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Sudden Death Of Pastor’s Wife Shocks Coastal South Carolina

Mica Miller’s alleged suicide makes waves …

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The alleged suicide of a prominent pastor’s wife from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – and the bizarre way in which it was announced to members of her church – has sparked a flood of speculation and concern along the Palmetto State coast.

According to an obituary for Mica Acacia Miller of Myrtle Beach, the 30-year-old passed away last Saturday (April 27, 2024) in Lumberton, N.C. No cause or manner of death was referenced in the obituary.

Investigators with the Robeson County sheriff’s office are leading the investigation into Mica Miller’s death. As of this writing, they have released no information related to their inquiries – except to say they do not believe there is a danger to their local community.

Miller, originally of Wichita, Kansas, was married to John-Paul Miller – pastor of the Solid Rock at Market Common church in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Miller’s obituary – written by her husband – referred to her as “energetic, affirming, adventurous, faithful, loving, giving, forgiving, talented, joyous, creative, assertive, bold, determined, authoritative, passionate, hardworking, a risk taker, and so much more.”

The tribute also spoke extensively of Miller’s relationship with her husband … portraying her as his most ardent admirer and someone who “helped (him) with the church in every way.”

“She truly served Jesus and her husband with all of her heart,” it noted. “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).”

What did the obituary fail to mention? That Miller sued her husband for divorce two weeks ago … papers he was reportedly served with just forty-eight hours before she died.

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John-Paul Miller publicly announced his wife’s death at the conclusion of his sermon last Sunday (April 28, 2024) – giving his parishioners strict instructions not to discuss it amongst themselves.

“We’re not going to do an altar call today,” he said. “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.”

Miller implored his congregants to “continue to come to church and serve and give for the next little bit because … I’m talking a little bit of a break.”

“My break may be a few days, a few weeks – I don’t know,” Miller continued, his voice breaking. “I got a call late last night my wife has passed away. Yeah. It was self-induced and it was up in North Carolina and, um, we’re going to have a funeral for her next Sunday here at 3:00 p.m.”

“Ya’ll knew that she wasn’t well mentally – and that she needed her medicine that was hard to get to her,” Miller said. “I’m sure there’ll be more details to come.”

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As noted in John-Paul Miller’s sermon (and the obituary), a “celebration of life” service for his late wife has been scheduled for this coming Sunday (May 5, 2024) at the Solid Rock church.

This media outlet has prepared a flurry of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests in the hopes of gathering information from the law enforcement agencies tasked with investigating Miller’s death. We are also investigating reports from several of Mica Miller’s close friends regarding the circumstances surrounding her unexpected passing.

Specifically, several videos have been posted to social media in which Miller discussed a situation she was dealing with in her personal life.

“I just wanna let you know that I’m alive and well,” Miller said in one video posted to her Facebook page in mid-March. “Life’s been kinda crazy a couple past weeks, months, years. I’ve kinda had to keep my circle really small for the past couple weeks just because I’m going through a lot and it’s hard – and it’s my cross to bear.”

In another video discussing her “situation,” Miller addressed being the “bride of Christ.”

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“A bunch of people have been reminding me lately that I’m God’s bride first,” she said. “And even an earthly spouse – who’s a good spouse – when they know that their bride is being hurt, just imagine what an earthly spouse does. What do think your heavenly spouse does? When you’re the bride of Christ and he sees his bride going through abuse and hurt – what do you think he thinks about that?”

Miller encouraged her followers to share the video with anyone “struggling with leaving a dangerous situation because they think God will be ‘mad’ at them.”

Anyone with information related to this story is encouraged to reach out to our media outlet …

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Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina and before that he was a bass guitarist and dive bar bouncer. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and eight children.

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42 comments

Brooke Hargrove Top fan May 2, 2024 at 12:48 pm

Thank you for covering this!! #justiceforMica

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Concern Grandma May 4, 2024 at 1:17 am

So sad to hear this about Mica. She’s such a beautiful soul. I’m a survivor of domestic violence with my ex and had small children at the time. From everything I know about this kind of thing, looks like she may be a victim of her abuser. I found newspaper articles of Paul with his first wife. It’s surprised me to see how much similar Mica looks like his first wife Alison. He sure has a shady past. His dad is also a Reverend. Hope they investigate this further and find the truth. Prayers for everyone involved.

