Emmanuel Baptist welcomes new pastor

Rev. Dr. Herbert Miller II

Emmanuel Baptist welcomes new pastor
February 10
11:07 2022

Emmanuel Baptist Church is blessed to welcome its new Pastor, Rev. Dr. Herbert Miller II. Rev Miller is a native of Winston Salem, and the son of the late Herbert Miller Sr. and Brenda Gordon Miller. He received the call to ministry in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Alfred Harris. He served as a deacon, youth minister, and coordinator of the Men’s Fellowship, as well as taught adult and youth Sunday school, adult and youth Bible study, and fulfilled counseling and preaching duties.

He united with Union Baptist Church in Winston-Salem in 1999 as assistant pastor under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Sir Walter Mack Jr. He assumed responsibilities of ministerial training, diaconate training, counseling, preaching, teaching, Christian education, new members orientation, overseeing missions and evangelism, youth ministry, food and clothing bank, and many other pastoral duties.

Rev. Miller was called to the First Baptist Church of Lexington, North Carolina, in 2004. Under his leadership, the membership grew from 50 to 440 members with two Sunday services and two weekly Bible studies. Pastor Miller believes in ministry, not only inside the church, but also outside the church. He united the church community, officials, schools, churches, pastors, mayor, city manager, and housing agencies to form a Housing Coalition. He and his wife published the only African American newspaper in Davidson County, “The Voice of African-Americans in the Piedmont and Vicinity,” which was also distributed to surrounding cities. He led the church in an extensive building and remodeling project to increase capacity and provide jobs, which they were blessed to complete during the Great Recession of 2007-2009. Dr. Miller led the congregation in forming the non-profit organization, The Village One Inc., focusing on job creation and developing human capital, while fostering economic development and growth.

Rev. Miller is a former member of the Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity, the Lexington Community Ministers Conference, and served on the Winston Lake Family YMCA Board of Management. He also previously served as adjunct professor at Carolina Christian College in Winston-Salem, adjunct professor at Davidson County Community College, site director and professor at Apex School of Theology, and served on the board of trustees for United Cornerstone School of Divinity in Thomasville as adjunct professor, and board of trustees member for Aids Care Service of Winston-Salem.

In 2013, he was elected to the Lexington City Council. He resigned from the council in June of 2015, when he was called to Metropolitan Baptist Tabernacle of Flint, Michigan, where he served as pastor until recently. He worked with the Metropolitan Housing Development Corporation developing strategies to rehabilitate, revitalize, and redevelop the community around the church, impacting the community for Christ by ministering to the total person through mind, body and soul.

He is a magna cum laude graduate of Shaw University with a degree in religion and philosophy. He was a member of the National Dean’s List and Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Dr. Miller earned a master of divinity from Wake Forest University Divinity School and served as president of AKONI, an organization of African American seminarian students. He earned a doctor of ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. A committed family man, Dr. Miller is married to Veronica Miller and is the father of seven children: Herbert, Wilbert, Faith, Malachi, Amaya, Jemareon, and Nathan.

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