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.
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
# God expects his disciples to catch some fish! See Matthew 4:19Yesterday
# LIVE on #Periscope: Miss u https://t.co/kt3JNzrzeEYesterday
# I'm on The Core 1700AM on @espnradio talking about the hope that I found in Christ! Tune in to listen live until 3. http://t.co/V1BzO6KSun2 days ago
# If God has forgotten your sins, guess who's the one who keeps bringing it up? Let it go and hold onto the love of God. Psalm 103:11-163 days ago
# LIVE on #Periscope: Coming home https://t.co/5f3niwXYgY4 days ago
# The devil's #1 weapon is a 2-part lie: Part 1. Sin has no consequences Part 2. Like God, you can decide good and evil on your own4 days ago
# Had an awesome time worshipping with y'all! Anybody coming back to @CrossingTC for the 5pm? https://t.co/XH63AysqSu4 days ago