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.
- 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
# You know which Easter service you're going to attend? Pick one at http://t.co/Bu8S0A6gw3 #sdrockeaster http://t.co/shvDhZfjrP22 hours ago
# Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes. Yes I'm 55!!!! http://t.co/zK4AgsSGT42 days ago
# We're celebrating Easter next Sunday! Will I see you there?! http://t.co/Bu8S0A6gw3 http://t.co/jVGQScXXql3 days ago
# There are many gods created by man but only One God who created man. ~ Pastor Jacob Aranza3 days ago
# Easter is just around the corner! Find the best service for you at http://t.co/Bu8S0zOFEv #sdrockeaster5 days ago
# Hanging with lions http://t.co/dsJFfCZyHn6 days ago
# Thank you @drewbrees for a great night at The Rock http://t.co/SamAs6V23M2 weeks ago