Patrick and Joyce Murphy


Service Area: International


Ministry Focus

Early in the 1960s a Missions Door missionary, along with other evangelicals, began a work in the French-speaking province of Quebec. In response to the need for church leaders as many came to faith in Christ, Le Seminaire Baptiste Evangelique du Quebec (The Evangelical Baptist Seminary of Quebec) was formed in 1974.

The seminary seeks to assist Baptist churches to fulfill the task of preparing devoted servants of Jesus Christ through a program of church-based instruction. Students can earn a Bible college or graduate degree while actively involved in the ministry of their local church.

Patrick serves with Le Seminaire Baptiste Evangelique du Quebec in leadership training. The development of godly church leaders is critical in Quebec, where only a small percentage of the French population claim to be evangelical Christians.

Patrick’s role includes planning seminary programs and directing students in various aspects of their preparation for ministry. Patrick was appointed by Missions Door in 1986.

Faith Story

Patrick and Joyce both grew up in Christian homes where they were wonderfully influenced toward faith in Christ. Patrick’s walk of faith began with an early decision in first grade at Whittier Christian School. He reaffirmed his faith in Jesus Christ during his junior year of college.


The Murphys were married in 1976 and have five children.


B.A. in political science from California State University, Long Beach
M.Div. from Denver Seminary
Th.M. from Talbot Seminary
Ph.D. from Universite de Montreal