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Reverend Aaron officially installed at Providence Baptist Church


Reverend Dr. Darryl W. Aaron Reverend Dr. Darryl W. Aaron
Providence Baptist Church officially installed its new pastor, Reverend Dr. Darryl W. Aaron, last Sunday, April 3. Church members and well-wishers from the Greensboro community and beyond gathered on Saturday, April 2, at the Alumni Events Center on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University to officially welcome Rev. Aaron and his family to Greensboro and into the Providence Church family. Rev. Aaron was selected to be Providence’s new pastor on Sunday, December 6, 2015 and he delivered his first sermon at the church on Sunday, January 3, 2016. Aaron comes to Providence after serving as pastor of First Baptist Church Highland Avenue in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The Providence Baptist Church congregation has a long, distinguished history in the Greensboro community which spans 150 years. Today, the church consists of more than 1,300 congregants and is located at 1106 Tuscaloosa Street in Southeast Greensboro.

Rev. Aaron is a native of Charlotte, N.C. He is a graduate of North Mecklenburg High School. He earned an undergraduate degree from North Carolina Central University (Durham) in Dramatic Literature. Aaron also earned a teaching certificate from UNC Charlotte and continued his studies in Fine Arts at UNC Greensboro. Upon being called to the ministry, he completed a Master of Divinity degree at the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University and subsequently earned a Doctor of Ministry in Church Growth and Development from Drew University.

Rev. Aaron succeeds the late Rev. Dr. Howard Chubbs, who served as pastor of Providence Baptist Church for 49 years (March 1966) until his death in March of 2015. Aaron and his wife, Monica Smith Aaron, are the parents of two children: Naomi Audrey Aaron and Noah Augustine Aaron.