Miles McPherson, pastor of The Rock Church in San Diego, California, was once an NFL player who used cocaine and partied—but an encounter with God early one morning sent his life on a totally different trajectory.
“I was using cocaine my first few years in the NFL and one morning, 5 o’clock a.m., I gave my life to Christ,” McPherson said on “The Pure Flix Podcast.” “[I] recommitted my life to Christ — and stopped doing cocaine that day.”
The preacher, author of the book The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation, had first accepted Christ five years before that life-altering moment, but his faith hadn’t taken root, and he soon found himself living life on his own terms.
Despite falling into drugs and partying, he felt God prompting him over the years, and he finally listened that fateful morning. From there, his teammates started sharing their faith and McPherson soon found God leading him down a path toward ministry.
Listen to McPherson share his story at the 27:30-mark:
SOURCE: Charisma News, Billy Hallowell