Aaron has been preaching and teaching the gospel for 30 years. He was born in Augusta, Georgia and raised by his grandparents, which explains why some of his friends say that he has an “old spirit.” Being the oldest of three brothers and five sisters, he has a strong commitment to family. He’s a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, and prior to coming to UPC, he served as the Senior Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church for nine years. He loves good fellowship with friends and delights in deep spirited discussions over a good meal or a cup of coffee. Early morning talks with the Lord and late-night talks with his wife, Michelle, are the ways he stays grounded and keeps an eternal perspective. He is a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan. Reading, photography, and playing golf are some of the ways he enjoys life.