THE FIRST LADY
First Lady, Rachel Murray is a global leader addressing issues which impact women, children, and the family. Rachel is the founder and chairwoman of Women of Influence, a national network of women who lead with integrity and experience as corporate executives and community advocates while addressing the critical needs of child development and women empowerment. The First Lady has established programs that equip young women to be the leaders of tomorrow, while addressing the disparities facing women in civil society today.
Mrs. Murray grew up serving in ministry with her parents who pastored in Marietta, Georgia, Fitchburg, Massachusetts and a home missions work in Concord, New Hampshire. Rachel traveled to Panama to serve in a summer missions’ program in her teen years.
For the past 30 years, Mrs. Murray has served by her husband’s side in ministry where she has developed and led Sunday School, Youth, Outreach, and Ladies ministries. As the leading lady for The Lighthouse Church, Mrs. Murray is an anointed minister preaching and teaching the power of Christ and is a gifted minister of music leading our church worship. Mrs. Murray serves as the U.S.A. Director of the Global Peace Women (GPW) and as advisor for GPW International. Mrs. Murray brings more than 25 years of social engagement, legal expertise and strong family values to promote GPW’s campaign to address and protect women’s rights, empower women leadership and strengthen healthy families.
Mrs. Murray graduated with honors, cum laude from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and continued matriculation and received her MBA. She also graduated with a second undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland receiving a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies. Rachel has received international awards for her global efforts impacting women. Married for 30 years, she is the proud mother of three adult children who each have grown to be leaders in their respective fields and six precious grandchildren.
Passionate about promoting dignity and human rights for all people, she continues to dedicate her spiritual, academic, and public work to the betterment of society at home and abroad.