Elder Ronnie Miller-Yow 

Elder Ronnie Miller-Yow was appointed as senior pastor of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in July of 2003.  The membership at Wesley Chapel has grown considerably since Elder Miller-Yow arrived.  And, even more importantly, much of the growth in the membership comes from the students at Philander Smith who are taking an active role in church leadership and participation.

Educated at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Yow began his career as an elementary teacher.  However, after hearing the call to preach the gospel, he relinquished the teaching career for the pulpit — continuing to teach but to a different audience and with different aspirations.  “I was in college when I heard the calling for the ministry.  My first sermon, entitled What Time Is It, was preached when I was a sophomore.  I said “yes” to the calling and decided to attend seminary to educate myself in order to better serve God. ” says Yow who earned his Master of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Elder Ronnie Miller-Yow and his wife, Shantella are blessed with two children: Paulea and Mason.