Christian Biographies

ANDREW MURRAY BIOGRAPHY, MINISTRY, NET WORTH, & LESSONS FROM HIS LIFE

ANDREW MURRAY BIOGRAPHY, MINISTRY, NET WORTH, & LESSONS FROM HIS LIFE

ANDREW MURRAY BIOGRAPHY, MINISTRY, NET WORTH, & LESSONS FROM HIS LIFE

ANDREW MURRAY BIOGRAPHY

Andrew Murray was a South African writer, teacher, and pastor. He considered missions to be “the chief end of the church”.

EARL LIFE AND BACKGROUND

He was born on the 9th of May 1828 and went to be with the Lord on the 18th of January 1917. Andrew Murray was born to Andrew Murray Sr. as the second child. His father was a Dutch Reformed Church missionary sent from Scotland to South Africa and his mother, Maria Susanna Stegmann was of French Huguenot and German Lutheran descent. Murray was born in Graaff Reinet, South Africa.

Andrew Murray went alongside his brother to the University of Aberdeen, Scotland for their tertiary education and they remained there until they obtained their master’s degrees in 1845.

During their stay in Scotland, they were shaped by Scottish revival meetings and the ministries of men like Robert Murray McCheyne, Horatius Bonar, and William Burns.

The two brothers went from there to the University of Utrecht to study Theology. They became members of Het Réveil – a religious revival group opposed to the rationalism which was a fancy in the Netherland at that moment.

Murray and his brother were ordained on May 9, 1848, by the Hague Committee of the Dutch Reformed Church and returned to South Africa.

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MINISTRY

He was a pastor at churches in Bloemfontein, Worcester, Cape Town, and Wellington – South Africa. In 1860, Murray was the flagbearer of the South Africa Revival.

Andrew Murray was one of the founders of the South African General Mission (SAGM), together with Martha Osborn, and Spencer Walton in 1889. In 1891, East Africa General Mission (SEAGM) was formed after Martha Osborn married George Howe.

SAGM and SEAGM came together in 1894 because their ministry has entered into other African countries. It was later changed to African Evangelical Fellowship in 1965. AEF merged with Serving In Mission (SIM) in 1998 and still maintains the name to this day.

He is significant in the forerunner of the Pentecostal movement by his faith healing theology and continuance of the apostolic gifts.

He was visited by John McNeill and Rev. J Gelson Gregson, the ex-British Army Chaplain and Keswick convention speaker.

DEATH

Andrew Murray went to be with the Lord on January 18, 1917, a few months before his 89th birthday.

WORKS BY HIM

It was estimated by D. S. B. Joubert that Murray published over 240 books and tracts. Some of which include the following:

  • Abide in Christ
  • Absolute Surrender
  • Be Perfect
  • Divine Healing
  • God’s Will: Our Dwelling Place
  • Holy in Christ
  • How to Raise Your Children for Christ
  • Let Us Draw Nigh
  • Like Christ
  • Money
  • The Lord’s Table
  • The Holiest of All: An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews
  • The Master’s Indwelling
  • The Ministry of Intercession
  • The Power of the Blood of Christ
  • The Prayer Life
  • The School of Obedience
  • The Spirit of Christ
  • The Spiritual Life
  • The True Vine
  • The Two Covenants

MARITAL AND RELATIONSHIP STATUS

He married Emma Rutherford on July 2, 1856, in Cape Town, South Africa. The couple had eight children – four boys and four girls.

LESSONS FROM HIS LIFE

One of the greatest lessons every believer should learn from his life is to have God do things His way. We should avail ourselves as vessels in His hand and see the wonders we will become. God bless you. Shalom!

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