Most gospel music fans know the smash hit “Praise Is What I Do”—the title track from Shekinah Glory Ministries’ 2002 gold-selling album, the writer and lead singer, William Murphy, III.
William Henry Murphy III (born August 2, 1973) is an American gospel recording artist and pastor. He started his music career in 2005, with the release of All Day on Epic Records. This album was listed on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart. His second album, The Sound, was released in 2007 on Central South, and was listed on the Top Gospel Albums chart as well. He self-released We Are One in 2011. This album was listed on the Top Gospel Albums chart, along with the Heatseekers Albums chart. His fourth album, God Chaser, was released in 2013 on Verity. The album reached the Gospel Albums chart, as well as the Billboard 200.
Murphy was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 2, 1973. His father and grandfather are pastors/bishops. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2001, with his wife Danielle and two children, to serve as the worship minister at New Birth. He later founded The dReam Center Church of Atlanta in 2006. His wife Danielle, is also a pastor at the church. William is the residing Bishop of Worship in the FGBCF International ministry (Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship) under Bishop Joseph Walker.
Bishop William Murphy’s latest single is “Settle Here”.