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File #: 21-3871    Version: 1 Name: Reverend Leon Miller
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 6/21/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 6/24/2021 Final action: 6/24/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING REVEREND LEON MILLER UPON HIS RETIREMENT FROM MOUNT EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH WHEREAS, on Friday, June 18, 2021 the Mount Ebenezer Baptist Church faith community celebrated Pastor Leon Miller's upcoming retirement; and WHEREAS, Pastor Leon Miller's ministries have helped countless many in their individual faith journeys; and WHEREAS, Rev. Leon Miller was born in Tutwiler Mississippi where he and his three brothers, Dr. James Miller M.D., Dr. JL. Miller and Dr. Matthew Miller were raised under the loving care of their grandparents; and WHEREAS, Reverend Leon Miller is married to First Lady Patricia Miller. They have four children: Talitha Miller, Rev. Archie J. Matlock III, Tiffany Miller, and Rev. Leon N. Miller and five grandchildren all residing in Chicago, Illinois; and WHEREAS, Reverend Leon Miller accepted the call to ministry for his life, 46 years ago, in 1975 at Rising Sun Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. W.A Kelly and was or...
Sponsors: BRANDON JOHNSON
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING REVEREND LEON MILLER UPON HIS RETIREMENT FROM MOUNT EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH

WHEREAS, on Friday, June 18, 2021 the Mount Ebenezer Baptist Church faith community celebrated Pastor Leon Miller's upcoming retirement; and

WHEREAS, Pastor Leon Miller's ministries have helped countless many in their individual faith journeys; and

WHEREAS, Rev. Leon Miller was born in Tutwiler Mississippi where he and his three brothers, Dr. James Miller M.D., Dr. JL. Miller and Dr. Matthew Miller were raised under the loving care of their grandparents; and

WHEREAS, Reverend Leon Miller is married to First Lady Patricia Miller. They have four children: Talitha Miller, Rev. Archie J. Matlock III, Tiffany Miller, and Rev. Leon N. Miller and five grandchildren all residing in Chicago, Illinois; and

WHEREAS, Reverend Leon Miller accepted the call to ministry for his life, 46 years ago, in 1975 at Rising Sun Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. W.A Kelly and was ordained in 1979. Rev. Leon Miller served as an associate minister at Rising Sun Baptist until 1991 but remains a member of Rising Sun under the capable leadership of his brother, Pastor Dr. Matthew L. Miller; and

WHEREAS, Pastor Leon is to be applauded for his steadfast commitment to uplifting lives and serving the needs of families and individuals throughout the Mount Ebenezer Baptist Church faith community for the past 30 years; and

WHEREAS, On January 5, 1992, Rev. Leon Miller was called to shepherd Mount Ebenezer Baptist Church, then located at 1533 So. Drake Ave. Chicago Illinois. Under his leadership, his flock quickly grew so in order to fulfill his vision, Pastor Miller made a bold move in 2008 to 3555 West Huron, Chicago; and

WHEREAS, in 1999, Pastor Miller founded Ebenezer Community Outreach (ECO), a non-profit community organization which works side by side with Mount Ebenezer Church to provide community activities and services. ECO has employed more than 500 com...

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