FLORENCE, ALABAMA – Heritage Christian University proudly announces that Mr. Larry Murdock will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Honoris Causa, recognizing his distinguished career in ministry and his significant contributions to Christian higher education.

Murdock faithfully served as a minister in Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas, and Alabama for over four decades. In addition to his work in ministry, he has also engaged in mission work in Fiji, Jamaica, Russia, Ukraine, and across the United States. His tireless efforts and dedication have impacted countless lives, and we are honored to recognize his contributions to the Lord’s church and the community.

From 1984-1990 and then from 1996-2009, Murdock served in various roles at International Bible College and Heritage Christian University. He held positions as Adjunct Instructor of Psychology, Assistant Director of Distance Learning, Director of Distance Learning, and Director of Institutional Research. During his tenure, he was instrumental in the success of many students. His commitment to education and the pursuit of knowledge is unparalleled. 

An accomplished author, Murdock has written articles for several brotherhood magazines, including Firm Foundation, Gospel Advocate, and The World Evangelist. He has also written materials for his Spiritual Awareness Seminar. In addition, he is a leading contributor to the success of World-Wide Radio Evangelism, and his efforts have helped to spread the word of God to people around the world.

Murdock has been married to Iva Nell Murdock for 56 years and is a loving father to two children, Holly and Jamison, and an outstanding grandfather to six grandchildren.

Larry Murdock is an exceptional individual who has dedicated his life to serving others. His contributions to the church and to Heritage Christian University are immeasurable, and it is an honor to recognize him with this well-deserved honor. The Honorary Doctor of Divinity will be awarded to Mr. Larry Murdock during the upcoming commencement ceremony at Heritage Christian University on May 6, 2023.