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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

  • # A huge congratulations to the @arcchurches network on their 800th church launch this weekend! The Association of R… https://t.co/svyxsA5UBb
    13 hours ago
  • # But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 - Christ’s love f… https://t.co/jHweH2odaY
    20 hours ago
  • # In every race conversation, the enemy makes us believe that there are only two options. Joshua 5:13–15 reminds us o… https://t.co/a31SX5wptl
    20 hours ago
  • # ““But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who cu… https://t.co/v41Ijdgdtm
    Yesterday
  • # In a messed up situation? Today, I pray that God shows you a shift of perspective: from a lemon situation into… https://t.co/eQS1xJkus6
    Yesterday
  • # Start your morning off with declarations and prayer! Declare who you are in Christ and the promises God has for you… https://t.co/wSzHkKrdIj
    Yesterday
  • # It may be that you have your own preferences, but remember this: you’re human, and you can work better at being unb… https://t.co/ZKLDQxG3Bv
    2 days ago