Steve and Deborah went to the Philippines in 1984 for a “one month” summer mission trip that never ended.
They are the founding pastors of Victory Manila, one church that meets in 15 locations in Metro Manila and has planted churches in 60 Philippine cities and twenty nations. Currently, Victory has more than 8,000 discipleship groups that meet in coffee shops, offices, dormitories, and homes in Metro Manila.
Steve is cofounder and president of Every Nation Churches & Ministries, a family of churches focused on church planting, campus ministry, and world mission.
Steve serves on the board of the Real LIFE Foundation, a Christian non-profit with the vision of seeing thousands of marginalized Filipino youth educated, gainfully employed, and uplifting their communities.
After living in the Philippines for twenty-four years, the Murrells now split their time between Manila and Nashville. Their three adult sons were born and raised in the Philippines and now reside in the United States.
When in Nashville, Steve serves on the Bethel Franklin leadership team.