Who We Are
– RISE CHURCH –
Our Lead Pastor, Aaron Hicks
Aaron Hicks is a church planter and founding pastor of Rise Church. He and his wife Sheena have been married for 12 years and have 2 beautiful children, Evan and Alyssa.
He has been in ministry and church leadership for 16 years. He has built ministry teams, brings pastor experience and has executive produced an award nominated podcast.
Aaron earned his Master of Arts degree in Ministry leadership & Administration from Columbia International University of South Carolina. Aaron has a passion for leading people to Jesus, helping them to discover, grow, and use the gifts given to them by God.
He is excited about opportunities to go out and reach more people and lead them to Jesus. In his free time, he loves anything competitive, traveling, and spending time with his family!
Reach people far from God
Introducing people to new life in Jesus Christ
Serve Humanity and the community
Equip people to do the same (produce reproducers)
He is responsible for the Creation of the World and all living things in the earth. He is the ruler of the Universe. He Loves provides and protects. He is known as The Father.
Gen 1:1 Gen 17:1 Deut 4:39 Psalm 19:9 Psalms 103:19 Matt 28:19 Matt 28:19 Rom 11:33-34
The Son of God. Fully God and Fully man. He died on the cross for our sins. If we declare that He is Lord over our life, we will have new life in Him. He is the only way to have life in Heaven.
Matt 28:18-19 John 1:1-3 Isaiah 9:6 Titus 3:5-6 John 8:15-16 2Cor 5:21 Hebrews 13:8
The Spirit of God lives inside you when you accept Jesus into your life. The Holy Spirit is referred to as the helper, teacher, comforter, giver of gifts; who aides us in various ways throughout life.
John 14:16-17, 26; 15:26; 16:7-13; Heb 9:14; 1Peter 4:14; Isaiah 40:12-15; 1Cor 2:10-12 12:1-31
The Bible is a Supernatural book. It is inspired by God, written for mankind. It is truth without any error. It is the final authority for the life of a Christian.
Psalms 119:89; 2Tim 3:16-17; Rev 22:18-19; John 17:17 John 3:32-34 2Peter 1:20-21 1Pet 1:10-12
People & Family
God created humans in His image, male and female, creating them unique but with equal dignity and value.
God ordained marriage as a lifelong union between one man and one woman to show the nature of His relationship with the church. We are called to be fruitful and multiply. This helps us understand that we as humans are called to reproduce physically and spiritually. We are to grow the family of God.
Man was created innocent and pure, but man fell short of God's standard ("sinned") causing a gap between God and man. Humans needed help to restore the relationship. This is where Jesus came in to give us access to a restored relationship (salvation).
Gen 1:27, 2:17, 3:19 Isaiah 59:1-2 Romans 6:23. Romans 1:20-24; Eph 2:1-3 Gen 1:31; Gal 5:16-21; 1 Cor 6:19-20; James 1:13-15 Gen 1:26-28 Gen 2:18; Matt 19:4-9; Eph 5:31-33).