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I am ready to make Disciples
Aaron Gordon is a 36-year-old graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He is married to Jenny Gordon (34 years old) and has two energetic sons: Josiah, and Ezekiel. Aaron worked in the engineering and construction fields after graduating from Virginia Tech with a computer engineering degree, and he volunteered in missions and youth ministry until God called Aaron and Jenny as full time missionaries. Their part in God’s mission was to show the love of Jesus to those affected by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. During this time, God revealed that Aaron had gifts of teaching and pastoral care which led him to Seminary. Following graduation, Aaron served a one-year call as a Hospice Chaplain at the VA Healthcare System in Pittsburgh. He was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the PC (USA) on February 16, 2014. Aaron is committed to helping people to engage their faith in Jesus by meeting the needs of others and by sharing the good news about Jesus Christ.
Aaron’s spiritual journey is singular in that he was brought up in a Jewish household and found his faith in Jesus Christ as a young adult. He had studied the Hebrew Scriptures as he prepared for his Bar Mitzvah, but he drifted away from religious belief through his teenage years. Later, he was successful in the worldly sense with a promising career path and full social life, but he came to question his purpose in life and to search for his true identity. He decided to look at different religions and started to read the Bible, skipping to the New Testament since he was familiar with the Old Testament. A friend had suggested that he start with Luke, the Gospel written by a physician, since Luke’s account might appeal more to Aaron’s intellectual side. Aaron was so struck by the story of Jesus and the book of Acts, Luke’s second book, that a new belief took root in his heart. He started praying for God to show him God’s purpose for his life, and he promised to follow what God called him to do. Thus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life were revealed to Aaron, and God called him, quickly and often, to many types of Christian service. Aaron is certain that everything he has done in his life has prepared him for engagement in pastoral ministry, and he feels a strong call to serve God’s people in that capacity.
Pastor’s Blog Site: www.evengelicalspectrumdisorder.com