New pastor joins Washington’s Assembly of God – Washington Daily News
During a morning devotion, Pastor Kyle Miller recently told his online viewers that one of the most important things in God’s economy is faith, “no matter what. We will not always know what God is doing, where we are going or how we are going to get there. Don’t worry if he doesn’t give you all the answers. God will always do what’s best for you and me.
This lesson could have been written about the last three months of Miller’s transition from Texas to North Carolina in what likely felt like a divine blink of an eye. Miller has been senior pastor of the Washington Assembly of God since May, after going through a brief but life-giving interview and verification process that Miller said only God could have assembled.
“Eighteen months ago, I knew God was preparing me and my family for a transition, but it was not my intention to come to Washington. It was God’s plan, ”Miller said. It started with a phone call from Assembly of God deputy superintendent David Crabtree, who told Miller that the leadership of a church in North Carolina wanted to meet with him. “It took less than a week, and it was one of those things only God does. We just stood back and watched it unfold, ”he said of the experience.
The Washington Assembly of God has been without a spiritual father for several months. It will be the fifth church Miller will serve in 25 years as a pastor, a vocation he never expected. Miller was studying architecture and drawing in college when he met a student named Stephanie – now his wife – whose family includes generations of Assemblies of God pastors. Love, marriage and three children followed, along with advanced degrees in pastoral studies, bible and theology, and a pending doctorate in Bible exhibit. Miller said the Holy Spirit uses all of this, along with a desire and joy that burned in him “from the time I was baptized with the Holy Spirit, to help others find freedom and power.” in a Spirit-filled life. . “
He added that negative reactions from parents with a “very conservative religious background with little spiritual direction” helped him develop a pastoral heart. “My beliefs and lifestyle changes have not been welcomed by everyone in my family,” he said, adding that the effects of these reactions allow him to empathize with believers in Jesus facing him. rejection and hardship because of their spiritual decisions.
Miller has already resumed Bible studies midweek. A 12-month Genesis to Revelation Bible reading group begins in August, as well as small group studies on Sunday mornings so parents can enrich themselves while their children enjoy their own classes. Sunday evening services will return in the fall.
“He’s a seasoned pastor with a lot of wisdom,” said Patricia Daniels, a church member, leader and children’s pastor for 19 years. “He’s open and we love that honesty. He is not someone who acts better than everyone else. We can identify with him. “