Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray is Senior Pastor at Memorial Lutheran Church and School, Houston, Texas. He has served MLC&S since 1996, following pastorates in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada and New Orleans, Louisiana. He loves to teach and share the gospel in small groups and Bible classes. God has blessed him with Maryann, his wife of 32 years, and their two daughters, Anastasia and Hilary. His hobbies are collecting books and listening to classical music. Pastor Murray holds the degrees of B.A. from Concordia College, Ann Arbor; M.Div. from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne; M.A. from Loyola University, New Orleans; and Ph.D from New Orleans Baptist Seminary, New Orleans. He has served the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod on the synod's Commission on Theology and Church Relations (1996-2001) and the Board of Directors of the Lutheran Education Association of Houston (2001-2007). He writes the Memorial Moment, a daily devotion based on the church fathers, which is distributed to an international list of more than 2300 subscribers. He served as the Chair of the Luther Academy Board of Directors (2012-2015). He is the author of numerous journal articles and two books: Law, Life, and the Living God (2002) and A Year With the Church Fathers (2011) published by Concordia Publishing House. He is fourth vice-president of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in the West Southwestern Region (2010-present).