Pastor Paul Miller, Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Community Church of Chariton graduated on December 17, 2016 earning a Doctor of Ministry Degree with a specialization in expository preaching from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Miller earned his B.S degree in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his Master of Divinity degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Miller’s doctoral project was entitled “Equipping Selected Leaders at Cornerstone Community Church, Chariton Iowa, with Essential Competencies to Lead Sermon-Based Small Groups.” Dr. Miller developed a workshop curriculum as the product of his research and then used the curriculum to equip selected small group leaders in a full-day workshop setting.
Dr. Miller and his wife Brandy have 5 children ages six to eighteen. God called his family to Iowa in 2013 after he had served as Student Pastor at Shiloh Baptist Church in Newborn, GA since 2002. Ed Gregory, Pastor / Church Support Staff for the BCI served as field mentor for Dr. Miller’s project. Dr. Miller gives all glory to Jesus Christ for his accomplishments and dedicated his project report to his family for their relentless encouragement from beginning to end. Sermon-based small groups are the norm for Cornerstone’s Life-Group Ministry providing a way for the faith family to answer 2 questions each week: i. What is God saying to me? ii. What am I going to do about it? For more information about sermon-based small group ministry, feel free to contact Pastor Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please join BCI in congratulating Dr. Paul Miller.