Aaron Meares

Lead Pastor, Preaching & Teaching

Although he grew up in church and has known about Jesus most of his life, Aaron Meares, encountered Jesus his Savior in 1991 while discovering the “Suffering Servant” in Isaiah 52–53. His life has never been the same.


He earned a B.A. in Christian Religion and Philosophy with an emphasis in Biblical Studies from Judson University, in 1994, and completed a Master of Ministry degree (M.Min.) from Bethel College in 2008.


Aaron has been pastoring children, students and parents for over 15 years in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. He has been pastor at Redeemer since its founding in 2011. 


Aaron loves studying the Bible, biblical theology, the church, Old Testament history, and church history. He has been known to read Old Testament commentaries on vacation…for fun! If you ask, he’ll tell you his favorite book of the Bible is Deuteronomy (and makes a case for why it might be Jesus’ favorite, too!), but also has a love for the book of Acts, the Gospels and Hebrews.


Aaron is the husband of one wife, Janet, and the father of three girls, Amelia, Ariana and Emiline. He enjoys playing and watching football (soccer), especially his beloved Chelsea (Champions of the English Premier League), golf, making tacos, playing the bass, all manner of yard games, and talking late at night with friends around a campfire.