Aaron Hoogerwerf

Associate Pastor/Worship (since May 2014)
Family: Wife, Cindy; Children, Brian & Bradley
Psalm 95:1-3  “Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods.”
I love all kinds of music and it has always been a major part of my life. I grew up in the church, but didn’t know Jesus as my Savior and Lord and drifted away from Him during my teen years. Then on a Sunday morning after I graduated from high school, I turned on the TV and started watching Billy Graham and about 30 seconds later got a call from my best friend from high school inviting me to church.  I knew then that God was bringing me back to Him and I accepted Jesus as my Savior at age 19 on a Tuesday night at a summer revival service and went on to serve as a song leader along with many other ministries at my home church in southern Maryland.
I started off working in the accounting field with the goal of eventually becoming a CPA, but I always sensed that God was calling me to serve Him in a different way.  I eventually realized that God was calling me out of accounting to serve Him as a Worship Pastor, so I accepted God’s call, moved with my wife and 2 year old son from Maryland to Fort Worth, TX, and graduated from the music school at Southwestern Seminary.   Since that time, God has blessed me with wonderful opportunities to serve Him as a Worship Pastor around the country.
I am also blessed to have a great and encouraging wife and two wonderful children who know and serve Him along with a supportive church and ministry team at FBC Palm Coast.I believe that true biblical worship is more than just music. It is a lifestyle and an offering to the Lord and it is God alone Who gives us purpose and direction in our lives, so in all that we do, we should seek to put Jesus center place in our hearts as an act of worship and praise for all that He has done for us. I love leading God’s people in worship each week and am honored and blessed that God continues to use me to help point people to Jesus by praising Him through music and worship.”