My name is Aaron. I have created several Bible rap albums including The Book of Philippians, Tomb Stands Empty, Radiant, and others. I am also the author of a weekly blog where I share my thoughts on theology, prayer, art, and the Christian life.
I currently reside in Kansas City, where I rap and serve as a missionary at the International House of Prayer. My work at the house of prayer includes rapping on live worship sets, and engaging in campus ministry at our Bible school.
I was born in a small town in Canada and grew up in a Christian home. My parents were missionaries so I spent time living in Asia as a kid. When I was 5 years old, my family served as missionaries in China. We were totally cut off from the Western world. There were few English-speaking people, and we didn’t have a phone or Internet access. Growing up as a “missionary kid” gave me a desire to pursue missions and ministry as a career.
At the age of 19, I felt a personal call to preaching and prayer. I completed a Bible school program in Canada, but struggled to know what my own ministry would look like or where I fit. It wasn’t until my first visit to IHOPKC in 2007 that my vision became clear: Leading people into greater intimacy with Jesus through prayer, rap, teaching, and practical works of ministry.
I started writing poetry and rap when I was 15 years old. I didn’t have any friends who rapped, and I didn’t even have any beats to flow over — my raps were basically spoken-word a cappella pieces. I had no idea God would eventually turn my ability to create rhymes into a ministry.
Currently, I rap 3-4 times per week on a worship team in the Global Prayer Room at IHOPKC. I rap through chapters of the Bible, and use rap to intercede and declare God’s purposes over people and places. Our worship sets are broadcast around the world.
Many of the raps I’ve written in the prayer room have been recorded, and those raps have been downloaded in over 50 nations. Feel free to listen or download my songs for free HERE.
I’m happily married to my beautiful wife, Magdalena, and we have 3 kids. I asked her to marry me under the Brooklyn Bridge in NYC in July 2012, and we were married 3 months later. You can follow Magdalena on Instagram HERE.