MATTHEW MYLES SR. is a native of Chicago Illinois. He was born and raised by his parents, Evangelist Mark Myles Sr. and Dr. Opear Ree Myles. He has been connected to the body of Christ all of his life. His father Mark Myles Sr served the Far West congregation in Chicago for over 40 years, with a legacy of baptizing and training men who are strong leaders in churches thought out the Chicago land area. He accepted Christ and was added to the Church of Christ on September 25, 1977. He has been a member of the church for 34 years and has been preaching the gospel for 32 years. He has served the Lord’s church in varies capacities, song leader, youth counselor, advisor and director. He attended and graduated from Westinghouse Vocational H.S he furthered his education at Southwestern Christian College in Terrell TX. He has also been trained and certified for private security and investigation. He spent 14 years in the investigation department for the Northern Trust Company. He is a former owner of Jamia’s Jammin Vienna Restaurant located in Harvey IL.
He served as the senior minister of Harvey Church of Christ for (5) years while at Harvey church the congregation experienced great growth. In 1999 he was appointed as a Chaplain Officer for the city of Harvey Police Department by the Honorable Mayor Nicholas E. Graves. He also has served as one of the building inspector for the city of Harvey. He served as the minister emeritus of the Markham Church of Christ in Markham IL. He has served as the minister to the Southside Church of Christ in Montgomery Alabama. After he arrived in Montgomery he immediately began working toward seeing that both the leadership and membership work together.
He formerly served as the minister of the Terry St. Church of Christ in Ripley MS.
Myles also served as a Board Member of Community Action for the Welfare of Senior Citizen For Tippan County.
He has five children (one daughter, Jamia, who also attended Southwestern Christian College and a son-in law, Rodrick Montgomery; triplets, Matthew Jr., William Christian (Marissa) and Nicholas Ryan and a younger son David Arron) Six beautiful grandchildren, Malik, Anna, Ian, Dylan.,William Jr. And Nicholas Jr.
His favorite Bible Character is Christ and his favorite Bible passage is Psalm 27