Pastor Accused of Abuse Claims to Have Tried Raising Wife from Dead

Pastor John-Paul Miller delivered a eulogy for his late wife Mica, claiming he visited her body in the morgue four times and tried to raise her from the dead. Mica's death was ruled a suicide, occurring days after she served Miller with divorce papers, amid allegations of domestic abuse and infidelity.

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Pastor Accused of Abuse Claims to Have Tried Raising Wife from Dead

Pastor Accused of Abuse Claims to Have Tried Raising Wife from Dead

Pastor John-Paul Miller, 44, has sparked controversy after delivering a eulogy for his late wife, Mica Miller, 30, who took her own life on April 27, 2024. In his speech at Solid Rock Ministries in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Miller claimed to have visited Mica's body in the morgue four times and even attempted to raise her from the dead.

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During the 20-minute eulogy, Miller stated, "I thought she was going to wake up. I even tried to raise her from the dead one time this week." He also recounted an incident where he mistook one of Mica's sisters for her at a mall, shouting her name before realizing his error.

Mica's death, ruled a suicide by the Robeson County Medical Examiner, occurred just days after she served Miller with divorce papers. Court documents accuse Miller of grooming Mica for years before their 2017 marriage, committing her to a hospital to steal her car, and being unfaithful to his first wife with underage churchgoers.

In the weeks leading up to her death, Mica had contacted the police at least eight times, making allegations against Miller. She had also obtained a restraining order against him. Mica's sister, Sierra Francis, claimed in a sworn affidavit that Mica had stated, "If I end up with a bullet in my head, it was not by me, it was JP."

Investigators found a 9mm Sig Sauer handgun, purchased by Mica on the morning of her death, at the scene in Lumbee River State Park, along with a receipt and gun case in her vehicle. Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins emphasized that while the outcome was not what many hoped for, the evidence clearly points to Mica's tragic decision to take her own life.

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mica Miller's death is ongoing, as authorities review evidence and factors that may have contributed to her decision. Meanwhile, friends and family continue to share posts on social media with the hashtag #JusticeforMica, seeking answers and accountability in the wake of this heartbreaking loss.