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Dr. Aaron Crider

Dr. Aaron Crider

Director of Music and Worship Studies


Dr. Aaron Crider has been in full-time vocational ministry for over 20 years in a variety of settings—leading worship, pastoring, teaching, resource development, and about anything else you can imagine. In addition to his role as Director of Worship & Certification studies at TKU, Dr. Crider also serves as a pastor at Gateway Church and a chaplain in the Air National Guard 136th Airlift Wing. Dr. Crider has been married to his wife Holly since Aug 7, 1998, and together they have two beautiful daughters named Emma and Aliya, and a son named Samuel.

Research and Interest Areas

  • Apologetics


Courses Taught

  • APOL 3301 Cultural Apologetics
  • BIBT 1304 Christian Worldview
  • BIBM 2303 Sermon Prep
  • MUSW 1301 The Worship Leader as Pastor
  • MUSW 2303 The Worship Leader as Architect

Contact Info



Southern Evangelical Seminary 


The King's University

M.A. in Religion

Southern Evangelical Seminary

B.A. in Practical Ministry

FIRE School of Ministry