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SC Pastor Uses Service To Tell Church His Wife Died by Suicide; Family Says She Filed for a No Contact Order and Divorce

Mica Miller John-Paul Miller Solid Rock at Market Common
(L) Mica Miller screengrab via Facebook / @Mica Miller. (R) John-Paul Miller screengrab via YouTube / @Solid Rock

John-Paul Miller, founder and pastor at Solid Rock at Market Common in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, made the shocking announcement at the end Sunday’s (April 28) worship service that his wife, Mica Miller, died by suicide.

Miller and his 30-year-old wife were married in 2017—a marriage that provided her with five stepchildren. The church’s website describes their family as ones “who have a heart to love God and love people.”

According to Mica’s obituary, which was written by her husband but doesn’t list her cause of death, the pastor’s wife died on Saturday, April 27.

She is described as a “great stepmother, and an amazing wife and helpmate. She helped Pastor John-Paul with the church in every way.” The description continues, “Mica was the worship leader, graphics designer, youth leader, women’s ministry leader, and Pastor’s assistant. And she did all of this with the upmost integrity and faithfulness.”

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“She would praise her husband after every church service telling him he was the best preacher in the world (even if it wasn’t true). She also told him he was the funniest preacher in the world (even though that wasn’t true either),” her obituary stated. “Mica loved her family soooooooo much…[and] desired to see people come to Jesus!”

“We’re not going to do altar call today,” Miller told the congregation Sunday. “Instead, I’m going to have you stand up and I’m going to make an announcement. And after the announcement I’m going to ask that you leave church quietly and don’t talk about the announcement here in the building.”