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In January, 2018, Aaron answered the call to join the Northside team as the Senior minister. He earned an MA in Counseling and an MA in Pastoral Counseling from Cincinnati Christian University in 2001 and 1999, respectively. He also has a BS in Christian Ministries with an emphasis on Preaching, also from CCU in 1992. Most recently, he has been serving as Program Director of Christian Counseling and Dean of Men at Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, Missouri.  Aaron has been blessed to serve the Lord as a preacher, teacher, counselor, writer, and athletic coach. He was raised in the church as a “preacher’s kid” but didn’t really understand God’s marvelous gift of grace until early adulthood when, just as the prodigal son, he experienced the desperate shame that comes at the end of a rebellious road but also a loving Father who was running to meet him. Since then, his life goal has been to walk closely to the Lord in a surrendered relationship and to be a “gateway to grace” for others.

He walks this journey of life with his beautiful wife Michelle, a talented teacher and loving mother to their three children; Eddie, Joshua and Emmalee. 

***Pictured (Left to right): Joshua, Michelle, Emmalee, Aaron,  and Eddie



Perry is beginning his 25th year as a Campus Minister with Auburn Christian Fellowship (ACF), a Campus Ministry working among the students of Auburn University and a mission that Northside supports. Perry is a graduate of West Georgia College (now State University of West Georgia), Emmanuel Christian Seminary (M.A.R.), Fuller Theological Seminary's School of World Mission (M.A. Cross-Cultural Studies), and is currently a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) student at Columbia International University. In addition to ACF, Perry teaches several missions courses at Point University and is Chairman of the Steering Committee of CMFI's Globalscope International Campus Ministry mission. Perry has been married to Laura (a 5th grade math teacher in Auburn) for 29 years and the father of Rebekah Rubin-DeJesus, Rachel and Noah.