LEADERSHIP

Dr. DeLano K. Miller

Senior Pastor

     The Reverend Dr. DeLano Keith Miller, Sr. is a native of Alexandria, Louisiana. His

parents, Deacon Howard and Rev. Doctor Joyce Miller encouraged him to succeed

through education and encouraged him to grow spiritually. His father retired from the U.S. Air Force, which resulted in Dr. Miller traveling extensively both domestically and

abroad. His family retired to Atlanta, GA. He attended Georgia State University and he is a graduate of the Beulah Heights Bible College in Atlanta with an Associates of Arts in Biblical Education. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and a dual Master's Degree in Leadership and Divinity from Luther Rice University in Lithonia, GA. In May of 2015, he received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Luther Rice University. His Doctoral Research Project was: “Strengthening the Local Sunday School Ministry.”

 

     He also served ten years in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. Dr. Miller serves as a Bi-Vocational Pastor. He has an extensive background in healthcare finance operations. He has held several director-level positions with several different hospital corporations in Atlanta, Georgia, and Louisville, Kentucky. He is currently employed as a Medical Practice Administrator in Fayetteville, NC. Dr. Miller has enjoyed great success in the corporate world because of the help of almighty God.

 

     In 1997, at The Greater Mount Hebron Baptist Church in Atlanta Georgia, he began his pastoral career as the Assistant Pastor to Senior Pastor Rev. Willie Tarver. Dr. Miller shared the preaching, teaching, counseling and other responsibilities as it pertains to pastoral duties. He felt privileged to be under the tutelage of an experienced Senior Pastor.

     Dr. Miller began his service as Pastor of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Nash County, NC on the first Sunday in March 2006. Since becoming Pastor, the Church has experienced significant spiritual renewal and growth under his leadership – Ministers were licensed, Deacons were ordained, and Trustees were added. He quickly established a mission statement and a strategic vision for the Church. In addition, several new ministries were established: Media, Men and Women, Greeters, Male Chorus, and a Food Pantry to assist needy families in the community. In nine and a half years, the size of the congregation has increased dramatically.

     The mortgage note was retired on the church Fellowship Hall in three years. He

incorporated numerous improvements to the church's financial, operational, and physical structure: improvements to the church audio system, parking lot, and other outside physical structures.

 

     White Oak Missionary Baptist Church in Enfield, NC was in need of a pastor. God had another Shepherd waiting in the pasture. One who was made ready, one who was prepared, trained, and equipped not to simply fill the vacancy but to take the church to a higher spiritual level in a magnanimous way.


     Dr Miller began his service as the Pastor of the White Oak Missionary Baptist Church on the first Sunday in June 2016.

 

     The four years at White Oak has been rewarding and one of growth for Dr. Miller and the White Oak family. He reorganized the Women Ministry, he added a Greeter Ministry “Leading From the Front”, he enhance the Children Ministry by adding children Meditation and Generation G Choir, he established a 4-H Club Ministry “Pioneer of Success”, he added the Evangelism and outreach Ministry with an annual Evangelism Day. The Food Pantry Ministry was reorganized, and he established a Leadership Training and Development Ministry and the Men Jethro Ministry.

     Thanks be to God who gave Dr Miller a technical mind to navigate and understand the importance of technology. He established The Media Ministry…Facebook, Mobile App Streaming and he enhanced (Website).

     Because of White Oak Media Ministry, when the Pandemic hit the world and closed it down, some churches had to closed down as well. White Oak ministry didn’t stop. The church mission has not changed (Matt 28: 16-20). We are called to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. This is still happening as God has given White Oak new ways to worship, connect, grow, serve and give in the age of COVID-19.

 

     With a strong identity to the community, he actively supports the Drake Community Club, a board member of the Nash County Congress of Christian Education, he conducts an annual Sunday school workshop for the congress.

 

     His previous service: volunteer chaplain at Nash General Hospital, Past President of the North Carolina Anesthesia Practice Managers Association, a member of the North Carolina Chapter of the Medical Group Managers Association where he serves on the Conference Committee.

