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
# Watch @NFL quarterback @jaboowins' story of learning to glorify God before himself at: https://t.co/Ym2VcrTyfZ… https://t.co/kisUVZNirX22 hours ago
# Today is our outreach ministry fair, and 181 ministries are represented at all campuses. Find a way to use the gift… https://t.co/extsbYtjImYesterday
# WE GO FROM GLORY TO GLORY! Join us at @therocksandiego for church! Services at 8AM, 10AM, 12PM & 6PM. Live online a… https://t.co/D1FiymdXtZYesterday
# Can't wait for church tomorrow. I'm going to wash some feet.2 days ago
# Tomorrow is Sunday. Join us for #church at @therocksandiego! Times and locations for all 5 campuses at:… https://t.co/lOhDBVGvE32 days ago
# God thinks you're EXTREMELY valuable!! @getmilesahead https://t.co/1IGUZHMb9p #art #artprize #GetMilesAhead @mamdevo https://t.co/Lu4hUNUUeG2 days ago
# Go watch @nfl quarterback @andydalton14's story right now! https://t.co/8mH1m0qDd9 Photo by @Bengals #MyStory… https://t.co/ClB2amoy1a3 days ago