Serving Our Community
Service to the community is an important facet of a Quaker education. Students in FSH’s 3/4/5 classroom have been learning about food insecurity and how one church in the community is helping families. In their literacy class, students have been reading biographies and writing about changemakers. Students wrote the following article about Pastor Darren Miller, founder of the highly successful Food Pantry sponsored by the Memorial Church of God in Christ, which serves families in our community. Coincidentally, Pastor Miller is a former FSH student and an alumni parent. Students wanted to learn more about Pastor Miller, who agreed to be interviewed on campus.
When Pastor Miller was little, he wanted to grow up to be Batman or Superman because he was interested in superheroes. Later, he wanted to be someone who helped people. When Pastor Miller went to Friends School Haverford, the 3/4/5 section of the building was not there. It was just grass. He has a picture from 1977 of his class standing in the grass, where the building is now. Pastor Miller had nice teachers. His principal was Mrs. Brown. He remembers most of his teachers: Miss Morgan, Mrs. Savage, Ms. Carry and Mrs. Rug. Later, Pastor Miller went to Temple University for college.
Pastor Miller enjoys helping people. He was in financial investments for 15 years. He is a pastor now. He enjoys being a pastor to the people in need. Often people say, “I knew you were a pastor because you listened to me when you inquired about my struggles.”