Timeless Songs: For Times Like These
Southern Gospel music has always been an integral part of Miles Pike's life. Singing in church since he was nine, he spent his childhood being influenced by such greats as The Cathedrals, The Speer's, Gold City, The Happy Goodman Family, and many others. As a baby, Miles experienced many health setbacks that drove his parents to their knees. Through it all, God remained faithful and answered their prayers by not only allowing Miles to persevere but also gifting him with an extraordinary voice. Blessed with a five octave range, Miles sings the highest tenor and the lowest bass...all in the same song! Because of his versatility, there's not a boring moment in his concerts. Most people are amazed to learn that he is blind in one eye and has no peripheral vision in his sighted eye. But Miles doesn't allow that to dampen his calling or his performances. He seizes and holds the crowd from the moment he steps behind the mic. When he was fifteen, Miles began preaching in his home church on a regular basis and also teaching Sunday school when needed. At fifteen, he became a DJ at KBJS Radio and has been a part of the Solid Gospel Saturday program for many years. Every year since 2003, he has attended Ben Speer's Stamps-Baxter School of Music in Nashville, Tennessee. During his time there, he has sat under the teaching of Gaither homecoming artist such as, Allison Durham Speer, Reggie Smith, Mike Allen, and Tracey Phillips. Every year he has been honored to appear on the closing program video, either as a soloist, with a quartet, or singing a duet. In 2007, he released his first CD, 'The First One's Covered by the Blood', which has been met with eager approval by his fans. Now with a second project under his belt, it is being very well received by all. In an effort to give back to the community, Miles began hosting an annual homecoming concert, and since March, 2008, it has been a great success. After doing concerts in many cities, states, and denominations, Miles has learned through experience how to adhere to the wishes of the sponsors, and how to let God have freedom in the concerts.