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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 nearly 15,000 people attending one of the Rock’s fifteen Sunday services, 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

  • # God has set before you, life and death. Choose life. Deuteronomy 30:15-19
  • # God will never allow you to face anything you can't handle. Be encouraged!!!! 1 Cor 10:13
    5 days ago
  • # Starting a series on how to share your faith n launching a new app. Come tmrrw to one of our services. Info at
    5 days ago
  • # See u tmrrw at church
    5 days ago
  • # Happy 15th Birthday to the Rock. Thank you God for the amazing sacrifice made by so many and the countless transformed lives.
    1 week ago
  • # @DraytonFlorence & @Qb_Lemon flying to Vegas with there travel 7on7 team today @RiverCityKings to play @Team19AllStars @Jones_Drew32 #NFL
    1 week ago
  • # Potential describes what could be
    2 weeks ago