Aaron Manning

Fort Hill Community Church, Maine
Lead Church Planter
Gorham Maine
Fort Hill Community Church
October 9
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About My Family

My family and I have been living in Gorham, Maine, for the past three years. Originally from Mississippi, I have called Maine home for more than five years now. My wife, a native Texan, has Maine roots and has lived here for more than a decade. Our son, Abram, and daughter, Ellie, always keep us on our toes, and we are expecting our newest addition this summer (2019).

Music is a big part of our lives. My wife and I both sing, and I play guitar. We often get out to enjoy Maine's beautiful beaches and parks and travel a lot to see our families down South. Most of all, we long to see our friends and neighbors here in Maine come to know Jesus as their Savior and friend.

About My Church Plant

The heartbeat of our church is to make disciples. Paul often talks of being "entrusted" with the gospel for the sake of the lost. We believe we, too, are entrusted with this great message of salvation. Because of this, we have to not merely understand and believe the gospel but also be good stewards of it.

This looks like intentional relationships and friendships with those in our everyday lives that gospel conversations might happen. This looks like spending time in the Word and prayer, understanding that apart from Him, we can do nothing. This looks like every member of Christ's body using his or her unique gifts to point others to Jesus. And most of all, it looks like treasuring Jesus above all things that He might be glorified in all things.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is person who, in response to God’s call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at “Send me.”


For churches as they prepare to send out missionaries and chaplains to push back lostness in North America. For receptive hearts among the people in communities where these missionaries and chaplains will serve. For churches and individuals to partner with missionaries and chaplains and to give of their time and talents. For the Father to send more workers into His harvest to join these missionaries.


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Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit sendnetwork.com/PlanterFunding for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.