LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith joined family and friends of the late Dr. James E. Miller to unveil an honorary sign on Golden Rule Way near the church where he preached.

Miller began preaching as a teenager at Beulah Baptist Church in Texas, and later preached at Greater Galilee Baptist Church in Oklahoma before being called to serve in Louisville. He was pastor of Lampton Baptist Church in Louisville for 44 years, and joined Christ's Church of Our Community as an associate pastor after retirement.

"Dr. Miller led the Lampton Baptist Church and his impact reached far beyond its sanctuary for many years," says Sexton Smith. "He was a strong leader involved in the NAACP and the Housing Authority of Louisville where touched the lives of several generations."

Miller served the Louisville community as an active member of the NAACP, hosting the annual Martin Luther King Memorial Program and being an integral part of the 1979 NAACP National Convention in Louisville. He also served as Board Commissioner of the Housing Authority of Louisville for 10 years.

Miller passed away on September 2, 2018. "Dr. James E. Miller Way" will be on Golden Rule Way at the corners of both 4th Street and 5th Street next to the Immanuel Baptist Church.