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Church starting in a small town

by Jason Aaron

MONROE, MI – When God calls someone to start a new church, it’s not always in a big city or popular destination. Pastor Jason Aaron and his family were called from Winchester, Kentucky to plant in the small town of Monroe. Pastor Aaron says starting a church in Monroe was never on his radar, but this is where they came because this is where God called them.

Aaron adds that the beauty of living and ministering in a small town is that everything is close by including the people. This allows Aaron to reach people from all walks of life.

The pastor says, “Church planting is one of the most humbling things I have ever done.” The process has brought him to learning to trust in God instead of in his own abilities. He adds, “This has been the most challenging undertaking in my life.”

Patience, humility, dependence, faithfulness. Aaron says genuine family has begun to develop at their Outpost Community Church, and that he sees people loving one another and spending time together away from Sunday morning meetings.

Aaron asks for prayer. “We really want to see a movement of God’s hand in our city and it starts in our own hearts.”



Jason is the Preaching Pastor at Outpost Community Church where he also serves as an elder. Jason went through a two-year Pastoral Internship at Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown, KY from 2015-2016 under Pastor James Carroll. Upon completing that, he accepted a Church Planting Residency at First Presbyterian Trenton under Pastor Aaron Carr in January 2017 and completed in December 2018. Jason completed his M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in May 2018.


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