dennis miller

lead pastor


Dennis Miller assumed his role as Lead Pastor at The Purple Door Church in June 2021, a homecoming celebration of sorts, as he had served as our Lead Pastor from 2008 to 2014. Before his return to Grove City, Dennis was the Foothills District Superintendent of The West Ohio Area of The United Methodist Church. In this position, Dennis provided leadership and spiritual oversight to 170 congregations throughout southeastern Ohio. Dennis earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Asbury University and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He has also earned a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Dennis is married to his wife, Rachel, who is a graduate of both the University of Kentucky and Asbury Theological Seminary. Rachel is an ordained Deacon and is currently the chairperson of the Division of Deacons for the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. Dennis’ other active pursuits include motorcycling, travel, photography and fitness.