MILTON-FREEWATER — The Rev. Doug Murphy will take the reins as senior pastor at Ingle Chapel, 85372 Highway 339, today.
Murphy grew up in a small border town in Southern California, where his father was a homicide investigator, according to a news release from Ingle Chapel.
He played football for the Huskies at the University of Washington.
He later began attending a Bible study at a Mixed Martial Arts gym in Seattle and became both a professional MMA champion and a committed Christian.
After retiring from fighting, Murphy went into-full-time ministry, attending Liberty University.
Murphy and his wife, Amanda, have two children, Arron, 9; and Anna Skye, 6.
Worship services at Ingle Chapel are at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Adult Bible study begins at 9 a.m. Junior Church for children ages 4-10 begins at 11 a.m. and a nursery is available for children ages 3 and under during the worship service.
For more information, call 541-938-7002.