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Pastor Miles

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.

Miles McPherson

  • 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

  • # And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. [Ephesians 4:32]
    3 hours ago
  • # As you move, God will turn you left or right! #MilesAMinute #GetMilesAhead
    7 hours ago
  • # For we walk by faith, not by sight. [2 Corinthians 5:7]
    8 hours ago
  • # Want God to direct your life? Start moving! @GetMilesAhead #car #driving #GetMilesAhead
    12 hours ago
  • # Our last service at @therocksandiego starts in a few minutes (at 6PM). Join us live online at #church
  • # I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.” [Psalm 122:1]
  • # Our first #church service of the day at @therocksandiego starts in a few minutes! Join at 8AM, 10AM, 12PM & 6PM at!