Lady Kim is the co-founder of the Anointed Temple of Praise Outreach Ministries, Inc. (ATOP) Memphis, TN. A product of the Chicago Catholic Schools, her unique spirit and lively personality was nurtured and encouraged by the nuns, who took a special interest in her and gave her a variety of opportunities to excel. Her gift of song and oral articulation made her the obvious choice to represent the school at numerous social functions throughout the city.
A major influence throughout her adolescent years was her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Lee Jones. They were also instrumental in the development of her fundamental beliefs and Christian indoctrination, by advancing and providing numerous opportunities for her to display a wealth of talents, that included praying, ushering, preparing communion, singing in the choir and extending the welcome/occasion at many afternoon and evening programs. These spiritual encounters provided the essence of her Christian experience.
Upon her high school graduation, she attended Bradley University, where she met and married the love of her life, Pastor Thomas L. Murray. When Pastor Murray accepted his call into the ministry, she realized that her role, as the “First Lady” was a true testimony to the level of dedication and conviction of her faith, her venerable way of life and commitment to her husband. She assumed the role, as the “First Lady”, proudly advancing numerous causes, providing vital support to their ministry and actively collaborating with the congregation and the community.
The Murray’s partnership embodies the basic origin of teamwork, mutual admiration and total respect for one another’s ideals, values and spirituality. They are blessed with two charming daughters, Tiara La’Shai Murray and Tiffany Latrice Murray, along with two spirited grandsons, Deion Chandler and Noah Leon and a joyful granddaughter Jordan Helena.
Lady Kim continued to pursue academic excellence and received her BS in Elementary Education from The University of Memphis (Memphis, TN). She obtained her Masters in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College (Detroit, MI). She plans to pursue her Doctorate in Theology in the near future.
She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta and works tirelessly in the Shelby County School System as a First Grade Teacher.
Lady Kim finally fulfilled her vision, by accepting the call into the ministry in 1999. She lends her oratorical skills to speak at various community, church, and civic occasions, as well as a principal cleric at her home church.
As one of the principal co-founders of ATOP she continues to be a catalyst for many of the ministries and programs birthed during the church’s infancy such as the Intercessory Prayer Warriors, Praise Team, Sunday School, Children’s Ministry, New Members Ambassadors, New Members Class and the New Christian Baptism Class.