Rev. Barry R. Miller

Rev. Barry R. Miller is the Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church.  


Rev. Miller gave his life to Christ in 1999. From that time forward, Rev. Miller strives to know nothing except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.


Rev. Miller was called to the Gospel Ministry and licensed in November of 2003, and Ordained in May of 2009 under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Lester Taylor, Jr. of the Community Baptist Church of Englewood, NJ. After being Ordained, Rev. Miller served as Pastor of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Westwood, NJ from 2009 until 2017.   After eight years of faithful service, Rev. Miller was called to Pastor the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Newark, NJ.  


Rev. Miller is excited for the next leg of the journey.  He knows he’s standing on the shoulders of those who came before him, such as Pastor Emeritus Rev. Dr. Perry Simmons Jr. and the faithful members of Abyssinian.


Rev. Miller has the unique experience of serving God’s people as a Pastor, and as a Police 
Detective. Rev. Det. Miller is a sixteen year veteran of the Englewood Police Dept.   In a time of 
uncertainty between police and the community, Rev. Miller strives to foster positive relationships 
between the church and the police and the community at large.


Rev. Miller is married to Jill Horton-Miller Esq.  First Lady Jill Miller is also a Minister of the 
Gospel and has a passion for ministering to all women, and young women in particular.  First Lady 
Miller wants everyone to know they can do all things through Christ who strengthens them.


The Millers are parents of two sons, and proud grandparents of one.   God has truly blessed them to have life, and life more abundantly.  They believe in sharing their testimony with others, and 
helping others to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.


Pastor and First Lady Miller come to Abyssinian Baptist Church ready and willing to be a living 
sacrifice. They stand on Paul’s plea to the church….I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the 
mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is 
your reasonable service.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.