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Bishop Donald R. Murray
Pastor, Good Samaritan Cathedral COGIC

Bishop Murray’s anointed preaching has resulted in multitudes being delivered from spiritual, emotional, and physical infirmities. His primary aim in ministry is to see sinners delivered from the ravages of sin and believers strengthened, matured in the word of God, and made whole.

After being ordained, Bishop Murray founded the City of Refuge Tabernacle Church of God In Christ in Oakland, California in 1975 and served as Pastor of that local congregation for eighteen years.

In 1993, he was selected to serve as Pastor of the Good Samaritan Cathedral Church of God in Christ in Oakland, California, where he has been honored to serve for twenty-two years.

Bishop has served in the capacity of Pastor for forty years.

In 1999, Bishop Murray was appointed, by the Presiding Bishop and the General Board of the Churches of God in Christ to serve as the Jurisdictional Prelate of the California North Central Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. He has been honored to serve the CNC Jurisdiction for sixteen years.

In addition, Bishop Murray is currently, The First Vice-Chairman of the Board of Bishops for the Churches of God in Christ, worldwide.

His leadership influence extends to the world of engineering. Bishop Murray is an electrical engineering graduate from the University of California, Berkeley and additionally earned post-graduate certificate in Executive and Corporate management from the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley). His engineering training and preparation provided the platform for his thirty-year tenure at PG&E where he retired as the Director of Capital Investments.

There is a common thread of purpose that connects his efforts both locally and abroad…

The common thread is “Vision”

…for where there is no vision the people perish.