Brenda and I have had the privilege of serving in ministry for over 45 years. I served as a registered song evangelist for three years while a student at Mount Vernon Nazarene ‘College.’
During my senior year at MVNC we accepted the pastorate at Zanesville First Church of the Nazarene. Brenda and I enjoyed 17 wonderful years serving that congregation. Following our time at First Church I accepted the position of Director of Safety and Security - Purchasing at our old Alma Matter.
While on staff at MVNC we accepted the invitation to serve as interim pastor at Zanesville Northside Church of the Nazarene. That was 27 years ago - and we’re still here, serving as senior pastor.
I have recently announced my retirement. My last day as pastor will be April 30. We still plan to be involved in ministry - just not sure what or where yet. Please keep us in your prayers as we seek God’s guidance for the future.
Dr. Jim & Brenda Miller
Dr. Jim and Brenda Miller began their ministry with Zanesville Northside Church of the Nazarene in October, 1995. Dr. Miller holds a Bachelors Degree in Religion and Philosophy from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Masters Degrees in Church Management and Pastoral Counseling from Olivet Nazarene University, and a PhD in Christian Counseling from North Carolina Christian Bible College.
Brenda holds a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from Ohio University. She retired from Starlight Industries, concluding 27 years employment as an Early Intervention Specialist. In this capacity, Brenda worked with at risk infants and toddlers and their families.
Prior to their pastorate at Zanesville Northside, Dr. Miller was on staff at Mount Vernon Nazarene University as Director of Safety and Security and Motor Pool. He also served as senior pastor of Zanesville First Church of the Nazarene for 17 years.
The Millers have two sons, Ron (Missy) and Mike (Kim); five grandchildren, Colt, Bauner, Dalton, Quinton and Ashley.