J. Murdock is an Associate Pastor at Boulder Adventist Church. In addition to supporting the overall ministry also leads in Live Intention (18-24) and Live Creative (24-34). A graduate of La Sierra University with B.A. in Religious Studies (2013) and will soon complete his MDiv from the Theological Seminary at Andrews University (2018).
J. recently served as the Administrative Pastor for the One Place Fellowship held on the campus of Andrews University seeking to minister to hundreds of students and families. Before coming to Boulder, he also served as the Associate Youth Director for the Loma Linda Chinese Church in the Southeastern California Conference.
He has been a Student Chaplain for La Sierra University, Middle School, High School, and Collegiate Sabbath School Director for La Sierra University Church and the One Place Fellowship, Student Missions Coordinator for Campus Ministries at Andrews University, Religious Vice President for the Student Association of La Sierra University, ACF Coordinator for the University of Colorado at Boulder, generation One Director for the Seattle and San Diego gatherings, and the Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults at Boulder Seventh-day Adventist Church.
While studying at La Sierra University, he started an improv troupe in conjunction with the LaSU Drama department called Red Pill which is still performing on campus today. After moving to Colorado in 2013, with the help of Tim Cress (Family Pastor of LifeSource Fellowship), he brought improv to Boulder Church as part of an initiative to open a vibrant artistic scene inside of Adventism using the community of Boulder and its surrounding cities. As the director of Monkey Butler Improv, Boulder church became a safe place for creatives to express themselves in family friendly environments built upon the tenets of Christian beliefs.
J. is married to Rebecca (Barceló). Between he and his wife, their multi-cultural families have lived in California, Michigan, Puerto Rico, Massachusetts, and Connecticut but are looking forward to settling into Colorado and growing deep roots.