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Anonymous May 2, 2024 at 1:50 pm

What a sad, sad situation ! A young life sniffed out and gone too soon ! May God have mercy and comfort her family !

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Anonymous May 2, 2024 at 1:51 pm

May God have mercy on those who did harm to her, and whoever is responsible will be brought to justice. Something here is very suspicious !

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Andrew May 2, 2024 at 1:54 pm

May God have mercy on those who did harm to her, and whoever is responsible will be brought to justice. Something here is very suspicious !

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Fitscommentator95 Top fan May 2, 2024 at 2:47 pm

Quite an odd story. The way he announced her death, and the fact that he felt it was ok to mention it was self induced is very strange. It will be interesting to see where this story ends.

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Goody3 Top fan May 2, 2024 at 3:38 pm

CREEPY – just CREEPY!! I hope that law enforcement keeps an eye on this guy and that their kids are protected. Don’t be surprised if he goes on the lam ….

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Brian Mills May 2, 2024 at 3:42 pm

So the pastor finds out his wife passed away, and he decides, “let’s go and preach a sermon where I crack jokes and act like everything’s normal” and then when he makes the announcement, it’s unbelievably casual, like, “oh by the way, my wife took her life last night in North Carolina, so I might need a few days off. Don’t anyone go talking about it now in the church lobby!”

Some questions for people that might know more:

1. What happened to his first wife? The obituary said Mica had stepchildren. This would imply the pastor had kids from a previous relationship.

2. Why is the pastor’s name on every damn detail of the church? The website is more about him than it is the church.

3. Where is his church leadership? How the heck did they not make a statement? Why would this come from him at all?

This is bad. Real bad. And there’s no possible way you can make it look good.

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Grace Brantley May 3, 2024 at 12:22 am

I remember her as a child. She and her sisters were a cute bunch. I am a great Aunt to Mica. I also remember when my Mother was on her deathbed, the came to see her. They all gathered around her bed and sang some beautiful songs for her. I know she loved it and I will never forget it. It was very touching. I pray for her family’s, their loss and I know Mica is With her maker, in peace at last.

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Mandy Musgrove May 2, 2024 at 4:05 pm

It’s “y’all” not “ya’ll”.

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Leah K May 6, 2024 at 11:11 pm

Ignore that. I read comment completely backwards.

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tamara rhodes Top fan May 2, 2024 at 4:36 pm

He is his father’s son and I will leave it at that.

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JustCallMeAva Top fan May 2, 2024 at 7:40 pm

Yep–his father’s history needs to be brought up in any discussion.

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Anonymous May 2, 2024 at 4:37 pm

My girls and I went to church when he was married to his first wife. Shortly after we moved, we found out he had left his wife and four children. That affected my children immensely. Now he is standing in the pool pit in an outfit that looks like he may or may not go to the club after, with at least 20 “ums” as he discloses his information of his wife’s death that no one really knew at that time. Persuasive suicide is real! I have no time for him, no respect for him and I am praying for justice for Mica. Another tidbit, someone posted a photo of him at the coastal grand mall with some girl by a car, three days after his wife’s death. She had blonde hair, so no that was not his daughter who has dark hair.

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JustCallMeAva Top fan May 3, 2024 at 8:09 am

So the local gossips are posting on the FB pages of local news stations with all sorts of tea. According to them, the woman he was photographed with is a widow, who attends his church. Seems her husband, who was a paraplegic, drowned in their swimming pool. His first wife is still alive, but alleged physical abuse in their divorce. Mika had recently filed for divorce and apparently there was some type of “no contact” decree in place. No idea how much of this is true but let’s just say that if even half of what they are saying is true, the police better not mess this investigation up.

