Minister Patricia Billie Miller
Minister Patricia Billie Miller moved to Stamford, Connecticut from Columbia, South Carolina at the age of nine. Her hard work and dedication to her studies led her down a trailblazing path. A full scholarship allowed Minister Miller to attend independent schooling where she was the first African American to graduate. She then went on to attend Moravian College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. She is currently enrolled in the New York Theological Seminary Certificate Program, to craft the gift that God has given her.
Minister Miller received her license to preach in 2016 under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Robert W. Perry at Union Baptist Church in Stamford Connecticut.
Minister Miller retired from the Stamford Housing Authority in 2004 where she worked in various positions for almost 26 years. She then took a position with the New Haven Housing Authority as Service Center Director until 2006.
In 2007, Minister Miller was asked to fill a vacant seat on the Stamford Board of Representatives, where she served for eight months. Then in 2008, she was asked to run for State Representative. Once again, Minister Miller broke down barriers and opened doors– becoming the first African American to represent Stamford in the Connecticut General Assembly.
In no time she moved up the ranks and was appointed as Deputy Speaker of the House. Eight years later, Minister Miller is now serving her fourth term in the State House. She is also a standing member of the Government Administration and Elections, Appropriations and Education Committees.
Minister Miller has received numerous awards from various senior, children, youth and labor organizations. However, she is most proud of her recognition for the work she does for children and the youth. She believes that they are our future and we must invest in them.
Minister Miller’s beliefs parallel that of Nelson Mandela, who said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Every day she works diligently to ensure that all children have equal access to a quality education.
Minister Miller juggles her daily service to the people of Connecticut with being a wife, a mother to two lovely daughters and a grandmother to two amazing grandsons. In every facet of her life, she holds this scripture close to her heart: “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us”. Ephesians 3:20