New to CT
It's not everyday you find a church that has been in existence and assebled togther for 200 years but that is what you have found with CT. The name has changed, denominational affilition has changed, even stances on points of doctrine have changed, but a continually congregating group of Christ Followers have met at this location since 1814. Not only is it unusual to find a gathering like this, it is amazing to be part of it, any part of it, let alone have the awesome privilege and responsibility to serve as the Lead Pastor! That's what I get to do! Thank God for His amazing grace? I still can't believe it!
My name is Aaron Hines. I love Jesus, my wife, my 4 kids and our church - in that order. I have been serving in ministry since the fall of 1992 and started attending CT in the fall of 1994. I began serving as youth pastor in August 1995 while making a major transition in my life; in October of that same year I would marry longtime (literally, since birth) CT member Rachel Marie Tripp. We served as Youth Pastors from then until the summer of 1996, the first 3 years in a volunteer/part-time capacity then coming on staff full-time in July 1998. In 2006 I transitioned again, this time from Youth Pastor to Associate Pastor.
From 1994 to 2008 I had the privilege to serve along side of an amazing servant of God, Pastor Eric VanBuskirk. He served faithfully as Senior Pastor for nearly 31 years, which was longer than any other Pastor in CT's history. He was not only instrumental in altering the course of ministry at CT but had a profound impact on the church as a whole, the community of Ross County and southern Ohio. The mentorship God provided through him is priceless to me and is something I will always cherish. When he passed away in February of 2008 after three bouts of cancer, I assumed the role as Lead Pastor. He has been and always will be missed and God has been and always will be faithful!
At Church Triumphant, we intend to WIN as many people as possible to the kingdom of God and for each of us to become a DISCIPLE that truly honors Christ with our whole being. We desire to SEND those growing disciples into the backyard, the marketplace and literally the whole world. We want to be an asset to the community around us, the body of Christ near us and those far from us. We expect to be a reproducing church both as individuals and as a corporate body. Because of God's work in and through us there will be more believers in the Kingdom and more gatherings of believers in the body of Christ when we finish our race than when we started. Come join us in the journey - maybe I should say the adventure - God is taking us on!!