Dr. Aaron Menikoff

Visiting Lecturer in Church History

  • Church History | Guest Faculty | Atlanta

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University of Oregon, B.S.
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div.
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ph.D.


Aaron is the Senior Pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in north Atlanta. Prior to pastoral ministry, Aaron worked as a legislative assistant to the late U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield. After leaving his career in politics, he went on staff and served as an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. While in seminary, Aaron served as an elder and interim pastor at Third Avenue Baptist Church.

Aaron is the organizer and host of Feed My Sheep, an annual conference for pastors and church leaders in the Atlanta area. He also serves on the administrative team of the Greater Atlanta Baptist Network where he leads a monthly pastors fellowship.



Politics and Piety: Baptist Social Reform in America, 1770-1860 (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2014).


“The Cross and Social Reform: Abraham Booth’s Antislavery Documents,” in The First Counsellor of Our Denomination: Studies in the Life of Abraham Booth (1734-1806), ed. Michael A. G. Haykin (Springfield, MO: Particular Baptist Press, 2011), pp. 103-31.


"No More Mr. Nice – Pastoral Reflections on Kindness," 9Marks (2017).

"First Comes Love, Then Comes Adoption," The Gospel Coalition (2017).

"Let Us Not Grow Weary – Pastoral Reflections on Patience," 9Marks (2017).

"How and Why Did Some Christians Defend Slavery," The Gospel Coalition (2017).

"You Don’t Find Community by Looking for It," The Gospel Coalition (2017).

"Living in the 'Nevertheless' – Pastoral Reflections on Peace," 9Marks (2017).

"Stop Looking for It – Pastoral Reflections on Joy," 9Marks (2016).

"Am I a Noisy Gong? – Pastoral Reflections on Love," 9Marks (2016).

"10 Temptations Facing an Elders Wife," The Gospel Coalition (2016).

"When Grace Hurts the Church," The Gospel Coalition (2016).

"Is Meek Weak – Pastoral Reflections on Gentleness?," 9Marks (2016).

"Which Church Documents? And Why?," 9Marks (2016).

"The Loving-Kindness of Covenant Membership," Christianitytoday.com (2015).

"When Should You Correct Another Christian?," Christianity.com (2014).

"Do I Really Need to Tithe to the Church?," Christianity.com (2014).

"5 Lessons from Jesus on Prayer," Christianity.com (2014).

"How Do We Know There’s a God When We Can’t See Him?," Christianity.com (2014).

"Reflections on Elders from 1 Peter," 9Marks (2014).

"What Members Are Asking about Elders," 9Marks (2014).

"In Defense of Preaching Models," 9Marks (2014) .

"Historical Reflections on Baptism and Church Membership," 9Marks (2014).

"Ten Questions to Ask of a Song’s Lyrics," 9Marks (2014).

"What about Movie Clips? Applying the Regulative Principle," 9Marks (2013).

"Evangelism without an Altar Call," 9Marks (2013).

"Justifi-what?," Christianity.com (2012).

"Are Parachurch Ministries Evil?," 9Marks (2011).

"A Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on Biblical Theology," 9Marks (2010).

"Preach to the Non-Christian, Christian, and Church Member," 9Marks (2010).

"The Preacher and the Text: What is the Goal of the Message?," 9Marks (2010).

"The Goals and Benefits of an Installation Service," 9Marks (2010).

"Loving Questions for Pastors of Seeker-Sensitive Churches," 9Marks (2010).

"Loving Questions for Pastors of Seeker-Sensitive Churches #2," 9Marks (2010).

"Loving Questions for Pastors of Seeker-Sensitive Churches #3," 9Marks (2010).

"Loving Questions for Pastors of Seeker-Sensitive Churches #4," 9Marks (2010).

"The Gospel and Friendship," The Gospel Coalition (2009).

"Is the Bible Reliable for Truth about Jesus Christ?," Christianity.com (2008).

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