Elim Baptist Church: Augusta, GA // A Place of G.R.O.W.T.H. // (706) 738-1294
Cheri Vivette Miller was born on December 17, 1979 in Washington, DC. Having been raised in a family with a strong Christian conviction, Cheri actively participated as a member of the Metropolitan Baptist Church where the Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. was the Senior Pastor.
In 1997, Cheri was crowned Miss District of Columbia and went on to represent the District of Columbia in the nationally televised Miss Teen USA Pageant. During her reign as Miss DC Teen USA, Cheri founded L.O.V.E (Lifting Others through Valuable Efforts), which was developed to enhance self-esteem, etiquette and teach young ladies other necessary skills that would allow them to succeed. Cheri attended Clark Atlanta University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics with a background in Engineering. She has also obtained a Masters of Arts in Teaching Secondary Mathematics at Augusta University. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity Degree, with a focus on Homiletics, from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA.
During her college experience she received numerous awards and titles such as Miss Kappa Alpha Psi, Miss Black and Gold and Miss Clark Atlanta University. She has held many positions in the field of education, including Program Specialist for the Office of Student Activities and New Student Orientation at Clark Atlanta. She currently has a fulfilling career as a high school math teacher.
In December 2014, Cheri accepted her call to preach the gospel and was licensed by the Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church of Augusta, GA. There she served in numerous ministry capacities, including nursery ministry and women’s ministry. Prior to that she was the ministry leader for the Expressions of Praise Dance Ministry, Momentum (The Young Adult/ College Ministry) and the Women’s Ministry of the Messiah’s Temple Christian Church. God has truly blessed her life and ministry. She is dedicated to ministering and empowering God’s people.
Cheri is married to Reverend George C. Miller, III, Senior Pastor, of Elim Baptist Church in Augusta, GA. They are the proud parents of four sons George C. Miller, IV, Charles Preston Miller, Robert James Miller and Carter Ashton Miller. Believing firmly that her first ministry is to her family, Cheri works everyday to be the Proverbs 31 woman who understands that “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.”