2008
Senior pastor of DuPage AME Church to speak at annual King breakfast

Senior pastor of DuPage AME Church to speak at annual King breakfast
October 27, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Pastor, author, evangelist. Dr. James F. Miller, senior pastor of the DuPage African Methodist Episcopalian (AME) Church of DuPage in Lisle, has been a dynamic force in the Chicago and suburban Christian community for several years. He guided the growth of DuPage AME from a small congregation of 150 members to more than 2,200 members today. Miller, the author of “Go Build A Church: Spiritual Administration for Growth,” will be the featured speaker at the 14th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast sponsored by Benedictine University and the College of DuPage from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, January 19, 2009 at the Krasa Center on the campus of Benedictine University. The King Breakfast, which honors the legacy of the civil rights leader and celebrates the diversity of college communities, is one of the largest events of its kind in the country. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund at both schools. The theme of Dr. Miller’s presentation will be “Let’s Get Together.” Miller has brought his fervor for personal spiritual growth and church evangelism to three Chicago area churches during his career – Turner Memorial AME Church on South Giles Avenue in Chicago, Greater St. Paul AME Church on West Warren Boulevard in Chicago, and DuPage AME. He also serves as an adjunct professor in Black Church History at Wheaton College, is a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and is chairman of the board of R.E.A.C.H. Ministries, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Miller earned a bachelor’s degree from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Ga., and a Master of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. He is an ordained Itinerant Elder in the AME Church. Miller and his wife, Rev. Lana Parks Miller, have four adult children and one granddaughter. Tickets are $25. Tables of eight are available for $200. For more information about the event or for tickets, contact the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage at (630) 942-4000.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.