With the participation of First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME), the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture is creating a digital archive of the Rev. Dr. Cecil “Chip” Murray’s sermons and interviews in order to capture how Rev. Murray has been a force for positive social change in Los Angeles for more than four decades.
Rev. Murray served as pastor of FAME for 27 years, transforming a small congregation into a megachurch that brought jobs, housing and corporate investment into South Los Angeles neighborhoods. The Murray Archive project will make Pastor Murray’s prophetic social witness available to a new generation of activists, pastors and scholars.
Please consider donating to the project to support the development of a comprehensive digital repository that will preserve Rev. Murray’s legacy of socially engaged African-American Christianity.