Joyce is a 1980 graduate of Benedict College where she earned a B.A. Degree in Journalism, she is currently employed with Raycom Media, centralized in Charlotte, NC. She was called into the ministry in 2000 and licensed in April 2003, ordained in October 2008, one of (4) Associates. She is one 11 children born to the late Anderson and Jessie Epps. Her Bible verse of inspiration is Psalms 84:11 "for the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will be withhold from them that walk uprightly." Her scripture of inspiration are Psalm 51 and Psalms 124. She is married to Jesse Murphy.