joan murray ministries


The Message


The Messenger


The Ministry


Our Beliefs


Statement of Faith


The Team






The Message

The Message

Through Joan Murray Ministries bible studies, we share the life-transforming and life-changing Word with people of all ages, races and denominations. The studies equip and train attendees in the Word of God, the principles of the Word, gives them understanding of the Bible, help them to implement the promises of God in their daily lives, and to develop a deeper more intimate relationship with God. We teach the Word of God so that people can discover who they are in Christ, their purposes/destinies and their life assignments. The Bible studies is a place where individuals enter into a time of deep praise and worship, where they are encouraged by prophetic words and also where they connect in prayer with other believers over their needs.

The Purpose of the Studies are to:

  • Equip and train attendees in the principles of the Word of God
  • Give clear understanding of the scriptures
  • Instruct and help attendees on how to implement the promises of God in their daily lives
  • Develop a deeper, more intimate relationship with God.

The Word of God is taught in an easily understood way so people can discover:

  • Who they are in Christ, and
  • His/her purpose, destiny, and life assignments

The Bible studies provide a place:

  • Where individuals enter into a time of deep praise and worship
  • Where encouraging prophetic words are given, and
  • Where attendees agree in prayer over the needs of others

The Messenger

joan murray ministries

Joan Murray received Jesus as her Savior at the age of twelve. During the past twenty years she has taught the life-changing Word of God in churches, Bible study classes, conferences, seminars, prisons, and workshops. Her love for the Lord and her study of the Word has equipped her to teach, train, counsel, and pray for those in need. Her gift of intercession has deepened her love for people and has given her a heart of compassion, as well as a passion to see people whole, healed and set free by the power of God.

Joan is committed to helping people discover their destiny. She is the founder of Joan Murray Ministries and Seeds of Hope Worldwide Missions. She is a minister, speaker, author, and missionary who loves the Word of God and desires to see people experience freedom, wholeness, and victory in all areas of life. Joan shares her passion for seeing lives changed throughout the country, as well as internationally.

After receiving her calling to launch the ministry, Joan focused on becoming the “hands and feet of Jesus” through work in local and international missions. She is dedicated to changing the lives of children, women, and men. Joan ministers “life lessons” to her audiences by teaching them that God has a plan and purpose for their lives. She then provides practical aid to meet the physical needs in their lives.

 The ministry is currently focusing its mission outreach to Central America, Africa, and the Caribbean Islands. Joan delivers profound messages of God’s love and hope to her audiences. She, along with her ministry team, shares the gospel, provides opportunities for them to receive Jesus as their Savior and Lord, ministers deliverance to the oppressed, and with the help of the Holy Spirit, gives words of wisdom, knowledge, and prophetic messages, to meet the spiritual needs of the people.

In addition, meals are provided to the hungry, clothing is distributed to the needy in hospitals, poor communities, and aids shelters. Back-to-school supplies are also provided to needy families, hope is ministered in the prisons, and help is provided to teenage girls who are living in halfway homes.

Joan currently resides in Houston, Texas.

The Ministry

The Ministry

Joan Murray Ministries is a teaching ministry designed to help you find freedom through a deeper relationship with Christ. Utilizing the power, truth, and principles of God’s Word, we minister to the spiritual, emotional, and relational needs of those desiring to discover their destiny and move into a life of fullness.

Through the power and truth of the Word, this ministry helps bring victory from past failures and trains and develops you to live in wholeness and fullness in all aspects of your life.

We equip, encourage, and motivate you to remove the mask that conceals your pains, hurts, and wounds of the past so you can experience a deeper relationship with Christ and others. Through this deeper relationship, you will discover your purpose, calling, and destiny.

Fact Sheet

  • Joan received Jesus as her Savior at the age of 12.
  • She has been a Bible teacher for over 20 years.
  • Joan founded Joan Murray Ministries on March 5, 2006.
  • Joan was ordained September 2006.
  • The Lord has blessed Joan with the gift of intercession.
  • Joan Murray Ministries is a teaching ministry created to bring freedom, wholeness and victory to people through Our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Joan’s commitment is to share the life-changing Word of God to the masses.
  • The ministry’s tag line is “Changed Lives.”
  • The ministry’s slogan is “Changing Lives Through the Power and Truth of God’s Word.”
  • Joan Murray Ministries is a Christian non-profit organization.

The ministry is devoted to care for the orphans, sick, homeless, and the widowed, and is committed to aid the poor and assist in providing safe housing for orphans in the four corners of the world.

The ministry visits remote places in the world to bring faith, hope and salvation to those who have not had direct contact with the Word of the Lord.