 

     He is married to the former Kimberly Rolley of Atlanta, Ga. They are the proud

parents of a daughter, DeLana, employed as Director of Business at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, California, and a son, DeLano Jr., who is a logistic Manager for Nolan Transportation Group in Charlotte, N.C.

     He acknowledges, recognizes, and thanks God for His loving kindness and tender mercy for all He has allowed him to accomplish. Psalm 75:6-7 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: He putteth down one and setteth up another.

 

     He is currently writing an autobiography of his life titled

“From My Mother’s Womb He Knew Me.”

 

Personal Mission Statement:

Dr. Miller was called by God to preach, teach and demonstrate the word of God with Power, and in Spirit, and Truth until Jesus returns.

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DeLano Miller Jr.

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DeLana Miller

Kimberly R. Miller

First Lady

Kimberly (Kim ) is a Georgia Peach. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and proudly wears the label  Native because It seems that everyone or the people, she meets are implants to the ATL. Her father Rev Willie Tarver was the pastor of dual churches, Lizzie Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and Greater Mt Hebron Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga, and her mother Norma Jean was his rib. Kim as a PK (preacher kid) kid Kim did everything children do in their father’s church….sing in the choir, cleaning the church, teaching classes, babysitting members babies as they sing in the choir or stood at the door as an Usher and assisting her parents as requested. Kim is the baby of five siblings, so she had six mentors as models. She was not only taught the word, but it was modeled. 

 

Kimberly learned how to be a pastor's wife as a child as she watched her mom wearing the big hats and suits. Her mother would say amen louder than anyone in the service as her father preached on Sunday. She would look at her mother and wonder, “why was she so loud”. Norma Jean always attended bible study, choir rehearsals, conferences, and any other meeting her father would attend whether it was in the State or out of the state of Georgia. Kim’s mother was her father's ride or die companion… # Helpmeet and she was the baby girl that had to tag along.

What Kim was unaware of, God was setting her life in motion to be a pastor’s wife. Kim was in training and her mother was teaching her how to be a pastor’s wife unknowing to her. 

 

March 15, 1990, Kim met and married Dr. DeLano K. Miller of Decatur Georgia; he was a preacher. Look at God! Dr. Miller became an assistant pastor in 1997 at Greater Mt Hebron Baptist Church in Atlanta Ga. As her parents had taught her, she found herself instilling in her two children the Godly principles she had been taught. She takes pleasure in the family structure, therefore spending time with her husband and two children is a significant part of her life. Her children who are now adults, DeLana Miller, she’s employed as Director of Business at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz California where she lives and a son, DeLano Jr., who is a logistic Manager for Nolan Transportation Group in Charlotte, North Carolina often reaches out to her for Godly advice. 

 

Kimberly graduated from Columbus High School and enrolled in Dekalb Community college in Business. She was employed at Bank South in Accounting in Atlanta; she worked for Sears in Louisville Kentucky in the Credit Dept and is currently employed with McClain in Accounts Payable in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. 

  

Kimberly's first ministry is to her husband’s vision of ministry and strives to join in his efforts to please God as they counsel members together as the need arises. As a pastor’s wife, she knows her role is like no other. She is a down to earth jovial and balanced woman of God. She just doesn’t sit to be waited on; she will help out wherever help is needed.

 

 At White Oak Baptist Church, as she walks in the favor of God, she services on the  Deaconess Ministry, is an Adviser to the Women Ministry and she efficiently helps to manage her husband’s church responsible as requested and assists him with his sermon’s graphic with the Media Ministry. As Kim continues along this Christian journey with her husband she is often heard saying ‘For with God nothing shall be impossible “ Luke 1:37 and “you have one shot in this life, so make it count”.

Leadership
Deacons

 

Alvin T. West

Arnell Hedgepeth, Sr

Horace Hedgepeth, S

Trustees

 

Floyd Pitchford

Donald Lee