Bishop Carl W. Miller

ourpastorBishop Carl W. Miller was born February 11, 1957 to Carl & Ruth Miller of Norfolk, VA. Raised in a devout Catholic home, he attended Christ the King Catholic School. In 1971, Pastor Miller was selected to attend Saint John’s Vienna Seminary to become a Priest. It was here that God began to reveal Himself to Pastor Miller. This revelation caused him to leave the seminary. He later graduated from Norview High School in Norfolk, VA in 1975.

In June of 1975, he enlisted in the United States Army and served until July 1981. After being discharged, he returned to Norfolk and was employed as a Government Sales Representative for a local company. This led him to starting his own business. Currently, Pastor Miller is employed as a Sales Estimator with Total Home Improvement Company, Yorktown, VA.

In August of 1981, he was married to Pamela Hairston of Martinsville, VA who introduced him to the Apostolic doctrine. To this union of 30 years, the Lord has blessed them with three beautiful children: Candace, Jonathan, and Joy; and one granddaughter, Madison.

In September 1981, Pastor Miller attended a revival at the Way of the Cross Church of Christ in Newport News, VA. Obedient to the Word of God, Pastor Miller was baptized in the Name of Jesus and received the gift of the Holy Ghost a week later. During a 1984 Holy Convocation service, the Lord called Pastor Miller into the ministry. He made full proof of his calling and served and labored for eight years under his pastor, Bishop James C. Jackson.

Just as an eagle stirs her nest, the Lord commissioned Pastor Miller to leave the comforts of familiar surroundings and go to Gloucester County, VA to begin a ministry. Thus, on September 6, 1992, the Gates of Praise Way of the Cross Ministries was born.

The trials of ministry have been many, but Pastor Miller continues to keep the faith and trust in the Lord. Dedicated to The Way of the Cross Church of Christ organization, Pastor Miller currently serves as a District Elder for the Virginia State Diocese, Pastoral Council Secretary, Pastoral Retreat Site Planner/Coordinator, and National Convocation Committee Chairperson.

He is a man who is steadfast, unmovable; one who is always abounding in the work of the Lord. He encourages all to follow him as he follows Christ. An avid fisherman naturally, Pastor Miller is delighted that God has called him to be a fisher of men.