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
# When opportunity knocks it's too late to prepare for it ~ Chris hodges8 hours ago
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# Where do you go to experience spiritual freedom? Jesus is the ONLY way! https://t.co/O3cv9Tsi4f @mamdevo #DailyDevo #JESUS #MAMDevo20 hours ago
# You are a holy people to the Lord your God. He has chosen you! [Deut 14:12] https://t.co/q276N9xGlqYesterday
# Do others see love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control in you? https://t.co/fNu5FkJq15Yesterday
# If you want to win, you have to know the rules of the fight! Rule 1: Pray first. https://t.co/aDTLTj8drT @mamdevo #Boxing #DailyDevoYesterday
# Even though we don't know what the future holds, we know who holds the future! God has everything under control! https://t.co/qoSDvBe0QK2 days ago