The majority of the Bible studies are currently held at various locations in Houston, Texas. Spirit-filled songs of praise and worship, and prayer always precede Bible Study.

The ministry collaborates with churches and ministries around the country and internationally and makes available powerful Bible studies and teachings.

Joan Murray Ministries provides other services to the public as requests are received.

Our Beliefs


Matthew 25:35-36 New International Version (NIV)
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.

Joan Murray Ministries is called to:

  • Share the life-changing Word of God to the masses.
  • Care for the sick, the widowed, the poor, and provide shelter to the orphans.
  • To teach, train, and equip people through the Word of God by helping them achieve freedom, wholeness and victory in Christ Jesus.


Core Values

Joan Murray Ministries is a Bible-based, Christ-centered ministry whose core values consist of living a life of integrity. We have God-centered leaders who are filled with compassion and who inspire changes in the lives of people. We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that the Word can change a person’s heart and life and can provide a positive change in and around them. We are a ministry that serves through prayer, with compassion, to equip others to serve God with all their hearts.


Philippians 3:13- 14 (CSB) “Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus.

  • Our mission is to change the lives of people around the world through the power and truth of the Word of God.
  • We are commissioned to spread the love, mercy, grace and forgiveness of God to the four corners of the earth.
  • We have been called to help others develop a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ by teaching, encouraging, and guiding them toward the truth, so they can become more than conquerors through Christ Jesus.


Major Objective

The objectives of Joan Murray Ministries are to bring changes in the lives of people through Bible-based teaching that sets the captives free. It is our desire to teach, encourage, pray, support, and help those who have a calling on their lives to fulfill the destiny that God birthed in them. Lives are changed, when people learn about God’s greatness and that they can call on Him in every situation.

Statement of Faith

  • We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God.
  • The Word of God is the basis of our faith, conduct, and doctrine.
  • We believe in one God who exists in the form of three distinct Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who was born of a virgin, died and rose again. We believe that salvation is found in no other name but the name of Jesus, and one day He is coming back for all believers.
  • We believe in water baptism, which symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that we must be filled with the Holy Spirit to be empowered for service in the Kingdom of God.
  • We believe that every believer should be disciplined to grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ, and that the Holy Spirit of God will train and develop them to become conformed to the image of Christ.
  • We believe that we have power to overcome all situations because of the Presence and Power of the Holy Spirit living in us.
  • We believe that Jesus provided access for us to have a relationship with God when He took our past, present and future sins and nailed them to the Cross.

The Team

The team’s purpose is to carry out the mission of Joan Murray Ministries through bible study teachings, outreach ministries, and local and internationally missions where we provide humanitarian aid to the helpless and hopeless.

Joan Murray

Founder / CEO

Gloria Leal

Director of Events

Daniel Leal

Director of Production & Media

Linda Crump

Executive Director

Linda Keeling

Director of Marketing & Procurement

Elizabeth Bandy

Project & Events Coordinator

Novelette Murray Esters

Travel Coordinator


I have had the privilege of working closely with Joan Murray at Lakewood Church and co-teaching a large Bible study class with her. She is a gifted, seasoned minister and a powerfully anointed teacher of the Word of God. She is qualified to minister at any level anywhere in the world. I know God is going to use Joan to impact countless lives all over the world.


Steve Austin
Member Care Pastor, Lakewood Church 

In order to have a good relationship with God, you must know who you are, and whose you are. The series “Called and Chosen for Destiny” helped us get a better perspective on what we needed to do in order to achieve oneness with God.


Young Women Auxiliary
Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, Houston, Texas

Thank you for your message on “What is Bible Faith?” You reminded us that faith is the substance of things we are hoping for, the assurance, the confirmation of what we believe for. We are to trust and hope in God. Faith produces results and blessings in our lives and it moves God. This message excited me and I felt as though my spirit was leaping within me, and I felt like singing and shouting HALLELUJAH. Its messages like this, that teach us how to fight the good fight of faith and keep our faith muscles strong and how to keep on strengthening them. God Bless You!


Elva Benton 
Crosby, Texas  

A Bible scholar, prayer warrior and disciple of Jesus Christ, Joan exemplifies the Word as it is written in 1 Corinthians 7:32-34. I am inspired by her discipline, diligence and consistency in work, rest and devotional time with the Lord.


Dr. Ellecya McCants
Sitrem Turner Group- Wellness Consultants   

Joan Murray is an incredible minister and Bible teacher, who I personally enjoy. Her teaching is practical, accurate and relevant. She has a unique way of engaging her audience and stirring their hunger for more of God’s Word.


Dr. Carolyn Miller 

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