About The Murch Family
Evan Murch became a minister of the Gospel in 1981, the year he
and Beverly were married. They have seven boys and two girls,
aged 12 to 27. They met attending Bible College together at Elim
Bible Institute in Lima, NY.
Murch Family has been committed to several areas of ministry:
To boldly proclaim the Gospel in the Marketplace, to show
the people their sins and preach the necessity of people to
REPENT of their sin, and believe in the redemptive work of
Christ's death burial and resurrection. This is done in the
streets and on college campuses across America.
To battle the abomination of abortion, the legalized slaughter
of children made in the image and likeness of God. We do this
with public displays of graphic signs, which show the brutal
truth of what abortion is. We also hand out literature and
do street preaching. We take these signs on the road periodically
and do anti-abortion tours in various parts of the country.
To bringing God's will concerning His plan for families to
Christians who have taken the world's view of Birth Control
and insist on preventing the Blessings and Rewards that God
would otherwise give them.
children [are] an heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the womb
[is his] reward. As arrows [are] in the hand of a mighty man; so [are]
children of the youth. Happy [is] the man that hath his quiver full
of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the
enemies in the gate. Psalm 127: 3-5
[is] every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.
For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy [shalt] thou
[be], and [it shall be] well with thee. Thy wife [shall be] as a
fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive
plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be
blessed that feareth the LORD. Psalm 128:1-4
and Beverly were group home parents for troubled youth in Ontario, Canada
in 1981-1982. Bruce has served as associate pastor for two churches
from 1986 to 1989. He
founded Project Rescue in Springfield, Massachusetts (a group that blocked
the entrances of abortion clinics in an attempt to stop abortions).
This became full-time work.
the years of 1989-1995, Bruce was arrested approximately 50 times, spending
an accumulated year and a half in jail. After the Freedom of Access
to Clinic Entrances (FACE) law was passed, Operation Rescue was virtually
legislated out of existence. Instead of facing charges on trespassing
and minor infractions, they were faced with federal felonies for doing
what any other social protest group in America could do with nothing
but a slap on the wrist.
this time, Bruce also established the Pro-Life Press, a commercial printing
company that serviced Christian and pro-life ministries and individuals
with low-cost printing. This also allowed him to publish a monthly 12-16-page
newsletter called "Salt & Light".
1999, The Murches moved to Virginia, partly as precaution against the
threat posed by the widely predicted potential disaster of Y2K.
Murches returned to full time ministry with the Un-Masking Planned Parenthood
tour in Pennsylvania in June 2000. We did a Public Witness at local
events opposing sodomy and baby-killing, in addition to traveling over
30,000 miles a year to witness, preach, hand out tens of thousands of
pieces of literature and expose wickedness at special events, college
campuses and in city-to-city tours. We raised all of our own support.
then, we have also taken a stand for righteousness at the Indianapolis
Baptist Temple, where the federal government seized a 50-year-old Baptist
church on an unconstitutional tax charge; stood with Alabama Chief Justice
Roy Moore in Alabama to try to prevent the removal of the Ten Commandments
monument from the Rotunda in 2003; and the effort to save the life of
Terri Schiavo in Florida.
Beverly Murch's battle with uterine cancer in 2005 that lasted for two
years, our full-time ministry schedule effectively ceased. In those
years, we were forced to use our farm as a means of sustinence and income,
and travelling became impossible with the daily care of animals required.
The kids grew up, two got married and had children, others got full-time
jobs, and a new phase began. While we will never again all pack into
the family van and take off to some remote city for a 2-week ministry
tour as a family, each of our children is diligently serving God and
advancing the Kingdom in whatever way he or she can. This is what having
a big family is about. The Murch Family influence has not decreased.
It has expanded, and will continue to, God willing.
addition to their ministry and civic activities, The Murch children
write and perform
music together in private and public venues in a band called The
Their music is a blend of Early American/Celtic/Classical using violins,
cello, guitar, bass, pennywhistle, celtic drum and vocals
Murch is 27 years old. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia. Aaron designs
web sites and does computer troubleshooting. He's currently attending
computer college for professional certifications.
was only six years old when Bruce and Bev first brought him to
the streets to oppose abortion in 1989. Since then he has been
a zealous defender of the faith, a witness for Christ and a witness
against the wickedness of abortion, sodomy fornication and the
other evils that plague the culture. He particulary enjoys college
Murch is 25 years old. He was married May 10, 2008, and is expecting
Benjamin Joel Murch, Jr. in December 2010 with his beloved wife
Mary Jo. They have a beautiful little girl, Katie Lee.
accompanied Lauren to Pinnelas Park, Florida in February 2006
to stand with the parents of Terri Sciavo who was being killed
by dehydration by court order, and remained until Terri died.
