Rev. Don Yates – Senior Pastor (retired)


Randy Powell – Music Minister

Aaron Yates

Information for Aaron Yates

Personal Information

  • 43 years old
  • Wife – Amanda
  • Four children (Selah, Asher, Lydia, and Silas)


  • Master of Arts in Church Ministries, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theology with Minor in Preaching, The Baptist College of Florida


  • Licensed 1998 Northside Baptist Church
  • Ordained 2002 Northside Baptist Church


  • Associate Pastor/Minister to Students, First Baptist Church of Frostproof 2000-2004
  • Senior/Planting Pastor, Cross Ridge Church, Lake Wales, FL 2004-2009
  • Upper School Principal/Teacher, Geneva Classical Christian Academy, Lakeland, FL 2005-2011
  • Worship Pastor, Southside Baptist Church, Lakeland, FL 2011-2012
  • Worship Pastor, Crossroads Community Church, Auburndale, FL 2012-2013
  • Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Big Pine Key, FL 2013-2015
  • Bible Dept. Head/Spiritual Life Team Leader, Orangewood Christian School, Maitland, FL 2015-present

Please click the pictures below for access to sermons-

Knowing vs. Doing

Sanctity of Life

Devotions for school during lockdown

Co-joined journey

Chapel service at Orange Christian School

Commencement speech, September 2019

Big Pine Key (audio)

Yates chapel service after passing of twins (audio)