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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 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.

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

  • # LET'S PRAY! Join us for Saturday Morning Prayer from 9-10AM! Info at:
    9 hours ago
  • # Falling down is inevitable, but what matters to God is how you let Him help you get back up. Watch this video.
    17 hours ago
  • # Driving down the fog-covered freeway made me realize how difficult it is to be restricted by what you can see. Watc…
  • # @EMorrisonSmith u come and give me a hug n pray for me and I’ll give u a book!
    2 days ago
  • # You know that man was made in God’s image, but have you ever wondered why? Watch this video and find out why..
    2 days ago
  • # Did you miss last Sunday's message at @therocksandiego? Watch it now at
    3 days ago
  • # My wife knows I can talk about football and go on and on about it. Can you talk about Jesus that way?
    3 days ago