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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

  • # Who’s been enjoying #ThanksAndGiving? We’ll be wrapping up the series tomorrow so make sure to invite your friends… https://t.co/8ISWUEMqOP
    3 hours ago
  • # He will never disappoint you! Let this scripture be your encouragement during your seasons of waiting, praying and… https://t.co/Xkz1ljQGvB
    Yesterday
  • # Watch as Jordin Sparks shares how God used closed doors in her life to open up opportunities she never imagined pos… https://t.co/SQBc0fouFA
    Yesterday
  • # #Thanksgiving is coming quick! What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Can you guess mine? 🦃
    2 days ago
  • # RT @therocksandiego: Many of us lack trust in God, and as a result we are afraid God won’t take care of us. #ThanksAndGiving
    2 days ago
  • # RT @therocksandiego: For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. - 2 Timothy 1:7
    2 days ago
  • # If you missed my interview on #JoniTableTalk at @Daystar, you can watch it in full now: https://t.co/cFjWnC61qF
    2 days ago