Dr. James Miller Announced as Commencement Speaker

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sterling College announces that Rev. Dr. James D. Miller of Tulsa, Okla., will be the speaker for the 2011 Commencement ceremonies. The Commencement ceremony is to be held Saturday, May 14 at 9:45 a.m. on the lawn of Cooper Hall.

Dr. Miller graduated from Wheaton College in Ill., where he received a bachelor’s of arts degree in History. He then went on to receive his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. Following seminary, Miller served as an adjunct professor of Greek at Wheaton College.

Miller then began his pastoral ministry at the Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Ind., serving both middle and high school students. In 1985, Miller and his wife, Diane, traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland, where Jim began working on his Ph.D. in New Testament studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Upon graduation, Jim and Diane returned to Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis Ind., where he served as the Theologian in Residence and Associate Pastor for Adult Education. Miller was called to become the sixth Senior Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tulsa, Okla., in October of 1992. The congregation of 2,700 members became the first organized Christian community in Tulsa, organized on October 5, 1885.

He and his wife have three children.

Sterling College is a four-year, Christ-centered, liberal arts college located in Sterling, Kan., with a mission “to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith.” Sterling College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.