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Anonymous May 2, 2024 at 4:44 pm

Mydaughters and I went to solid rock when we lived in Myrtle Beach; for about three years. Shortly after we left, we found out that John Paul had left his first wife and four children. That affected my children immensely. Now he is standing up in the pool pit in an outfit that looks like he may or may not be going to the club after, speaking with at least 20 “ums,”in his narcissistic dissertation as he releases information about his wife’s death. Persuasive suicide is real! He is a narcissist! I have no respect for him and justice needs to be served for Mica. He ruined her life from the beginning of their relationship. I know we all have to take responsibility for our own actions, but she was very young and very vulnerable and he preyed on that. To me, he is no different than his father, who is a been arrested for soliciting sex from boys, yet still preaches. John Paul is just evil in a different way.

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Anonymous May 6, 2024 at 3:33 pm

Wow, if that’s true about his dad then you can definitely assume his son is very messed up!

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Anonymous May 2, 2024 at 4:45 pm

My girls and I went to church when he was married to his first wife. Shortly after we moved, we found out he had left his wife and four children. That affected my children immensely. Now he is standing in the pool pit in an outfit that looks like he may or may not go to the club after, with at least 20 “ums” as he discloses his information of his wife’s death that no one really knew at that time. Persuasive suicide is real! I have no time for him, no respect for him and I am praying for justice for Mica. Another tidbit, someone posted a photo of him at the coastal grand mall with some girl by a car, three days after his wife’s death. She had blonde hair, so no that was not his daughter who has dark hair.

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Anonymous May 2, 2024 at 4:47 pm

I apologize for posting three times. That is just how mad I am right now!

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Aslannn May 2, 2024 at 4:45 pm

I encourage everyone to look for the longer clips, which include the end of his sermon. He’s actually telling jokes, and referring to himself as handsome and charming. He wife had supposedly committed suicide just hours before, and the guy’s telling jokes. Something is very fishy.

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The Colonel Top fan May 2, 2024 at 5:52 pm

Wow, lot of piling on here.

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Rebecca Shields Top fan May 3, 2024 at 9:13 am

Seems deserved

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Anonymous May 2, 2024 at 7:00 pm

His father got away with molesting multiple people and no telling how many more! He’s preaching now with two other kids he got from Pakistan they are in their 20s and live with him just as before he goes gets them from other countries and brings them back for his liking and his son gives him money to help him, and you know Wayne Miller did no time in prison and don’t even have to register as a sex offender he shouldn’t be around children or young adults I wouldn’t trust the cops or any officials they have them in there pocket some how theses millers are getting away with murder and sex crimes no telling what else we just all need to pray for the kids and for Mica these people need JUSTICE!!!

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Anonymous May 6, 2024 at 3:37 pm

Wow! Sounds like a possible sex trafficking ring in Myrtle Beach, SC?

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anonymous May 2, 2024 at 7:15 pm

Wayne miller is definitely a child molester and by the way got by with it so many times didn’t have to go to prison or Register as a sex offender and still doing same thing to this day preaching and getting vulnerable children out of other countries and living with him see things don’t change with him and cops and officials are in his pocket money sure does pay off people now look at his son (father like son) I’m still praying Wayne too gets investigated thoroughly I pray for JUSTICE!!!!!

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Anonymous May 2, 2024 at 7:31 pm

JP sure is trying to cover his butt, he made sure to say she killed herself and she has mental illness and she missed her medicine, tell me you killed your wife without saying so.

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Anonymous May 2, 2024 at 8:24 pm

I have been a member of Solid Rock for 7 years. Initially I saw Mica as a stunning and vivacious young woman who could sing like an angel. In the recent past, pastor JP confessed marital infidelity to his congregation. The marriage seemed to be quickly fracturing after that. Soon after, JP announced that Mica was mentally ill and he had her institutionalized (he cheated so SHE must be crazy)?. He always made everything about himself, and told us personal family information that was for me, quite uncomfortable to listen to. Weeks passed, and Mica finally returned to church. The absolute shock in seeing her, compelled me to just hug her. She was broken. Beat down. A mere shell of her former self. She gained weight, looked drugged, was losing her hair but worst of all, she lost her beautiful singing voice. My heart just ached for her.
Now she’s dead. Her bright light extinguished forever. I feel like Mica was gaslighted into believing she was going crazy. She was clearly as sane as you & I if you watch her recent video where she talks about her marital hell filled with abuse so severe that she filed for divorce and a restraining order. What would JP do if he could no longer manipulate and control her? God sees everything, JP! Sorry, but your entire sermon on 4/28 made me sick! Your jokes, your cheerful demeanor and your rehearsed explanation that Mica was crazy and suicidal, and oh well, now she’s dead. Mica was depressed perhaps because of what you were putting her through, but I simply don’t buy the lies you’re trying to sell.
I pray that justice is done. I pray that Mica is at peace with our Lord.

