who we are
Pastor Neil Murphy
Pastor Neil Murphy was born in Pitman, New Jersey, and moved to Sewell when he was was two years old. He went through the Mantua Twp School system and graduated from Clearview Regional High School in 1981.
Laura, his wife of 30 years, is from Mantua, Ohio. They met while working in a restaurant in Somers Point, New Jersey. They fell in love and and were married in Linwood, New Jersey, at the Mainland Assembly of God Church. They have six wonderful children ages 29 thru 18.
Pastor Neil and his wife both became born again at the same church service under the preaching of Reverend Paul Sturgeon who was filling the pulpit for his son, Pastor Jerry Sturgeon. They became Christians on that September morning -- the greatest day of their lives.
Feeling the call of God, Neil and Laura moved to Virginia to attend and graduate from The Blue Ridge Bible College in Rocky Mount.
Listening to what the Lord was saying, after 8 years in Virginia, Neil and Laura moved back to New Jersey with their six children to pursue a life in ministry.
Through the 30 years of walking with the Lord they have served faithfully in three churches. Following Gods lead they planted The Lord's Vineyard Church in September 2006. They spent 5 years in Mantua, 5 years in West Deptford, now they are back in Pastor Neils hometown of Sewell. We hope you will stop in for a visit and see what the Lord is doing here.