There he met his future bride. Ben was only 4 years old when he
first began his Public Witness. He is a man of prayer and action.
He has a woodworking
business building replicas of peoples homes, and takes college
level theology courses.
is a self-taught guitar player, and is currently learning to play
drums as well.
(Murch Tyler) is 23 years old and lives in Pensacola, Florida
with her husband, evangelist and street preacher, Nathan Tyler.
They were wed September 20, 2008. Lauren has had a zeal for serving
the Lord most of her life. Lauren & Nathan are expecting their
second child in October 2010. Lauren
can't get enough of ministry events, and would be on the road
24/7 if she had her way. She was two years old when we first took
to the streets, and she has never known anything else.
is best known as one of the "Philadelphia Five" who
were arrested for simply handing out literature and preaching
and witnessing at a homosexual event on the public sidewalks of
Philadelphia. Charges were eventually dropped, but Lauren was
facing a possible 47 years in jail on these bogus charges.
Murch is 21 years old and is a strapping lad of 6'4", dwarfing
his father and his older brother Ben. He works for a Christian
construction company doing home remodeling. He also owns two of
Farm Puppies breeding dogs.
has been in the streets witnessing, opposing evil and standing
up for the truth all his life. When he was 14, Sam was arrested
while handing out literature to cars stopped at a traffic light,
by an overzealous cop. The charges were dropped, but Sam was determined
he would pay any price to speak up for the truth.
is also a self-taught cello player, and plays in the band with
Murch is 20, and works in construction. Jesse started preaching
on his 10th birthday, July 4th, 2000 in front of the Liberty Bell
In Philadelphia. His Dad had just got done preaching. Jesse jumped
up and held forth for about 30 seconds. He then sat down and cried.
That was it. He's been a street preacher ever since. Since
then, he has preached on the street in a dozen different states
or more, on street corners, in front of abortuaries, and at homosexual
"pride" events and on college campuses.He has a zeal
for the study of God's Word and the defense of it. He is currently
taking college-level courses in theology.
is also a self-taught guitar player, write and composer.
Joy Murch is 18. Hannah is Mom's right hand around the house.
She is our one-girl comedy act at home (although you'd never know
it in public). She has great disposition and a heart to serve
is training in the domestic arts, but also has a flair for art.
She is a self-taught artist with a small business called Hannah
Joy's Pet Portraits. Hannah also started taking violin lessons,
but dropped them and continued teaching herself, and is now a
very good intermediate player.
also loves farm life, and especially the care of her horse and
our donkeys. She is just learning to ride, but has been training
her horse in obedience.
Murch is 16. Evan is our miracle baby, having been conceived soon
after we lost another baby by miscarriage, and conceived into
an environment in Bev's womb that was most certainly not fit for
his survival. But God...
began preaching when he was 7 years old, in front of the Planned
Parenthood abortuary in Roanoke, VA. He preached to the clinic
workers, the administrator, and the parents and boyfriends of
those bringing in women and girls to have their babies killed.
He's been preaching off and on ever since.
is a natural musician, self-taught in guitar and violin, and also
writes, composes and arranges his own music.
Murch is 13. Elijah had his first go at the "Truth Horn"
in 2004 at age seven, at a conference of Ob/Gyn physicians in
Philadelphia, many of whom were abortionists. He preached a "repent
and believe" message of the gospel, and witnessed against
the horror of abortion.
loves the Lord, and is zealous in his prayer and study time. He
is eager to be used by God.
is a self-taught pennywhistle and recorder player, and also plays
is 12. He is a quick wit, and often stuns us with ability to engage
people much older with cogent arguments in defense of the Gospel.
He has no problem engaging college students in a debate, and often
has them retreating, speechless, because they are embarrassed
that they cannot answer the arguments of one so young. We
look forward to his progress as he studies God's Word with zeal
recently begun violin lessons under his brother Evan, and hopes
to play with his siblings one day.
know that nobody's children are perfect. But we have done everything
we could from before their birth to ensure that they had the proper
training and protection from the wicked influences of the culture that
would give them their best chance of living godly lives of service,
honesty and integrity. Besides being born at home and schooled at home,
the Murch kids have been without a television since 1998, and have grown
up without its polluting influence of drugs, sex and materialism.
they themselves have become an influence AGAINST those things in a culture
that has rejected and forgotten God. We believe what the Bible says
in Proverbs 22:6, "Train up a child in
the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
Lord, bless our efforts.