Barbara Murray

Barbara Murray

Deacon For Pastoral Care And Worship Support

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Before serving as deacon for pastoral care and worship support, Barbara worked in a variety of capacities at CHS. She began volunteering on the Altar Guild, teaching Bible classes, and joined the staff in 2002 to help with the Adult Ministry. Barbara is passionate about loving Jesus and serving people. As part of her present pastoral care duties, she faithfully visits widows, shut-ins, and the sick. She was ordained September 2008 by Bishop Terrell Glenn (AMiA) and is pursuing graduate studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Barbara’s road to Roanoke began in the blustery Midwest. Born and raised in Wisconsin, this reformed Cheesehead started her southward progression in high school with a move to South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina and then moved to Charlotte, where she met and married her own southern gentleman, Steve. Barbara and Steve are the proud parents to Elizabeth and Madeline and happy in-laws to Elizabeth’s husband, David. They have one grandson, Dean.

Golf, basketball, snow skiing, sailing, and triathlons are just a few of Barbara’s athletic pursuits. Although she is a fierce competitor and former scratch golfer, Barbara admits to letting her daughters win at Candy Land when they were young.