Community Worship: Rev. Dr. Dennis Miller
Lakeside is pleased to welcome Rev. Dr. Dennis Miller, Senior Pastor at Ginghamsburg UMC in Tipp City, Ohio, as Preacher of the Week June 9-13. This week’s preacher is supported by the Rev. Dr. Bud Cox Endowment.
Miller will lead the 10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Community Worship Service on Sunday, June 9 in Hoover Auditorium.
Michael Shirtz and guest artists will provide musical leadership during the service, while the liturgy will be led by Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Senior Director of Religious Life & Pastoral Care. Worship music for the 2024 summer season is supported by James E. Beardsley and Doris F. Beardsley.
Following the opening prayer, children (ages 5-11) will proceed to Bradley Temple for Children’s Church with Chip Richter. There will be a message by Richter, songs, crafts, lemonade and cookies to share. Preschoolers are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
Miller is the chief dreamer and senior pastor of Ginghamsburg Church, a multi-campus ministry in Tipp City/Dayton, Ohio. The congregation is one of the nation’s largest United Methodist churches and has a 30-year history of worldwide mission and impact. Prior to coming to Ginghamsburg, Miller held the role of Foothills District Superintendent, West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church where he supervised 170 local congregations in southeastern Ohio.
Miller is an ordained Elder within the United Methodist Church and holds a bachelor’s degree in Bible/religion and history from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky, a Master of Divinity Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Trotwood, Ohio.
Besides his love of local church ministry, Miller is an avid long-distance motorcyclist. He has led seven motorcycle mission trips to Vietnam, providing over 100 motorcycles to Vietnamese United Methodist pastors.
Miller’s wife, Rachel, is an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church and currently serves on the Lakeside Association Board of Directors. Dennis is excited to return for a second time as Preacher of the Week, having served this role in August 2020.
Guests are welcome to attend Community Worship free of charge by requesting a complimentary Church Pass between 7:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday; valid until 1 p.m. The pass includes admittance for guests and auto. This pass must be presented to the gate attendant upon departure. If the time allotted is exceeded, the guest(s) will be charged a fee. This pass does not include access to the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus pool. Complimentary passes are available for all worship services and Faith for Living Hour.