Miles McPherson is a man radically transformed by God. Even after fulfilling his youthful dreams of a successful collegiate football career and playing in the NFL, Miles was spiritually empty and on a path of destruction in the form of cocaine use.
During his second season in the NFL, two of Miles' teammates, Sherman Smith and Ray Preston, told him about God's amazing love and grace. Finally, one early morning in 1984, Miles had his first encounter with the person of Jesus Christ and decided to follow Him.
The moment Miles relinquished control of his life, God's power was evident. Miles was delivered from his drug habit, experienced positive changes in his daily life and actions, and was reunited with his girlfriend, Debbie, who is now his wife.
God soon set Miles' feet on a new path: serving in ministry, learning theology, and preaching the Gospel. Miles had great dreams as a young man, but he never imagined the joy and fulfillment he would experience in sharing God's love with others.
A nationally known speaker, McPherson's bold, down-to-earth, and humorous style has become his trademark. His relevant message challenges both the young and young-minded and often compels them to recalibrate their lives in light of the Gospel. McPherson earned an Emmy Award in 2007 for a documentary on methamphetamine. An author of several books, McPherson's latest release is Do Something! Make Your Life Count. This latest effort has resulted in the recent creation of Do Something Church, an online community where individuals, groups and churches can join with thousands of others who have stepped up to change the world around them - and show how ordinary people can do extraordinary things with God's transforming power.
To learn more about Pastor Miles, visit www.milesmcpherson.com
- 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 & Founder of Miles Ahead, a youth evangelistic ministry started in 1992.
Miles on Twitter
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# #ThrowbackThursday in 2011 Pastor Miles was "arrested" to benefit MDA San Diego watch this clip to see what happened http://t.co/WycwjRk7EW6 days ago