Aaron Howard has spent over twenty-five years experience serving in leadership, ministerial, and teaching roles in diverse schools, organizations, and churches, thus preparing him for this current role. His passion is applying biblical truth and Christian perspectives to real world issues in order to achieve true diversity and inclusion. His past professional positions include adjunct professor in Church History at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, lecturer in Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University, Apologetics teacher at Christ Presbyterian Academy, founder and pastor of a multicultural church plant, Christian foster agency social worker, and full-time and part-time worship pastor for numerous denominations.
He specializes in the theology and ethics of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his essay, “The Manifestation of an Immanent God: The Holy Spirit in the Theology of Martin Luther King Jr.” is published in the edited volume, Revives My Soul Again, the Spirituality of Martin Luther King, Jr. He currently serves as Director of Diversity, Community, and Inclusion and Upper School Bible Instructor at Franklin Road Academy in Nashville, TN.
He received his Ph.D. in Ethics and Society from Vanderbilt University, an MA in Theology, Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, an MA in Education from San Diego State University, and a BA in Anthropology from UCLA. He recently completed a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.