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Photos of Aaron in Haiti

• Created to Worship
Aaron talks about his trip with to Haiti with Samaritan's purse

• Love and Grace in a Place of Need
Aaron shares his heart for Haiti with BGEA

About Aaron

Whether or not you know him by name yet, Aaron Gillespie is already one of the most dynamic, outspoken, and visible artists in Christian music today. It’s just that the red-headed 27-year-old isn’t always where one might expect to find a faith-based performer, a fact that defines his sense of ministry and what he’s doing on his first solo album, Anthem Song, an honestly ragged, often rocking praise and worship set aiming to “get to the people who think church is a country club.”

In 2008, Gillespie memorably appeared on the cover of the last printed issue of CCM standing next to TobyMac, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, and other top names as the sole representative of what the magazine called “a new generation of artists.

Aaron’s story is full of unexpected twists in its own right. Aaron co-founded the Christian metalcore band Underoath, that went on to chart gold-selling records They’re Only Chasing Safety (2004) and Define the Great Line (2006). In 2007 Aaron started a second project The Almost who went on to sell over a quarter million records and had hits on MTV and Alternative radio. In 2010 Aaron Left Underoath to further explore his desire to lead worship.

“I’ve always wanted to make a straight-up worship record like this. The Almost is a rock band, and we didn’t want to mix the two styles” Aaron begins to explain. “I have this desire to see our generation worshiping God. But a lot of the people I get to meet through music—kids with tattoos and swoop over haircuts—don’t think of worship as ‘cool.’ I want them to find a home and a vocabulary to experience this kind of music.”

Aaron Gillespie
recently spent some time in Haiti with Samaritan’s Purse and the Rapid Response Team prayer chaplains from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He prayed for people alongside the chaplains and also visited with the kids at the Jesus’ Heart Orphanage, where a project is underway to build new latrines for the facility.
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Aaron was able to give some money to help, and he really wants to see the project completed. Your gift can support Samaritan’s Purse as they work with the orphanage and the BGEA prayer chaplains as they minister to hurting people.


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