Keith stated: “We are so thankful to get God’s Word out and for our books to be used like they have been.”
Calvary alumni Keith (CBC ’69) and Pat Miller (CBC ’00) are praising God as they have recently hit a milestone of over 250,000 copies in their Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling book series being sold!
Keith and Pat have been doing ministry for almost as long as they have been married—fifty-four years. In 1965, Keith pursued Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Institute where he met Pat and the couple married in 1969. Keith later continued his education, and he and his family served in three pastorates, the final one lasting over a decade. One day, Keith and Pat received a phone call from Tom Bonine, the Academic Dean for Calvary at the time, that changed their lives: “He called me and asked if I would consider being the Chair of the Pastoral Studies Department.”
Soon after accepting the role and moving in June of 1994, Pat was asked to be the Dean of Women at Calvary. Pat eventually transitioned from her position as Dean of Women to chair the Biblical Counseling Department. Keith also transitioned to become the chair of the Bible and Theology Department. Together, the couple served at Calvary for nearly twenty-five years. Keith stated that teaching at Calvary was one of the most significant experiences of his life, and Pat was able to build mentoring relationships with women that she still disciples today.
While serving as the Dean of Women at Calvary, Pat was inspired to pursue a master’s degree in Biblical Counseling. Her master’s thesis was the inspiration for the first book in the Millers’ book series: Quick Scripture References for Counseling Women. As a team together, the Millers added Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling Youth, Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling Men, and Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling Couples to the series. Each book addresses the unique challenges of its target audience and provides scripture passages appropriate for the counseling situation.
The Millers’ book series have made both a local and a global impact. Keith recalled when he and Pat visited Moody Bible Institute and were amazed to see their Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling Youth sitting on the shelf of the bookstore’s collection of required textbooks for youth majors. Some of the Millers’ books have also been translated into Portuguese, French, and Russian, and a number of representatives from closed countries have asked for permission to publish the book, including India, Nepal, Kuwait, and more.
Keith stated: “We are so thankful to get God’s Word out and for our books to be used like they have been. We are always amazed—who would have thought?”
To this day, they continue to use their God-given gifts in teaching and counseling.
Today, Keith and Pat are retired from Calvary, but they have not retired from serving God with their lives. Along with Keith continuing to serve as an interim pastor, in 2020, Keith and Pat went on a mission trip to Brazil and have been involved in the Rural Home Missionary Association’s Pastors’ conferences. To this day, they continue to use their God-given gifts in teaching and counseling.
The Millers’ book series is available for purchase on amazon.com today!
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