Pastor Drew is the senior pastor at Fayette Baptist Church and has been married to Stacy Murphy for 17 years. Drew and Stacy have three daughters Kylie (16), Kenzie (14), and Kolbie (9). Drew grew up going to church faithfully while also living in a Christian home. His father Gary was a coach and teacher before moving into vocational ministry at Raleigh Baptist Church while his mom Kay worked for a missions organization called World Changers as part of NAMB. The Murphy family lived in Bartlett and Drew attended local public schools before having the opportunity to attend two different Christian Schools in high school.
While attending a leadership retreat in Nashville his senior year Drew surrendered his life to the Lord and began a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He was also introduced to his wife that same year. Drew was heavily involved in basketball, football, soccer, and baseball throughout high school and attended college on a basketball scholarship. He graduated with a degree in History Education from Tennessee Temple University and went on to receive his Masters in Ministry from Temple Baptist Seminary.
Drew has been blessed to serve in various ministry positions in multiple churches throughout Memphis and Knoxville while also speaking to students all throughout the country at camps, retreats, and conferences. Christian Education and ministry to kids of all ages has always been a heartbeat that Drew has carried with him throughout the past 22 years of ministry.
"When I look back at my life I was blessed beyond belief to be able to grow up with Godly parents, siblings, and a great church home. My upbringing gave me an understanding of the gospel and who Jesus was. Despite those blessings, however, my life did not reflect that of a Christ follower, though I professed to be a Christian. As I struggled with purpose and identity I am grateful for the many examples that God put into my life. Several students, teachers, and coaches at my school did not just share Christ but showed Christ to me day in and day out. This outpouring of love along with my youth pastors persistence and prayers led me to salvation. I will be forever grateful for the impact these relationships and experiences had on my life. My hope and desire is to see as many girls and boys from all walks of life have this same opportunity that I was given. This is a big part of the mission of FCS and I am excited to see this school launched for Kingdom impact."