Pastor Aaron White

Pastor Aaron is married to Sarah, and they have six children, three boys and three girls, ranging from 16 years old to 5. Aaron and Sarah are originally from Hilliard, Ohio, and after high school, earned their BAs from Ohio University in Athens. Aaron was a member of the drumline for the Ohio University Marching 110, and Sarah was a member of the Ohio University rugby team. During college, they loved hiking in Hocking Hills, playing rec ball, and volunteering with campus ministry initiatives.


After college, the White's remained at OU and served with Campus Crusade for Christ for two years before heading to St. Louis to attend Covenant Theological Seminary where Aaron received his M.Div. After seminary, the White's returned to their hometown where Aaron interned at a local church while completing his Ph.D. research with John Nolland through Trinity College, Bristol. Aaron served briefly as an associate pastor at an EPC church in Illinois before becoming the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in South Charleston. 


Aaron and Sarah are active in South Charleston in many ways. Sarah coaches varsity soccer and basketball and volunteers for peewee sports. Aaron is involved in various aspects of community life, including being a local American Legion member and serving three years as the Southeastern Local School’s assistant and interim band director.


In addition to his pastoral vocation, Aaron has devoted nearly a decade to active biblical research to strengthen and undergird his preaching, teaching, evangelism, and discipleship ministry. Pastor Aaron has pursued biblical research with the hope of making the complex simple and the difficult more easily understood so that he can best walk with anyone seeking to grasp the meaning of their life and true identity. Along his academic journey, Aaron has taught in higher education since 2017, and he currently teaches at Knox Theological Seminary. Pastor Aaron is the author or editor of several books
and has contributed to scholarly inquiry through numerous peer-reviewed articles and book reviews. For those interested, some of his academic activities and publications can be found below.

Academics & Publications:



  • I am on the steering committees of the Septuagint studies and Luke-Acts studies at The Evangelical Theological Society. 
  • I am chairperson for the Luke-Acts study committee at The Evangelical Theological Society.
  • I am a member of the Basil Fellowship of the Center for Pastor Theologians (CPT)
  • I have written many peer-reviewed articles on New Testament topics
  • I have published four books: 

               - The Earliest Perceptions of Jesus in Context (Bloomsbury/T&T Clark,

                  2018), which I co-edited with David Wenham and Craig Evans

               - The Prophets Agree: The Function of the Minor Prophets in Acts

                  (Brill, BINS, 2020) 

               - Who Created Christianity? Fresh Approaches to the Relationship Between

                 Jesus and Paul (Hendrickson, 2020), which I co-edited with Craig Evans

               - Rose Guide to the Epistles: Romans through Revelation (contributing author)

                  (Rose Publishing, 2022)

  • I am currently writing a commentary on the book of Judges for The Septuagint Commentary Series (SEPT), published by Brill


Other published work is on its way concerning the New Testament Epistles,

the Septuagint, and work on translation


Books By Aaron White

New Book Honors John Nolland