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Senior Pastor - Reverend Darryl Aaron
Associate  Pastor - Reverend Glenn Pettiford

ev. Dr. Darryl Warren Aaron grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina where he attended Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. He completed his B.A. degree in Dramatic Literature at North Carolina Central University and received teacher certification from University of North Carolina - Charlotte. He continued his studies at the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University where he received the Master of Divinity degree. He received his Doctor of Ministry in Church Growth and Development from Drew University.


Dr. Aaron served churches in Richmond, VA and Charlotte, NC before he was installed as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, the oldest African-American Baptist church in Winston-Salem, NC.  Under his leadership, First Baptist has strengthened its commitment to serve the community with the Louise Smith Summer Adventure Camp, Kids for Christ (KFC), Operation Inasmuch, a food pantry and clothes closet among other ministries. Friday Noonday Service and Wednesday Bible Study provide opportunities for reflection and prayer. The Health/Wellness Ministry, tutoring program for school age children, Communication Ministry and Strategic Planning Committee are all a part of the church’s “view with a vision”.

Dr. Aaron and his wife Monica are proud parents of Naomi Audrey and Noah Augustine who keep them busy with track, basketball and theatre. When he has spare time, Rev. Aaron enjoys reading, jogging, and the performing  arts.

When asked about serving the church, Dr. Aaron stated, “God has promised us so many things but we cannot receive them without faith and trust in him. That is the reason why I have declared that this is a time of expectation and great effort.”

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