History of Alvin E Miller Sr

Highlights of His Life and Career
  • Birth to 1980
  • Birth

    Bishop Alvin E Miller Sr was born in Fort Pierce, Florida.

  • Graduate of Fort Pierce Central High

    He is a 1977 graduate of Fort Pierce Central High School where he was an All-State Football Player.


  • MVP, NCAA-1AA National Football Championship

    In 1979, he led Eastern Kentucky University to winning the NCAA-1AA National Football Championship (the first in school history). ABC Television and Chevrolet Automotive Corporation voted Alvin as the Semi-Final Championship Game and the National Championship Game Most Valuable Player.


  • 1981 to 2000
  • National Championship

    In 1980, Alvin led EKU to another National Championship game where he received the Most Valuable Player Award by ABC Television and Chevrolet Automotive Corporation in the NCAA-1AA Semi-Final Championship Game.


  • Graduated with BS. Second Lieutenant in US Army

    In August 1981, Bishop Alvin E Miller Sr graduated from EKU with a B.A. in Sociology. Upon graduating from college, Rev Dr Alvin E Miller Sr was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army.

    Aug 1981

  • Free Agency Camp in Houston, TX

    During the spring of 1984, Alvin was invited to the Houston Oilers Free Agency Football Camp in Houston, TX.

    SPR 1984

  • Seminary School

    While at Southern Seminary, he worked as a prison chaplain at Luther Luckett Correctional Facility in LaGrange, Kentucky. He also served as an Aide-de-Camp for Brigadier General Merwyn L. Jackson of 100th TRNG Division (USAR). After graduating from the SBTS, Alvin returned to Florida and worked as a teacher for the St. Lucie County, FL Public School District.


  • Master of Divinity

    The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KentuckyConcentration – Pastoral Care and Counseling

    Dec 1988

  • Staff for Governor of Florida

    In June of 1989, he was appointed to the Governor of Florida staff as the Governor’s Drug-Free Communities Coordinator.

    Jun 1989

  • Military Chaplain

    In January 1990, he returned to Active Duty in the United States Army as a Chaplain (Captain) and served for nearly five years. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, Alvin returned back to his hometown of Ft. Pierce, FL where he pastored and worked as an educator.

    Jan 1990

  • Educator and District Administrator

    During his stay in St. Lucie County, FL he served as public school teacher for seven years and as a district level administrator for three years. .


  • Doctor of Ministry,

    Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Concentration – Leadership and Church Administration Pastoral Care and Counseling

    May 1999

  • St Lucie Hall of Fame

    The same year, Alvin was inducted into the St. Lucie County, Florida Sports Hall of Fame


  • 2001 to Current
  • AWARD by 700 Club

    America’s Top Church of the Week by Pat Robertson and the famous 700 Club Television Show (2006).


  • Presidential Recognition and 32 Years of Military Service

    Dr. Miller served in the United States Army for 32 years and reaching the rank of COLONEL. On May 6, 2011, CH (COL) Miller served as one of the senior chaplains at Fort Campbell and Rear Detachment Chaplain for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). President Barack Obama recognized Colonel Miller during his speech to the Troops as the Commander in Chief congratulated the Soldiers at Fort Campbell, KY for ending the ‘Reign of Terror’ of Osama bin Laden.


    Rev.Dr. Alvin E Miller is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, the United States Army Chaplains Advanced Course, the United States Army Chaplains Basic Course, the United States Army Armor Officers Advanced Course, and the United State Army Ordnance Officers Center and School.

    6 May, 2011

  • AWARD, Top New Pastor

    In 2012, Dr. Miller was awarded the Top New Pastor Award in Clarksville and Middle Tennessee Area by a local Nashville radio station (The Light Radio, 102.1 FM) and gospel artists across Nashville and Middle Tennessee.


  • Senior Pastor
    • Bishop, St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksville, TN
    • Dr. Miller is a father, grandfather, and the husband to the former Dominique Haywood of Nashville, TN. Currently, Dr. Miller resides in Nashville, TN with his wife.
    • Dr. Miller is the author of the Radical and Controversial JESUS.


Thoughts of Bishop Alvin E Miller, Sr

Here's What's Being Said!
  • “People buy into YOU and your personality before they buy into what you have to offer! You want to put things together in a way that is both positive and attractive, so how do you ‘sell’ yourself in order to have a reach that can extend all across the world?”

    Bishop Alvin E Miller Sr – Overseer of St. John Missionary Baptist Church

  • “I would not take a billion dollars in exchange for spending 1 second in the presence of GOD!

    Bishop Alvin E Miller Sr – Overseer of St. John Missionary Baptist Church