Aaron Barnett

Fort Thomas Associate Campus Pastor

Life Story

I grew up in Taylor Mill, Kentucky. I absolutely loved my childhood and feel so blessed to have been raised the way I was. I am one of seven children. My mother and father truly sought to raise us all according to the Word of God. I’m very grateful for their investment in my life.

I was taught a biblical worldview from a young age and always accepted it. I professed to be a Christian in middle school, but in high school I seriously started doubting my faith. I rededicated my life to God a few times but I didn’t know what to do about my doubts. After I graduated and started my first year of college, God revealed to me that my faith was not in Him but in my own ability to follow all the rules. He showed me that I cannot obey as I should. That was when I saw my need and I truly accepted Christ’s perfect life, death, and resurrection to pay for my sins.

One of my favorite passages is Ephesians 1:13-14. It talks about the assurance of salvation and the guarantee we have as Christians through the Holy Spirit. Indeed, the Spirit has used this passage in my life many times to remind me that despite my sin, failures, doubts, and ever-changing emotions, my eternity with God is guaranteed because of Christ’s payment for me.

One thing I enjoy about serving at GFC is getting to see God change people and getting to be a part of it. Furthermore, I love that God uses my service to others to grow and change me in ways I don’t even realize I need to change or grow.

My wife and I have been married since 2012. We have three beautiful daughters: Rebecca, Kathryn, and Abigail. We enjoy good food, loud music, and family dance parties. We also love reading and playing games together. I really enjoy woodworking and “trying” to build things. I like to drink coffee all the time unless I’m sleeping. I also enjoy bonfires, good books, cigars, and disc golf. There is nothing like watching a disc fly!

Hope for GFC

I pray that GFC would be a welcome place for all sinners. My hope is that GFC would be a place where truth is spoken and sung clearly, consistently, and continuously so that sinners would be saved, encouraged, corrected, equipped, and spurred on to love Christ and share Him with others.