Being the pastor of one of San Diego’s most popular and impacting churches, Rock Church, didn’t happen overnight for Miles McPherson. The road to God’s destiny for him led through a stint in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, along with an addiction to cocaine.
Miles actually came to faith in Christ through the testimony of a couple of “Jesus people” hippie types who witnessed to him in a department store. But with no one to disciple him he fell away from Christ and drifted for years.
It was during his time playing professional football that Miles developed a cocaine addiction that reduced him to regularly visiting the seedy neighborhoods of San Diego to feed his habit.
But after his second NFL season and following a weekend-long drug binge, he called out for Christ to intervene, and Miles was delivered from drug addiction in one day and re-dedicated his life to Christ.
After retiring from football Miles worked as a youth pastor for Horizon Christian Fellowship in San Diego and enrolled in Azusa Pacific University’s School of Theology, where he received his Master’s of Divinity degree in 1991.
Nine years later Miles felt called by God to start Rock Church in San Diego. Since its founding in 2000 Rock Church has grown into one of the nation’s most impacting congregations, with nearly 15,000 people attending one of the Rock’s fifteen Sunday services, not to mention those who tune in to the services online, and through radio and TV.
In 2013 Pastor Miles launched “Do Something Church,” which is committed to equipping congregations to transform the world by successfully meeting the needs of their individual communities through innovative outreach strategies.
Through his book “Do Something: Make Your Life Count,” Pastor Miles has taught thousands to take Christ’s love to the streets and make a difference in their community.
His most recent book, “God in the Mirror,” explores how we as people are “made in God’s image” and offers readers a new and revolutionary view of God and themselves.
Recently on the Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord” ministry and talk show, Pastor Miles sat down with host Jentezen Franklin to share how God moved in his life even as a young man.
This humorous, engaging, and personal recollection from Pastor Miles will entertain and challenge you to see how God sticks with us and will not let us go, even when we lose sight of him in our life’s journey. He has a plan and His love is forever.
You’ll want to watch this TBN video clip several times.