Rev. Aaron Brown

Church Pastor, x101

First United Methodist Church (FUMC) is a wonderful place to worship God and walk in fellowship with great people.  This is an exciting time for our congregation as we have recently adopted a new vision:   To Love God and All People for the Transformation of the World.  Our hope is that everything we do as a congregation can be traced back to this simple vision.   The church does not need more or better programs, but a renewed passion for the things Jesus said were most important.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.  Matthew 22:37-39

If we are intentional about loving God and loving all people, we will make disciples and it will lead to the transformation of Marysville and the world.  (You can read more about this vision and the values and strategies that go with it elsewhere on our webpage.) 

I believe the best days of First United Methodist Church are ahead of us! 

Pastor Aaron



Pastor Aaron has served as lead pastor in Marysville since July 2011.  He was called to pastoral ministry in 1979 while serving as a youth leader.  He was ordained an elder in 1992.  Before coming to Marysville, he served in the West Ohio Conference at Bethel, Leesburg and Ashville.  

Dr. Brown graduated from Taylor University in 1983, Asbury Theological Seminary in 1987 and United Theological Seminary in 2015.   His doctoral work was on practical spiritual warfare in the local church.  He has written a book on personal spiritual warfare entitled “Spiritual Healing” which is available free at the church office.

Pastor Aaron married Linda in 1985; they have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.