Dave & janet miles

VitalChurch is made up of a team of pastors who are called to the unique ministry of helping churches through times of transition or crisis. We do this through a proven, biblically-based, three-step process, with the goal of bringing about real and lasting change in every church we serve.


Dave Miles is the executive director for the VitalChurch team. He lives in New York City with his wife, Janet. They’ve been married since June 1980. Together they have three daughters, three sons-in-law, and numerous grandchildren. Dave loves to be a pastor and enjoys the challenge of working with churches in transition. He is the author of the reTurn Resource Kit published by ChurchSmart. He loves to surf, run marathons, play golf, and read books. He has a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.

“The church ought to be a pilot plant where men can see in our congregations and missions a substantial healing of all the divisions, the alienations mans rebellions has produced.” Pg. 47 Francis Schaeffer, “Pollution and the Death of Man,” in The Complete Works of Francis Schaeffer, 5:47

personal information

Website: www.vitalchurchministry.org

Email:  dave.miles@vitalchurchministry.org

Organizational Address:

Vital Church Ministry

507 Calle Luego

San Luego

San Clemente CA  92673

Home Mailing Address:

7 Endicott Dr

Huntington NY  11743

Cell phone:  917-554-5032


  Dave - 12/23

  Jan - 10-21



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  • That our upcoming three-day Interim Pastor Training event—STARTING TOMORROW, March 19th—will be an instrumental tool in the hands of our 20 attendees, that many more churches will be equipped to move in line with the call Jesus has for them through these people, and that God would open doors for the expansion of our ministry through this training.
  • That the interim pastor proposals that we have extended to churches interested in our ministry will be accepted (start dates of early summer).
  • For our diagnostic team as they have had an extremely heavy work load.   
  • For safety and stamina for our pastors as they travel and leave their families for extended time periods to serve in their churches.
  • For additional financial support to raise up new staff and serve more churches.
  • That VitalChurch UK received charity status!
  • For the steady stream of diagnostic work! We just completed two projects, are in the midst of finalizing two more, and have one new diagnostic scheduled to start this month. We also have a proposal out for another church to start in early April.  
  • For the way God is meeting our pastors and churches and ministering to them even in the most difficult situations.