Murray’s greatest desire is to preach to the Glory of God and until the day that God says “Well done”. 

II Timothy 4:2&5

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.  But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.




Rev. Franklin Murray, Sr., Pastor