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Sheriff’s Investigation Concludes That SC Pastor’s Wife, Mica Miller, Died by Suicide

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Mica Miller getting baptized. Screengrab via Facebook / @Mica Miller

On Tuesday, May 7, the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office released a statement concluding that Mica Miller, the wife of Solid Rock at Market Common’s pastor, John-Paul Miller, died by suicide on April 27 at Lumber River State Park.

“A death investigation that has tugged on the hearts of people across the nation has been ruled a suicide,” the statement said. “The decision was based on surveillance footage, interviews, physical evidence, and the examination of the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office.”

Mica Miller served as the church’s worship leader, graphic designer, youth leader, women’s ministry leader, and pastor’s assistant.

Earlier this year, Mica posted a video of herself leading worship at the church alongside Christian Contemporary Music sibling trio Cain.

“Biggest honor of my life to share a stage with [Cain],” she said.

Mica’s death has been the center of controversy since her husband announced at the end of his sermon on April 28 that she took her own life.

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“I got a call late last night [that] my wife has passed,” John-Paul told the congregation. “It was self-induced, and it was up in North Carolina. We’re gonna have a funeral for her next Sunday here at 3:00 p.m.”

The pastor went on to inform everyone that his wife, from whom he was legally separated at the time, “wasn’t well mentally and that she needed her medicine, [but it] was hard to get to her.”

In the days to follow, John-Paul told The Christian Post that his wife had been “diagnosed by the doctors for the past seven years as—bipolar II, schizophrenic and dependent personality disorder.”

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