Official Site of the Storytelling Pastor
"I enjoy writing books of fiction that speak to the Christian faith. I hope my novels cause people to think about their faith in Christ a little deeper and inspire them to follow Jesus a little closer, all the while telling a good suspenseful story."
SEVEN DEADLY SINS SERIES
GREED | LUST | ENVY | PRIDE | ANGER | GLUTTONY |SLOTH
THE PASTOR'S CONFESSION
Mark Miller grew up in Nicholasville, Kentucky. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BS in economics and from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with an MDIV. Mark was ordained into the ministry of the gospel in 1993. He has pastored Baptist churches in Indiana, South Carolina, and North Carolina. He is married and has one son.
He discovered a love of story while at the seminary and began writing short stories. Mark is a winner of the South Carolina Fiction Project and has had his short fiction published in The Storyteller and NEWN magazines.
His interests include reading, writing, basketball, golf, movies, and traveling. And he enjoys sharing his comedy bits with anyone he can force to listen.
"The Pure in Heart"
I don't remember when I've been hooked as quickly and as thoroughly by a book as when I began reading Mark Miller's novel about the moral crisis of a young pastor. Surely this is based on a true story, and I hope the author has never had to face a similar temptation. (But) every pastor, at some point in his or her career, is challenged in some way to determine his purity of heart, thus, the title of the book.
Dr. Marion Aldridge
former coordinator, CBF of South Carolina
Mark Miller, who has the heart of a pastor and the sensitivity of a genuinely caring human being, has written a moving and meaningful story of faith tested, stretched, and challenged. This real to life narrative is gripping because of the depth of the primary characters, a minister and a vagabond, who engage each other in the pressing questions of life. Their exchanges over time reveal a growing relationship which points toward authentic ways people of faith are called and empowered to risk safe, known patterns for real significance in connecting to God and others.
Dr. Fred W. Andrea, III
Aiken's First Baptist Church
Mark Miller is a long-time, thoughtful pastor in North Carolina who has written a novel about the deadly sin of greed and the struggles of a pastor of a small, rural church to live with obedience to the beatitude, “Blessed are the pure in heart.” Josh, the pastor, is tested in his faith by a scam artist, Dave, the son of a self-centered preacher from whom he is alienated. The book is a vivid description of some of the realities pastors face, especially in the small congregation. Dave is the metaphor for all the challenges Josh faces.
Dr. Larry McSwain
former Associate Dean, Mercer University