Pastor Aaron was born in West Germany at Wiesbaden US Air Force Base. He grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where he was a member of the first graduating class of Roosevelt High School. He became a Christian the following year at the age of 19. Sensing God’s call into full time service, Aaron enrolled in Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated in 2001. During his college years he was able to serve in two youth ministry positions (UMC National Youth Minsitry Organization and at Faith Free Will Baptist Church) as well as in the position of chaplain for the Nashville Union Mission. Upon graduating from college, he headed off for his first full time ministry position at Turners Chapel Free Will Baptist Church (Butler, GA) as Associate Pastor with primary responsibilities for youth minstry. After two years of wonderful ministry, Aaron felt led to continue his education and enrolled at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY where he graduated with a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership in 2004. After seminary Aaron took his first full time church as senior pastor at First Free Will Baptist Church (Brunswick, GA). While there he completed additonal graduate studies at Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College (Moore, OK) and holds a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hillsdale. God led Aaron to Calvary in 2007 and he is enjoying a fruitful ministry here. Pastor Aaron also teaches online classes at Welch College (Nashville, TN) and California Christian College (Fresno, CA) part time. Pastor Aaron completed his Doctor of Ministry degree in December 2012 at Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School. His doctoral dissertation deals with the pastor’s role in helping a local church become more missionally focused.
Aaron is married to Leslie Walley Baldridge. Family hobbies include traveling, cooking, mystery novels, playing with the dog. The Baldridge’s make their home in North Columbus.