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╦╦╦About Pastor Aaron ╦╦╦

      Pastor Aaron was born on September 10, 1939 to the union of the late John D. Aaron, Sr. and Esther Margaret Smith Aaron Sibley.  The eldest of six children, Pastor Aaron played an active role in rearing all of his brothers and sisters.

     He is a 1957 graduate of St. James High School.  He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized and became an active member of the Nazarene Missionary Baptist Church.  Pastor Aaron was called to the gospel ministry in 1962 and was both licensed and ordained by the Nazarene Baptist Church under the leadership of his late uncle and pastor, the Rev. Dr. Charles F. Smith, Sr.

     Since his inception into the gospel ministry, Pastor Aaron has attended many workshops, institutes, and seminars that have helped to mold and shape him for the work that he has been called to do.  Among the many that he has attended are:  The L.K. Williams Ministerĺs Institute, Dallas, Texas; The R. B. Bennett Institute and Past Chairman, Alexandria, LA; Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA; Louisiana College, Pineville, LA; Leland College, Leland, LA; and United Theological Seminary where he has received a Bachelor of Theology Degree and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree.

     Married to the former Pearly Scott, they are the proud parents of three sons:  John III, Darryl, and Leslie, and the grandfather of six.

     Pastor Aaron is presently Vice President at Large of the Eighth District Baptist Association, Chairperson of the Eighth District Development Corporation, a member of the Louisiana Baptist State Convention where he serves as an instructor with the Congress of Christian Education as well as a member of other appointed committees, a member of the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., a member of the Inter-Faith Alliance, The Interdenominational City-Wide Revival Executive Board, The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, the Charles F. Smith, Sr., Community Development Corporation, and past member of Acme Lodge #43.

     Pastor Aaron is presently pastor of the Good Hope Baptist Church of Boyce, LA where, under his leadership the church has grown in every way and has been completely renovated.  Also as pastor of the Nazarene Missionary Baptist Church he has led the church to renovate and purchase additional land.  The Nazarene Church is blessed with a variety of on-going programs, namely:  Senior Citizens Ministry, After School Tutorial Program, Summer Enrichment, Food Bank Ministry, Community Development Programs, along with other needed ministries.

     Pastor Aaron has listed the following items as his future Goals:

1.                  Continuing to proclaim the word of God that men may be pulled out of the miry clay of life that they may become a productive person and project a Christ-like attitude among fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

2.                  To strive to lengthen out the cord into a full scale ministry to meet the needs of the church and the community through Christian Education.

3.                  The vision of building a family life center that will enhance the gospel and social ministries of the church and local communities.

4.                  Initiate a youth ministry designed to meet the needs of young people through teaching, counseling and participation.

 This is only a gist of the ministerial life of our pastor.  May I simply add that he is a child of God, a born again Baptist Gospel Preacher, who preaches the full Gospel of Jesus Christ without compromising and is motivated daily in the leading of lives to Christ.