Rev. Mark Miller
1. Where you grew up ... a happy childhood memory.
I grew up in Wayne, Michigan, close enough to Detroit so that I could go to many Detroit Tigers and Red Wings games with my dad and/or my older brothers. Michigan Ave runs through Wayne, so while we were still in school (elementary school for me) our parents would let us hop on the bus to take us straight across Michigan Ave to Trumball Ave - home of Tiger Stadium. Those were the days of Al Kaline, Norm Cash, Mickey Lolich, Willie Horton, Denny McClain, Bill Freehan and the 1968 World Series Championship.
2. Where you went to school.
I graduated from John Glenn High School where Lloyd Carr, former University of Michigan football coach, was our football coach during my high school years. I got my undergraduate degree from Asbury University and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore Kentucky.
3. Favorite food.
Hard to name just one, but I would say pizza comes first. And yes, several Pizza establishments deliver to my office at the church (wink, wink).
4. What you like to do to relax.
Sports and music help me relax - both watching/listening and participating. I especially enjoy playing tennis (I was playing at least a couple mornings a week before moving to Muskegon) and golf (which I don't do nearly enough).
5. What music you enjoy listening to.
I am very eclectic when it comes to music, but most often I like listening to a variety of Christian contemporary or rock groups and classic rock (the Beatles and Led Zepplin among my favorites).
Truthfully, my car radio is on a sports talk show 95% of the time.
6. If you could live anywhere, you would live ...
I honestly don't know. I would want to be close to my kids and grandkids, so why not stay right here at my new home on the Michigan west coast?
7. Something on your "bucket list."
When (or if) I retire, I want to say the benediction of my last worship service, walk out into the parking lot and fly off in a hot air balloon.
8. Someone in history you would like to have dinner with.
Aside from Jesus and a few other biblical characters, I would pick Jackie Robinson, C.S. Lewis, Abraham Lincoln, and John Wesley. I had lunch with New York Yankee great Bobby Richardson last spring and that was very cool.
9. Something few people know about you.
I drove a real race car in a real race - one of the most exciting nights of my life.
10. A scripture verse you try to live by.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Philippians 4:8