Scott Murphy Family

photo-4Scott and Kathy have served together at Regeneration Reservation since 1986.

Scott grew up on the Navajo Reservation, where he and his mother began working with the Navajo people in 1969. Their labors as part of a missionary team helped to establish a local church and Christian school in a remote area of the reservation. This church continues today as an indigenous ministry under Navajo leadership. In 1977, they began ministry on the San Carlos Apache Reservation and helped to establish a local church that continues to minister in the Apache community. Following graduation from Christian college, Scott interned in a local church and served in a Christian camping ministry where he met his wife Kathy.

Kathy heard the Gospel message at Vacation Bible School when she was ten years old and placed her trust in Jesus Christ as her personal Savior from her sin. She believed God was burdening her heart to invest her life in sharing the Gospel message with others. She followed God’s call to prepare for the mission field and graduated from college with a degree in Christian Missions.

Scott’s ordination and deputation meetings followed their wedding, and then they helped to establish Regeneration Baptist Church. Their weekly ministry involves outreaches to the San Carlos and White Mountain Apache Indians in southeastern Arizona. They are also involved in developing evangelistic and discipleship tools to equip and encourage native believers to effectively reach their tribal people with the Gospel.

Scott and Kathy have four grown children:
– Jessica is serving as a missionary in Albania.
– Sarah and her husband Ethan are serving on their church staff in Colorado where Ethan attends seminary.
– Nathan and Caleb are students in Christian college.