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anon May 3, 2024 at 1:47 pm

do you have the link to the full video?

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MemoryQueen Top fan May 2, 2024 at 9:31 pm

What strikes me is he commands the congregation to stand before making his announcement. And like sheep, they all stand. It’s ‘grandstanding’ (no pun(s) intended).
Sadly, there is scientific evidence that some (not all) that possess narcissist characteristics are drawn to positions of power and/or careers over those whom are deemed easy to manipulate. The position of preacher is a perfect career choice. Alignment with the Almighty Himself and commanding all to stand when he speaks, is all I need to see to question what really happened. Not to mention, the oldest trick in the book…to deam a wife ‘mental’ or have her ‘committed’ to draw attention away from what YOU DID WRONG! The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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AC Top fan May 3, 2024 at 6:28 am

Keep beleiving in these cults and their leaders and this is what you end up with. Christ is nowhere to be found with these false prophets and their make me feel good messages and false religions.

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JustCallMeAva Top fan May 3, 2024 at 8:12 am

I’ve come to believe that evangelical Christianity is a cult that has very little to do with the actual teachings of Jesus or anything “biblically” based.

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Carlos May 3, 2024 at 8:44 am

How old is the pastor? It looks like he groomed himself a child bride and when she got “too old” and harder to manipulate, he needed her out to get a new one.

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Nancy Bryson Top fan May 3, 2024 at 10:23 am

Yada, yada, yada, and all that, but pastor says don’t forget to give while he’s taking time off.

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Vernon May 3, 2024 at 10:35 am

Fire this preacher, speak out about him. Do not be afraid to expose him. He is a sick joke to announce the death of his wife as if he was in a comedy club.

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Anonymous May 3, 2024 at 11:34 am

How did his loving wife who he states was supportive in everything he does file for divorce?

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Anon May 3, 2024 at 1:40 pm

Anyone have a link to the entire sermon from 4-28-24?????

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Kathie Garland Top fan May 4, 2024 at 8:04 pm

How is it that SC legislators always represent men who don’t know how to behave? I just read that Rep. Val Guest is representing JP Miller in his divorce case from Mica. But, he has made no comment. Also, Mica passed over a week ago. Where is the Police Report? Can’t you dig into this a bit more, FitsNews?

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Emma May 4, 2024 at 8:31 pm

Wow she just let everyone know that the husband was abusive.

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Solange May 5, 2024 at 5:29 pm

Hopefully people in the area where she was living will be saving all of their video from their home security cameras and ring phones!! I would be saving several days on either side of that discovery on a hard drive. Perhaps there will be video of someone or some vehicle etc that was in the area before the announcement of her passing. I wonder who found her. Hopefully people will start collecting any information that may be helpful in the entire case. Maybe junior isn’t quite as slick as senior at getting away with things. If I was a member orvisitor of that church me and my money would never be seen by them again! Using your “job” to hide behind breaking the Lord’s commandments isn’t going to get you off the hook at the pearly gates!

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anonymous May 5, 2024 at 9:40 pm

who is his new girlfriend? Suzie?

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Anonymous May 9, 2024 at 7:27 pm

When you follow false teaching and have no accountability – Where was church discipline?? PREACH THE WORD! You would’nt be sitting in the presence of this ungodly Romans 1 teacher.

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Anita May 9, 2024 at 11:10 pm

God is revealing all of these FALSE PREACHERS,one by one .There time is coming!! Have you all noticed that even TD JAKES is in the spotlight.

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