Miles McPherson

Miles McPherson

The Rock Church

Pastor Miles McPherson played four years in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers from 1982-1985. During this time, he developed a cocaine addiction, which reduced him to regularly visiting the seedy neighborhoods of San Diego to feed his habit. In his second season in the NFL, 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 largest churches, with over 20,000 people attending one of the Rock’s twenty-one Sunday services or experiencing the services through online streaming and microsites around San Diego.

Five years ago, 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.

In 2015, his team discovered an opportunity to reach thousands of people through online gospel presentations. As of 2018, they have had 53 million people view a gospel presentation from the Rock online, resulting in over 1 million people responding that they prayed to receive Christ! Recently, God has uniquely positioned Pastor Miles to address a topic that has been heavy on his heart throughout his life. Racial tension and division have made a resurgence in this country and through his new book, The Third Option, Hope for a Racially Divided Nation, he desires to bring God’s healing to this issue with a powerful message and practical next steps to begin the conversation with “someone not like you.”