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.
On Aug. 22, 2003, Scott Drew assumed Baylor’s head coaching position and took over one of college basketball’s most daunting rebuilding projects ever. Eleven years later, he became the program’s all-time wins leader.
From 2007-16, Baylor rose to national prominence with Drew leading the team to eight 20-win seasons, eight postseason appearances, the Big 12’s first NIT championship, Baylor’s first postseason tournament title in its 109-year history, and a school-record 17 postseason wins. Additionally, Baylor is one of 13 programs to be nationally ranked in each of the last nine seasons, and BU is one of only nine teams to earn No. 6 seeds or better in each of the last three NCAA Tournaments.
The Bears advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight in 2010 and 2012, made the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2014, won the 2013 NIT championship and advanced to the 2009 NIT championship game. BU also played in the 2008 NCAA Tournament, marking its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1988, and the Bears have gone to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last three seasons, marking the first consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in program history.
Worship Leadership this year will be made up of a 1000 voice choir and local worship leaders from the Waco area. There is so much talent that God has brought to Waco and such a great variety of churches that we believe that we are stronger together and stronger locally. Come join us for the choir, and come ready to worship on Sunday night April 9th.
For more than a decade, Anthony Evans has voiced the Gospel with such a melodic, thought-provoking style that he has emerged as one of Christian Music's premiere male vocalists, songwriters, and worship leaders. His time in Los Angeles with NBC's hit show The Voice led him to think more about his music--without compromising his faith and message, Anthony wants to speak in terms that connect with people spiritually, no matter where they are at in their faith journey. Anthony’s new groundbreaking album Back To Life features the highest possible production and is a much needed breath of fresh air within modern worship. The 11-song album also features Grammy nominated producer Max Stark, legendary vocal producer Tim Davis and songs co-written by Krissy Nordoff (Your Great Name), Cindy Morgan, Martha Munizzi and Kirk Franklin.