Aaron D. Taylor was born in 1978 and grew up in Jefferson County Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. When Aaron was 15 years old, he took his first missionary trip to Poland, shortly after the fall of communism. It was there that he dedicated his life to world evangelism.
Since graduating from high school in 1996, Aaron has traveled the world many times over. His journeys have taken him to India, China, Vietnam, Laos, Tibet, Cambodia, Thailand, Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Brazil, Grenada, Pakistan, England, the Israeli occupied territory of the West Bank…..and this list continues to grow.
Aaron is a graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute located in Dallas, Texas. It was there that he met his wife Rhiannon in the third-year School of Missions Program. Together they have lived overseas and have planted a church in the country of Senegal. The happy couple is in the process of adopting a baby from Ethiopia.
In 2006 Aaron was asked to participate in a feature length documentary examining the role of religion in the post 9/11 clash between the West and Islam. In the film, Aaron traveled to Pakistan to show the persecution of Pakistani Christians, and then traveled to London to debate a radical jihadist face to face in an old, abandoned warehouse. Aaron’s debut book, "Alone with a Jihadist" describes the profound impact of this experience and how it stirred in him a passion for Reformation.
Aaron writes and speaks with passion and clarity. His knowledge of culture, history, and world affairs combined with a passion for Biblical integrity sets him apart from the crowd. What further sets him apart is his iron-clad conviction that if Christians everywhere were to return to their pre-Augustine heritage of non-violence as a way of life, then the social impact of the church would be greater than that of the Protestant Reformation.
Aaron believes that working for peace and social justice goes hand in hand with fulfilling Jesus’ command of making disciples of all nations. Aaron is one of the leading voices in American Christianity proclaiming that true power flows from the cross, not from Caesar`s throne.