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As One helps Christian schools, universities and organizations hire and retain outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who uphold the biblical integrity of the institution’s mission.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
Statement of Faith:
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
*This statement of faith is adopted by the National Association of Evangelicals
On sexuality and gender:
We affirm that god has designed marriage to be a covenantal, sexual, procreative, lifelong union of one man and one woman, as husband and wife, and is meant to signify the covenant love between Christ and his bride the church.
We affirm that it is sinful to approve of homosexual immorality or transgenderism and that such approval constitutes an essential departure from Christian faithfulness and witness.
These affirmations are excerpted from the Nashville Statement authored by the Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.
The fingerprint reminds us that we share the same humanity, because we have them, but we are each different, because no two are alike. In the same way, we have all been created in God's image, yet each of us is a unique expression of that image. The number one reminds us that Jesus calls us to be unified, just as He and the Father are one.
Aaron Howard, PhD
FOUNDER AND CEO
Aaron Howard has spent over twenty-five years experience serving in leadership, ministerial, and teaching roles in diverse schools, organizations, and churches, thus preparing him for this current role. His passion is applying biblical truth and Christian perspectives to real world issues in order to achieve true diversity and inclusion. His past professional positions include adjunct professor in Church History at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, lecturer in Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University, Apologetics teacher at Christ Presbyterian Academy, founder and pastor of a multicultural church plant, Christian foster agency social worker, and full-time and part-time worship pastor for numerous denominations.
He specializes in the theology and ethics of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his essay, "The Manifestation of an Immanent God: The Holy Spirit in the Theology of Martin Luther King Jr." is published in the edited volume, Revives My Soul Again, the Spirituality of Martin Luther King, Jr. He currently serves as Director of Diversity, Community, and Inclusion and Upper School Bible Instructor at Franklin Road Academy in Nashville, TN.
He received his Ph.D. in Ethics and Society from Vanderbilt University, an MA in Theology, Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, an MA in Education from San Diego State University, and a BA in Anthropology from UCLA. He recently completed a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.