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
# We're always looking for new ways to bring people hope through technology. Receive prayer ONLINE here: https://t.co/nMLkrk9iNe #needprayer11 hours ago
# I'd love for you to join us for worship at @therocksandiego today! Services at 8AM, 10AM, 12PM & 6PM. Live online:… https://t.co/RGc03UaHOC15 hours ago
# Our Sunday services at @therocksandiego are live online every week at 8AM, 10AM, 12PM & 6PM PT. The link is https://t.co/bnrAghMHTf #churchYesterday
# What all of the @NFL's missed extra point attempts tells us about the value of #discipline: https://t.co/QUKvnpHhKz https://t.co/tcxj47K3I3Yesterday
# RT @GetMilesAhead: “Only one thing will matter when you die." - watch to find out what that is! @milesmcpherson https://t.co/j7H38LmsUZ htt…2 days ago
# Looking for a Christian church in San Diego? @therocksandiego has 5 campuses in town & we'd love for you to join us! https://t.co/dA3ntePXHh2 days ago
# Only one thing is going to matter when you die. Who did you put your faith in? #death #faith https://t.co/nYShD9o9Yk https://t.co/C2YvFXB2Tt2 days ago