Dr. Basil A. Miller born, raised and educated in Kingston, Jamaica. He accepted the Lord as a very young man. Recognizing the call of God on his life, he began evangelizing. Wanting to be fully equipped for service Dr. Miller attended Life international Four Square Bible School, in Kingston, Jamaica where he earned a Diploma in Biblical Studies.
Shortly thereafter Dr. Miller migrated to Canada where he continued his biblical studies at the Church of God International Bible College in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan. There he earned a Diploma in Religious Studies. Still wanting to pursue the call of God and to equip himself he went on to further his studies at Canada Christian College in Toronto, Ontario. There he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology. He also obtained Degree as Doctor of Certified Pastoral Counseling from Canada Christian College. At the International Theological Seminary in Van Nuys California Dr. Miller was granted the Degree, Doctor of Divinity. At C.I.C.A. International University and Seminary, Dr. Miller obtained the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
He resides in Brampton, Ontario with his wife Eulalee Miller. He continues to serve as Senior Pastor at the Scarborough Church of God located at 3576 St. Clair Avenue East. Adding to his family Dr. Miller adopted 2 children from the Maxfield Park Infant Home, in Kingston, Jamaica. His son Shawn and daughter Cadine both came to live with him in Canada. Dr, Miller also sponsored a young girl from Uganda. Her name is Fatima.
Bishop Miller has served as Senior and Host Pastor at the Scarborough Church of God for over 30 years serving at different locations in Toronto, finally purchasing in January 2001 the present location.
Dr. Miller has served the Church of God Cleveland, Tennessee USA in various capacities. Namely here in the Eastern Canada Region as a Distinct Pastor, Youth Director & ‘Youth and Christian Education Director. He also served as a Member of the Black Ministries Committee Church of God USA and Board Council Member for the Church of God in Eastern Canada. He served on the Regional Board as a Council Member for the Church of God in Eastern Canada. Additionally he served on the Church of God Canadian National Board as a World Mission Rep and on the Eastern Canada Regional Board as Home Mission Rep.
Board positions with other Organizations that Dr. Miller has held are:
Board member for the Toronto Evangelism Outreach; Board Member of the Toronto Metro Black Clergy Association with the Chief of Police (serving for 14 years); President and Vice President of “Horizon International Faith Committee (Canada). Horizon International Faith Committee is comprised of a few organizations of people of diverse faiths coming together for the use of media.
At Scarborough Church of God Dr. Miller continues to encourage and help members of the church community to not only be ministers of the gospel but to become entrepreneurs as well.
Having a heart of compassion and wanting to help the homeless, Dr. Basil Miller served as partner/adviser to a branch of the “Out of the Cold” program which started at 789 Warden Avenue on November 23, 2000. He also took an active and responsible role in partnering with an existing program at our present location at 3576 St Clair Ave East in December 2000. The 789 Warden location has since closed. Upon purchase of the present location Dr. Miller founded the Scarborough Hope Centre, a sixty 60+ bed homeless shelter. Scarborough Hope Centre is now under the management and operations of “Homes First Society ”
In 2003 Dr. Miller founded and established the Scarborough Church of God Bible School as an affiliate of ISOM [International School of Ministry), the world’s largest video-based bible school. Many graduates of this Bible School are now serving various ministries in different parts of the world.
Notable organizations have honoured Dr. Miller for his service. The Executive Committee of the African Canadian Achievement Awards (ACAA) selected Dr. Basil Miller to receive the Prestigious “Excellence in Religion Award”. This award was given in honour for his outstanding achievements in and contribution to the field and to the community at large. He also received the Canadian Jamaican Diaspora Christian Alliance Award of Excellence; he is an ambassador with a C.I.C.A. International distinction. Most recently Dr. Miller received the UN World Peach badge giving him yet another Peace Ambassador distinction.
BISHOP DR. BASIL MILLER'S HUMANITARIAN MINISTRY
Founded & Organized a Summer Camp ‘Kamp Hope’ in Brighton, Ontario for under privileged children.
Founded ‘Carnforth Faith Community Learning Centre to provide evening classes
Built a church in Zambia called Scarborough Church of God it Zambia.
Sponsored bicycles to Zambia for local Ministers.
Sponsored Shema for the Native widows in Zambia.
MISSION TRIPS AND ACTIVITIES
Ministered and completed mission trips in all corners of the earth including but not limited to : India, Sri Lanka, Congo, Zambia, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, France, United States of America, Jamaica, Trinidad, Guyana, ST. Vincent, Grenada.
Sent containers to a number of Caribbean countries and within Canada
Partnered with Dr. Frank Allen of Virginia, by taking Food to Jamaica and building houses
Helped to establish a number of Church of God churches in Jamaica.
Pioneered churches in Kitchener, Oshawa, Hamilton, Burlington, Toronto and Whitby , Ontario Canada
Dr. Miller is a Marriage Counsellor. He is also a Community Advisor and Counsellor in various matters.
Dr. Miller is passionate about helping others, whenever and wherever he can.
BISHOP DR. BASIL A. MILLER IS A HUMANITARIAN
Bishop Dr. Basil A. Miller
Senior Pastor, Scarborough Church of God
Meet our senior pastor
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Owner, Nyam Nyam Restaurant
This pastor came into my restaurant when I just opened. The store didn't look good then and we didn't have a lot of stuff. After he ordered his food he prayed for the store and said it is going to be successful.
The restaurant is successful.
RPN & Member of SCOG
Pastor Miller is a very caring person who goes above and beyond for people. He knows when you are missing from church for one week or three weeks. When he greets you he asks where you've been. Love that. Most pastors wouldn't care.
I also love that he knows every single senior in the church.
Youth Leader, West Toronto Church of God
He is truly a father. He has a big heart and he really cares about people.
He doesn't just talk he shows it. Especially with the young people, he is always there to support them in whatever they are doing. It is reflected in how they treat him.