Pastor Miles McPherson played four years in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers from 1982-1985. It was during this time that he developed a cocaine addiction that found the NFL star reduced to regularly visiting the seedy neighborhoods of San Diego to feed his habit.
After his second season in the NFL and after a weekend-long drug binge, he called out to Jesus Christ, accepted Him and stopped doing drugs in one day.
Miles worked as a Youth Pastor for Horizon Christian Fellowship in San Diego and enrolled in Azusa Pacific University’s School of Theology, receiving his Master’s of Divinity degree in 1991.
In 2000, he felt called by God to start the Rock Church in San Diego. According to Outreach Magazine, the Rock has consistently been one of the nation’s fastest growing and largest churches, with over 15,000 people attending one of the Rock’s 4 Sunday services across 5 campuses, in addition to the services that are experienced through online streaming, microsites, radio and TV.
In 2013, Pastor Miles initiated Do Something Church, dedicated to equipping churches to transform the world by successfully meeting their community’s needs through innovative outreach strategies.
His book, Do Something: Make Your Life Count, is designed to equip people to take Christ’s love to the streets and make a difference in their community.
His latest book, God in the Mirror, takes readers on an exploration of the scripture, “made in God’s image” and offers them a new and revolutionary view of God and themselves.
See these titles and more at the Rockpile Bookstore online.
- Born: March 30, 1960; raised on Long Island, New York
- Education: University of New Haven; Azusa Pacific University (Master of Divinity)
- NFL Career: Defensive back, San Diego Chargers, 1982-1985
- Ministry: Senior Pastor of the Rock Church
Miles on Twitter
# This new year, you can change if you trust God's promises! https://t.co/gNgZZyCGKZ #GetMilesAhead #trust… https://t.co/93i2E8aQLk8 hours ago
# Like you, I'm heartbroken that it's all over. Read my opinion on the @Chargers' departure: https://t.co/c9g2SK8VKv… https://t.co/3Nm5xbWBwWYesterday
# SD Charger Fans, please read this. It comes from the heart of a former player and now fan. https://t.co/5hx1sYAx8y2 days ago
# Thank Dr King for your courage and faith to stand strong for what is right. We're still fighting & believing that y… https://t.co/3OM7CxLNlh2 days ago
# Worship is a response of respect when the character of God is revealed @milesmcpherson https://t.co/p0g4A55z8m… https://t.co/IY0YRTeFht2 days ago
# If u walk in Gods presence people will see you but be changed by Him2 days ago
# Watch @drewbrees' story of faith at: https://t.co/bwg2V1TECJ #saints50 #MyStory #GetMilesAhead3 days ago