Log In

Alfred Lefurgy Murray

clergyman.

Alfred Lefurgy Murray, Canadian clergyman. Member American Legion. Honorary; member Eugene Field Literature Society; Mason (32°). Lion.

Background

Murray, Alfred Lefurgy was born on October 30, 1900 in Bradalbane, Prince Edward Island. Son of Major Charles G. and Christy Ann (Nicholson) Murray.

Education

Bachelor of Religious Education, Boston University, 1924. Graduate Newton Theological Institution, Newton Center, Massachusetts, 1927. Bachelor of Divinity, Colgate.

Rochester Division School, 1930. Graduate student of University Rochester, 1928-1929, Master of Theology, Eastern Baptist Seminary, 1937, Doctor of Theology, 1939, S.T.D., Temple University, 1943.

Career

Mahonev). Supply pastor various N.E. Baptist chs., 1924-1927. Ordained Baptist ministry, 1926. Director religious education Calvary Baptist Church, Rochester, 1927-1929.

Pastor Columbia Avenue Church of Christ, Rochester, 1929-1931. Secretary Northern Baptist Convention, 1931-1932. Pastor 1st Baptist Church, Lansdale, Pennsylvania, 1932-1943.

Chaplain, United States Navy Reserve, 1943-1946. Pastor, Central Baptist Church, Westerly, Rhode Island, 1946-1950. Active duty United States Navy, 1950-1959.

Vice president Bacone College, Oklahoma, 1960-1961. Pastor 1st Baptist Church, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 1962-1965, Federated Church of Seabrook (N.H.), since 1965. Captain United States Naval Reserve.

Works

  • Author: The Evangelistic Congregation, 1931. Witnessing for Christ (pamphlet), 1937. Youth’s Problem Northern 1, 1938.

    Psychology for Christian Teachers, 1938, revised 1948. Youth’s Courtship Problems, 1940. Reaching The Unchurched, 1940.

    Youth’s Marriage Problems, 1946. The War Cruise History of United States Ship Wakefield, 1946. Editor: Young Ministers’ Pulpit, 1936.

    The Magnet Master, 1937. Literature editor, The United States.

Membership

Member American Legion. Honorary; member Eugene Field Literature Society. Mason (32°). Lion.

Connections

Married Frances Bryant Hoar, June 30, 1926. Children: Alfred, Marilyn (Mistress.

father:
Major Charles G. Murray

mother:
Christy Ann (Nicholson) Murray

spouse:
Frances Bryant Hoar

children:
Alfred Murray

Marilyn (Mrs Murray