As a child growing up in Miami, Aaran was raised to love the Lord and read His Word by his mother and grandmother. However, it was at age 23 when he opened his life to the Lordship of Yeshua the Messiah, believing that Yeshua (Jesus) was the only begotten Son of God Who died, was buried, and was raised on the 3rd day. From that day on, Aaran began to walk with the Lord, following Jesus with all his heart, mind, soul, and strength.
In 2004, Aaran began to attend Calvary Houston where he had the privilege of serving in varying capacities including Singles ministry, Junior High Ministry, and Calvary School of Ministry. In that time, Aaran also led outreach missions to Israel in 2018 and 2019 as well as completing the Calvary Houston school of Ministry program in 2017. It was at Calvary Houston that the Lord graciously brought Aaran and his wife Lindsey together. They were married in 2007 and since then, God has blessed them to have four beautiful children, two boys and two girls: Elijah, Shiloh, Penelope, and Margaret.
During Aaran’s time serving at Calvary Houston, God began to progressively reveal His calling for Aaran to serve as a pastor with an intensification of His call occurring during and after Aaran attended a trip to Israel in 2015. After that time, Aaran led a home church culminating in 2021 when God opened the door to allow Aaran to shepherd Cross Connection Church Houston.
Women’s Ministry and Children’s Ministry Director
Lindsey grew up in Gillette, Wyoming and graduated from the University of Wyoming. She attended church from a young age, but it was in college where she learned about having a personal relationship with the Lord. After college, Lindsey moved to Houston to pursue a graduate degree, and began attending Calvary Houston. During that time, Lindsey was very active in youth ministry, women’s ministry, and singles ministry. It was there that she met and married Aaran. Lindsey homeschools their four children, Elijah, Shiloh, Penelope, and Margaret. She loves to serve along with her husband and children here at Cross Connection Church Houston.
Kolsen was raised in Utah, he later attended Calvary Chapel Bible Collge in Murrieta California. It was here that the Lord grabbed ahold of his heart and taught him the beginnings of what it meant to truly worship the Lord in Spirit and truth. While learning musical skills he also graduated with a degree in Theology, and began leading fellow believers in musical worship while serving as an intern with the college. Kolsen was introduced to Matthew near the end of his internship, and a few short months later, decided to join in the ministry at Cross Connection Church Houston where he now serves with a joyful heart and a joyful noise, alongside his love, Joy.