Bishop James M. Miller, Jr. is the Founder, Overseer and Senior Pastor of the Anointed Fellowship Praise Churches, Inc. He is a native of Cumberland, VA and currently resides with his wife of 44 years; First Lady Ernell Miller, in their lovely home in Powhatan, VA. He has been pastoring for 40 years. He attributes his great accomplishments to Jesus Christ and the continual prayers and support of his loving wife, two daughters, two sons-in-law, and two beautiful grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, fishing, reading, and occasionally watching television.
Bishop Miller graduated from high school in the year of 1970. He later attended J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of Richmond. He has earned an Associate Degree, Bachelor of Science Degree, and a Master’s Degree in the field of Counseling and Criminal Justice. Coming from a family of ten with humble beginnings and limited resources, Bishop Miller went on to become a notable leader, businessman, and a successful entrepreneur, by the grace of God. He has offered a vast amount of knowledge and wisdom by sharing his spiritual and natural accomplishments, often without reservation or hesitation.
In the year of 1976, Bishop James M. Miller, Jr., successfully founded the Anointed Fellowship Praise Churches, formerly known as Apostolic Holiness Church, Inc. Since then and over the course of many prosperous years, God has blessed him to oversee Anointed Fellowship Praise Churches at four different locations: Richmond, VA, Cumberland, Va., Atlanta, GA, and Panama City, Panama. He continues to spread the gospel through broadcast ministry, which is aired in 7 different states. Bishop’s vision is to spread our broadcast ministry throughout all 50 states.
God has anointed Bishop Miller to publish two inspirational booklets titled, “How to Receive from God” and “Holding Fast As You Weather Life’s Storms.” Bishop Miller has conducted prison ministries, monthly motivational classes, church retreats, tent revivals, and services at nursing homes. He continues to be an anointed man of God where many have received healing and the Holy Ghost through the laying on of hands.
Bishop Miller is frequently referred by many as a man who exhibits persistence, perseverance, and a great passion for the souls of people. He is determined to teach and preach the uncompromised gospel of Jesus Christ and to reach lost souls. During his 40 years of ministry, he has strongly encouraged many with these words, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord”.(1 Corinthians 15:58).
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