Dr. Aaron was born August 19, 1979 to the late C.B. Aaron and Dianne Aaron as the youngest of six children. He is married to Sister Holly Aaron. They have five children: Jalen, Brooklyn, Braylon, Alayla, and Sedric.
He is a 1997 graduate of Sandusky High School. To prepare himself for ministry, Dr. Aaron attended Temple Bible College and Seminary (Cleveland, Ohio) where he received a Diploma of Theology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies. He matriculated to Ashland Theological Seminary (Ashland, Ohio) where he earned a Master of Arts in Practical Theology with a concentration in Black Church Studies. Desiring to deepen his knowledge, Dr. Aaron enrolled into United Theological Seminary (Dayton, Ohio) where he graduated with a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Preaching and Leadership on May 22, 2015. His ultimate educational goal is to teach in a seminary setting. He was also a licensed substitute teacher for the Sandusky City Schools, teaching K-12.
Reverend Dr. Scottie L. Aaron sees himself as a spiritual catalyst to motivate others in the area of spiritual growth and maturity.
In February 2006, Pastor Aaron was called to pastor the Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church. He faithfully served Cornerstone for six years. During this time, Pastor Aaron was appointed as Director of the Youth Council of the NAACP in 2006. He held this position for 3 years. Additionally, he has served as past Vice Moderator of the Cleveland and Vicinity Baptist District. His professional memberships include the Academy of Homiletics and the Society of Biblical Literature.
On Sunday, February 19, 2012, the Providence Baptist Church (Sandusky, Ohio) called Pastor Aaron as its sixth pastor. Pastor Aaron joyously and graciously accepted the call to lead this congregation, the church where he grew up. On May 6, 2012, he was officially installed as Pastor. In August 2012, the church voted to move Rev. Aaron from a bi-vocational pastor to a full time pastor. This blessing allowed him to leave the AkzoNobel paint company in Huron, Ohio where he was employed for 12 years. As pastor of Providence, he restructured the church, which included implementing an annual budget to focus on eliminating the church’s debt. Additionally, he focused on creating a strong foundation of biblical teaching and preaching. In February 2013, he organized a seven weeks of prayer event which received overwhelming support. In October 2013, Rev. Aaron was chosen as a teacher for the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education. In December 2013, Rev. Aaron was certified as a National Baptist Convention Sunday School Publishing Board teacher. He has also served as Vice President of
the Congress of Christian Education for the Union MB District Association. To further add to his accolades, on February 2, 2014, Pastor Aaron was installed as the President of the Sandusky Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance which is composed of several churches throughout the Sandusky Community with one common goal and that is to serve God’s people of Sandusky. Dr. Aaron also served on the Board for the Center of Cultural Awareness in Sandusky. Dr. Aaron is past Chairman of the Minister’s Division of the United MB State Convention.
Under Dr. Aaron’s leadership, many things were accomplished at Providence: a conference room was erected, a Wall of Honor was set up in the administrative wing, a 30 passenger bus was purchased and a Media Ministry room including purchased recording equipment was established. With Pastor Aaron’s vision to remove the debt of the church, in 2013, $20,000.00 was raised to pay off the rental property, in 2014 the church raised $22,000.00 and in October of 2015 the church raised $25,400.76 to pay off the fellowship hall and celebrated with a mortgage burning ceremony on December 13, 2015.
On Saturday, September 24, 2016, The Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Columbus, Ohio called Dr. Aaron as their Sr. Pastor. Dr. Aaron currently serves on the board of director’s Unity Partnership, is the Dean of the EUMBA District and is the mentor of the doctoral focus group of the United Theological Seminary. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Morehouse School of Religion, Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Aaron has been instrumental in expanding Friendship’s Media Ministry. His vision, leadership and dedication have enabled our church to continue to praise, worship, study and serve as a congregation during this year’s unprecedented circumstances. Pastor Aaron’s priority is to lead people.