About Us



To expand Step Up To Life into every country of the world and into as many languages as possible so that every believer will have this for a witnessing tool in an understandable language.


In February, 1954, Pastor Murdoch preached a sermon entitled, “Steps Leading to Salvation” and distributed his notes to the congregation. Little did he know that this would give birth to the Step Up To Life evangelistic booklet. It wasn’t until 1971 that Pastor had these biblical truths and principles put into print.

Since that time the tract has been translated into over 40 different languages. Currently it is used by many different denominations and Christian organizations. Step Up To Life may well be the only piece of gospel literature that teaches the evangelistic use of the Ten Commandments, an explanation and application of repentance and a saving faith that is based on the Lordship of Christ.

One of its core values is to enable people to see the difference between a conversion and a “decision” for Christ. This distinction has eternal consequences. The booklet has found it’s way into the following countries by different ministries and Christians: Romania, Canada, China, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Argentina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Germany, Philippines, Macedonia, Italy and India.

Step Up To Life is a ministry administered and implemented by volunteers with all proceeds from the material going toward furthering its outreach.


Born in Vermont, Pastor Murdoch was raised in Rhode Island. After graduating from Gordon College and Gordon-Conwell Seminary in Massachusetts, he pastored churches in Massachusetts, Ohio and in Chicago, Illinois, where he succeeded Dr. A. W. Tozer.

While at the Omaha Gospel Tabernacle, now Christ Community Church, he had a seven-year radio ministry and hosted his own TV program entitled, “Step Up To Life.” Concluding 20 years of ministry with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, he was the founding pastor of Trinity Church Interdenominational in Omaha. Under Pastor Murdoch’s guidance, the church congregation grew from 40 to 3,000, a missionary budget of over $500,000, eleven pastoral staff and a Christian School of more than 600 students.

After 22 years of pastoral duties at Trinity, Pastor Murdoch gave himself to enlarging the use and spread of “Step Up To Life,” an evangelistic booklet he wrote. The booklet has been printed in over 40 languages. He also produced for the tract a companion teaching album with two videocassettes, Leader and Study Guides and Children’s editions in English and Spanish. Distribution locations for this tract have been established in Nepal, Norway, Indonesia, Nigeria and France. Step Up To Life is also used in the underground churches of China and North Korea. Other contacts continue to develop.

Step Up To Life Ministries is a non-profit, outreach program, with an all volunteer staff. All proceeds from the sale of materials are used to further the outreach. As Director of Step Up To Life Ministries, Pastor Murdoch writes, teaches and preaches at conferences and churches while giving direction to this growing and international ministry.