Miles McPherson

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Miles McPherson (1960 in Brooklyn, New York) is the pastor of The Rock Church in San Diego, a motivational speaker, and a former NFL football player.

History[edit]

McPherson grew up on Long Island. He attended the University of New Haven, where he majored in engineering. McPherson was the university's first player to achieve All-American honors in football and be drafted into the NFL. He was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Rams; he was cut and went on to play defensive back for the San Diego Chargers.

After battling a drug problem, McPherson became a born again Christian in 1984, and began participating in religious outreach programs.[1] In September 1986, he retired from football; the next week, he enrolled in Azusa Pacific University's School of Theology.[1] He received his Master of Divinity degree in 1991.[1]

In 1992, McPherson founded "Miles Ahead", a non-profit international evangelical organization.[1]

In 2000, McPherson founded The Rock Church. As of 2009, more than 12,000 attend one of the Rock’s five weekend services.[2]

McPherson spoke at the 2008 Republican National Convention[3] and was an advocate of Prop 8, during the 2008 elections. During the Miss USA 2009 controversy involving Carrie Prejean, a member of his church, McPherson appeared on Larry King Live,[4] The O'Reilly Factor,[5] and other national news networks.

Bibliography[edit]

McPherson is the author of several books,[6] including Do Something! Make Your Life Count.[7] and God In The Mirror: Discovering Who You Were Created to Be.[8] He earned an Emmy Award in 2007 as the producer of Master Meth, a documentary on methamphetamine.[citation needed]

Family[edit]

McPherson and his wife Debbie have three children. His younger brother Don McPherson is also a former NFL player.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Personal". www.MilesMcPherson.com. 
  2. ^ "Press: Quick Facts". The Rock Church. 
  3. ^ "Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Miles McPherson". Republican National Convention. September 2, 2008. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  4. ^ http://blip.tv/file/2607351
  5. ^ http://blip.tv/file/2615842
  6. ^ "Miles McPherson". Amazon.com. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  7. ^ McPherson, Miles (November 1, 2009). Do Something! Make Your Life Count. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books. ISBN 978-0801013324. 
  8. ^ McPherson, Miles (March 15, 2013). God In The Mirror: Discovering Who You Were Created to Be. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books. ISBN 978-0801013331. 

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