Dr. Ian Murphy has had a stirring journey into Christianity. Formerly gripped by fears and doubts about the existence of God, life after death, and the meaning of life, Ian experienced a miraculous and palpable encounter with the reality of the spiritual realm that initially led him to Christ. His heartfelt ministry to reach other doubting Thomas’s with the Gospel unexpectedly rocketed to public attention when Ian’s valedictorian speech about Jesus made headlines nationwide,
inspiring a Congressional Law from the desk of Senator Arlen Specter. This momentum landed Ian into the position of head pastor at a Baptist church in Texas, where his ministry remained centered until his decision to enter the Catholic Church. Shifting career direction, Ian became a professor of world religions and theology, while his ministry continued through regular appearances on the Familyland Television Network, as well as three seasons hosting his own radio broadcast on 105.1 FM out of Indiana, Pennsylvania.
In July of 2014, Ian delivered his conversion story as a keynote address to the Defending the Faith Conference held at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, with an introduction by Dr. Scott Hahn, who designated Ian a Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. And in August 2014, Ian co-hosted the 3rd annual Catholic Answers Conference in Glenwood, MN, along with Patrick Coffin, the host of Catholic Answers Live.
Ian appeared as Marcus Grodi’s guest on the Journey Home program, which aired on EWTN on February 9th, 2015. He subsequently appeared as Gus Llyod’s guest on the “Seize the Day” radio broadcast, on Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s The Catholic Channel.
Recently, Ian was the keynote speaker for the annual Christian Formation Series at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom in Barry’s Bay, Ontario, as well as the keynote speaker for the annual Reaching for Faith exhibition held in Crystal Minnesota, sponsored by Relevant Radio.
Ian has authored several manuscripts pending publication, and has already published both installments of a two-part series on Marian Consecration. He has also had a recent appearance on the program Franciscan University Presents, which aired on EWTN during the 2017 Lenten season.
Ian currently resides near Charleston, South Carolina with his wife Rachel. He serves as a professor on faculty at Divine Mercy University, and he continues to travel around the country as a popular Catholic speaker.
Ian's Testimony at the 2015 Defending the faith conference
Hosted by Franciscan University of steubenville
a little of ian's Story
From Agnostic, to Baptist, to Catholic