Our PastorsRev. Dale R. Miller Rev. Dale R. Miller – Bio

Rev. Dale R. Miller – Bio

Dale Miller was raised in the NJ shore community of Brick Township.  Through his growing years he was actively involved in sports, playing guitar and became an Eagle Scout.  Like most people he had plans!  The plan was to follow in his father’s footsteps and go into the construction field as an architect.   God had a different plan in mind!

Dale met Christ at an early age and always had a deep passion to serve the Lord  So, at age 17 he began to sense a call to ministry and it was a different life path and another set of footsteps he was called to follow.

Dale attended Eastern College (now Eastern University) receiving a BA in Sociology and Communications.  He continued his studies at the University of Pennsylvania receiving a MA in Sociology.  He attended Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received the M-Div degree.  He was ordained as an American Baptist pastor in 1982. In 2012 the Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University awarded Dale the Doctor of Divinity Degree.

Dale served his first pastorate for 17 years at the Upland Baptist Church, Upland, PA.  He served 3 years as the Pastor of Adult Ministries of First Baptist Church, Bethlehem, PA.  For 8 years he served as the Southeast Area Minister for the American Baptist Churches of PA & DE.  In 2008 he was called as the Sr. Pastor of First Baptist Church.

Dale is married to his lovely wife, Debbie, the father of 3 children and enjoying two wonderful granddaughters.