This past week marked a significant milestone for Stellar Award-Winning Gospel Music Powerhouse, Bishop William Murphy III. The head pastor of Atlanta’s Dream Center Church celebrated his 50th birthday in grand style, declaring it a “season of Jubilee” (#B3Jubilee). The jubilee, representative of the number 50, was not the only cause for celebration. Bishop Murphy also released a new song, called “Something God”, adding to the joyous atmosphere of the week.
Known for his dynamic voice and powerful ministry, Bishop William Murphy has made a significant impact in the gospel music industry. His contributions have been recognized with numerous Stellar Awards, a testament to his talent and dedication. The release of ‘Something God’ during his birthday week further showcases his musical prowess and unwavering faith.
The #B3Jubilee was not just a birthday party; it was a weekend-long celebration demonstrating the balance of being a Christian and enjoying life in a way that still glorifies God. The festivities included performances by renowned artists, a family-friendly community block party, and a Sunday service to wrap up the jubilant weekend.
One of the highlights of the celebration was a performance by Lalah Hathaway, one of Bishop Murphy’s favorite artists. The duo delivered a soul-stirring rendition of “Angel”, an Anita Baker favorite which captivated the audience with their harmonious blend. The performance was so powerful that it prompted Travis Malloy to comment on Instagram, “Nothing like having a Pastor who’s an R&B singer! A legendary moment last night will go down in history!!!!
Lalah Hathaway, the daughter of soul legend Donald Hathaway, is a once-in-a-generation talent. Known for her performance on the Kurt Whalum Project and her unique ability to sing three notes at once, she has carved a niche for herself in the music industry. Her father’s most famous songs, including “The Ghetto” and “This Christmas”, continue to resonate with music lovers worldwide. Bishop Murphy himself has expressed his admiration for Hathaway, stating, “Her music is the soundtrack to the last 20 years of my non-church life. She’s, my angel.”
The 50th birthday celebration of Bishop William Murphy was more than just a party; it was a testament to his impact as a pastor, a gospel artist, and a community leader. The event, marked by powerful performances and the release of a new song, was a fitting tribute to a man who has dedicated his life to his faith and his music. As the echoes of the jubilee fade, the memories of the celebration continue to inspire and uplift, much like the man at the center of it all, Bishop William Murphy.