The Transylvania Times -

St. Philip's Episcopal Welcomes New Pastor - Brevard, NC


January 25, 2018

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Rev. Thomas Murphy with his eldest son, Tav, meets Gary Hough and other St. Philip's parishioners after delivering his first sermon in Brevard. (Photo courtesy of Bonnie Jensen)

By Norah Davis

For The Transylvania Times

At an exuberant reception on Jan. 14 with a record turnout, the congregation of St. Philip's Episcopal welcomed the church's new permanent pastor, Rev. Thomas Murphy.

After conducting a nationwide, 12-month search, St. Philip's found its new clergy practically next door. Until receiving the call from St. Philip's, Murphy, 40, served as the assistant clergy at the Cathedral of All Souls in Asheville for the past seven years.

Energetic, lively, enthusiastic and bursting with ideas, Murphy said, "I did every single job there from children's minis...

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