Pastor Marvin N. Miles
Pastor Marvin N. Miles is supported by his lovely wife Carolyn and his darling children: Jasmine (Damon), Mosea, Malik and Meghan. He pastors International Gospel Center in Ecorse, Michigan, where he is directed by one greater than himself to reach out to individuals via those things that are tangible as well intangible. His vision as a leader is far-reaching and is not limited to the church. He reaches out to the community in ways that have impacted individuals’ lives enormously.
Pastor Miles, the youngest of five sons of Dr. Luvenia Miles and the late Pastor Charles O. Miles, graduated from the School of Ministry in 1979. As a young individual, it was evident that God’s call was on his life. He also graduated from Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana, with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Economics. He received another Bachelor’s degree in Education and History from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Pastor Miles is strongly dedicated to spiritual outreach, community relations, prison ministries, affordable housing, international experiences, mission leadership, program planning and development, grief counseling, youth mentorship, volunteer programming, committee leadership and nursing home ministries. He has helped many individuals break away from the yoke of poverty. Many young people have stopped running the streets and are now working diligently in the church because of Pastor Miles’ outreach to the youth. Former prisoners who met Pastor Miles while in prison are now members of International Gospel Center. This is due to Pastor Miles’ constant visits to preach to them and the power of God that delivered them.
Because of his community achievements and spiritual leadership, Pastor Miles was awarded the Pastor of the Year Award by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 2009. He has achieved many of his goals during his tenure as pastor. He instituted the Charles O. Miles Community Outreach, which dispenses food to indigent individuals in the community. His assistance to foreign missions is absolutely outstanding. Many Christians in third world countries have received tapes, Bibles and Sunday School materials as part of Pastor Miles’ literature distribution campaign.
Pastor Miles hosts TCT Television Network’s Detroit Connect, which reaches several million people worldwide. He is president of the Charles O. Miles Senior Non-Profit Housing Corporation, the entity under which Miles Manor, International Gospel Center’s 37-unit senior complex, sits. He’s president of Miles Salliotte Development, LLC, the entity under which the 11-unit Gary L. Miles Veteran’s Home sits. He’s president of IGC Community Development Services, LLC, the entity under which the International Apartments sits. He also sits on the New Market Tax Credit Advisory Board for Wayne County. He’s also Chaplain for Wayne County, and a member of the Downriver Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance.
Pastor Miles organizes Empowerment Conferences throughout the country in an effort to teach individuals how to develop properties, as well as obtain the funds necessary to do so. In recognition of his dedication to International Gospel Center’s Salliotte Development Project, Pastor Miles was awarded the Vision Award by Wayne County. This award commends the vision and investment of International Gospel Center to the City of Ecorse and Wayne County. He also initiated the first Neighborhood Enterprise Zone in the city of Ecorse. He is President of Nu Trend Productions, and executive producer of the films Silent No More and Anything Is Possible.
Because of Pastor Miles’ anointed ministry and leadership, individuals are joining International Gospel Center in record numbers. God has imparted in Pastor Miles a uniquely powerful teaching and preaching ministry, which has taken International Gospel Center to an extremely high spiritual level. Through his deep devotion to humanity and personal daily relationship with Christ, he is making footprints in the sands of time.