At age six, Dr. Miller received Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at a church in Jackson, Tennessee. He earned a degree in Business Administration at Union University in Jackson, and it was there he met his wife, Paula. In 1973 while working as an insurance underwriter in Memphis, God called him into the gospel ministry. Dr. Miller earned both the ThM and PhD degrees at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He serves as the Dean of Doctor of Philosophy Program and Chairman and Professor of the Old Testament and Hebrew Department at Mid-America.
Before joining the Mid-America faculty in August 1982, he served as pastor of three Arkansas churches. While teaching at MABTS, Dr. Miller continues to preach and teach in local churches. He has been the interim pastor of over a dozen congregations. In addition to many scholarly articles in journals and Bible dictionaries, he has authored two commentaries on the Book of Daniel (New American Commentary series and Shepherd’s Notes series) and the Nahum-Malachi volume in the Holman Old Testament Commentary series. He is also a Bible translator for the Holman Christian Standard Bible (B&H Publishing) and wrote the Daniel study notes for the Apologetics Study Bible. Writings for LifeWay Christian Resources include numerous articles in the Biblical Illustrator and several lesson series for the Sunday School curriculum. He has led groups to Israel, Egypt, Greece, and Italy (for which students received seminary course credit) and participated in an archaeological excavation at Gezer, Israel. Dr. Miller has two married daughters and four grandchildren. His parents and four brothers are faithful Baptists. Two of his brothers are also in the ministry. The other two are Baptist deacons. Dr. Miller lives in Southaven. He has served as the interim pastor at Calvary Baptist Church since February 2013.