At the core, Aaron is passionate about the Glory of God and lives to make Him known. With diverse backgrounds in music, ministry, and theology, he brings diversity and depth contextualized for the Body of Christ. As they are celebrating almost 40 years of marriage, he recalls his parents, who are his biggest inspirations, Dr. Ben and Willa, playing various styles of music as he grew up. He became immersed in jazz, fusion, traditional hymns, gospel, and contemporary styles. Inspired by that music “gene” in his blood, he has played instruments, sang, and led worship for music groups, choirs, concerts, schools, retreats, locally and nationally. He also knew the Lord was calling him into pastoral ministry while in high school, and through the mentoring of his grandfather, the late Rev. Dr. Ben Johnson, found himself in Chicago, IL, studying Pastoral Studies and Urban Studies at both undergraduate and graduate levels at Moody Bible Institute and at Moody Theological Seminary. While in Chicago, he also worked with a church plant under his pastoral mentor Dr. Winfred Neely who mentored him in preaching and church planting. Under Dr. John Fuder, he began to study academically how to do ministry in urban areas, and would later serve in churches in the Cabrini Green Projects with Rev. William Gates under The Moody Church in Chicago, and in the Charles Davis Projects with Rev. Bryan Williams in Nashville, where he served in various capacities. Experiencing music and pastoral ministry in a diversity of environments, he brings a fresh perspective and a unique passion tailored for Harvest that is vertically driven and represents the mosaic of believers in the Kingdom of God. In his free time, he dabbles into modernist cuisine, composing music, and exhibits exotic pets.