African American History Timeline with Dr. Rev. Earl F. Miller, Sr.
Rev. Dr. Earl F. Miller The Reverend Doctor Earl Fredrick Miller, Sr., was born in Jackson, Mississippi and has been married forty-seven (47) years to Eunice Miller. From this union they are the parents of three (3) children and have nine (9) grandchildren. Pastor Miller is a distinguished, widely traveled, and respected preacher, scholar, teacher and community leader. Education & Training: Bachelor of Music, Jackson State University | Master of Music Education, University of Illinois-Graduate School of Music | Master of Divinity, Virginia Union University-School of Theology | Doctor of Ministry, Union Theological Seminary Current & Former Pastorate: Senior Pastor, Progressive Baptist Church, St. Paul, Minnesota – March, 1992 - Present Senior Pastor, Pilgrim Baptist Church, St. Paul, Minnesota – 1977-1992 Senior Pastor, Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Glen Allen, VA – 1972-1977 Dr.
Miller is a dynamic Preacher, a Man of God, and is currently the Senior Pastor and Founder of the Progressive Baptist Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In his 18 years as the Leader of Progressive, the church’s membership has grown from 21 members to over 1,500 members. The initial buildings and property purchased by the church, was paid off and a Mortgage Burning Ceremony was held on Easter Sunday in 2005.
God’s next miracle occurred three years later on Sunday September 21, 2008 when Dr. Miller and The Progressive Church Family marched into their new $5,300,000.00 Church Sanctuary and Family Life Center located at 1505 Burns Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Dr. Miller has also excelled as an actor. For the past 25 years, Dr. Miller has performed the lead role in the award winning Broadway play:”The Gospel at Colonus”. For the first four years he performed with and mentored the renowned actor Morgan Freeman, on Broadway and in theaters worldwide. In addition to Broadway, he has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theater, The Chicago Arts Center, Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, The Seattle Washington Arts Center, The Salt Lake City Utah Arts Center, The University of Michigan Arts Center, The Atlanta Georgia Arts Center, The Mississippi Arts Center, Stage Arena Washington D.C., The Philadelphia Art Center, San Pablo, Brazil, Spoleto, Italy, Barcelona, Spain, South France, Paris France; Vienna, Austria, and a year ago Athens Greece. Dr. Miller and the Steele Family perform at the Ordway Theatre in Saint Paul, August 5-11, 2010 and at the Edinburgh Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, August 18-23, 2010.