Monday, May 2, 2011
Gary served as Senior Minister for twelve years, only the eighth Senior Minister of the church since it was founded in 1865. That remarkable record was begun by the Rev. Joseph Hopkins Twichell, Samuel Clemens' best friend, who led the church for almost 50 years.
When Gary Miller was called to the ministry of AHCC, it was already the fifth or sixth biggest congregation in the United Church of Christ. At a time when center city churches often struggle to serve city dwellers and suburbanites alike, AHCC today is thriving and near the top of UCC congregations. It is "A Church in the Heart of the City with a Heart for the City."