Honoring Minister James Kevin Murrayby Representative Janice Hahn
Posted on 2013-02-27
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Ms. HAHN. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor the memory of Minister James
Kevin Murray, who passed away on February 18, 2013. James was born on
April 21, 1961 to James David and Darlene Murray. James began preaching
at an early age and preached his first gospel meeting in Jasper, Texas
at the age of 13. He was an active member of the Figueroa church and
was involved with the youth ministry, bus ministry, and the Figueroa
At Figueroa Church of Christ, James met and later married the love of his life, Linda Earls. They were married June 20, 1987, and had three beautiful children. After marrying, they joined the Alondra Church of Christ where James served as minister for the past 27 years.
James developed his passion for public service and education through his years in school. After graduating from Manual Arts High School, James received his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from UCLA. He then obtained his Masters in Education Administration from Cal State Dominguez Hills. James pursed his love for education and his commitment to our young people by serving as an Assistant Principal and Counselor in several school districts, including Los Angeles, Compton, Santa Monica, and Lynwood. For the past eight years, James served as the National Youth Conference Director.
James enjoyed preaching the Word of God, spending time with his family and friends, enjoying intriguing conversations brimming with humor, basketball, running marathons, politics, technology, and watching his favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; his children, David, Jason and Jessica; his mother, Darlene; his sisters, Cheryl and Janice; his brothers, Rodney, Kenny, Antoney, Orlando; and a host of family and friends. He will truly be missed.