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Meet The Team

 Jason Aaron

Preaching Pastor / Elder

Jason is the Preaching Pastor at Outpost Community Church where he also serves as an elder.   Jason went through a two-year Pastoral Internship at Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown, KY from 2015-2016 under Pastor James Carroll.  Upon completing that, he accepted a Church Planting Residency at First Presbyterian Trenton under Pastor Aaron Carr in January 2017 and completed in December 2018.  Jason completed his M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in May 2018. Jason is married to Amanda and they have 4 children…..Ashken, Noah, Kane, and Trey.

Aaron Carr

Transitional Elder

Aaron and his wife Amanda have three children and are both natives of the downriver area, growing up in Riverview. Returning to his roots, he has been serving at First Presbyterian of Trenton since 2005 and is currently the Lead Pastor. Aaron provides a vast amount of experience serving over 20 years in Church Ministry in Michigan, Florida, and North Carolina.  Aaron received his M.Div. from RTS in Charlotte, NC and a B.S. in Church Ministries from Clearwater Christian College in Clearwater, FL.

James Carroll

Transitional Elder

James is Senior Pastor of Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown, KY.  James has completed both his M.Div. and D.Min. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.  He has also served on staff of three churches which included the role of Teaching Pastor in a church plant west of Atlanta, GA.  Having grown up in Kentucky, he returned to the state in 2010 to lead Parkway. He is married to Mikila and they have 2 children, Kenna and Jake.

Tyler St. Clair

Transitional Elder

Tyler is the Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Church which was planted on Detroit’s West Side in October of 2016.  Prior to planting Cornerstone, Tyler served as pastor/church planting resident at Restore Church in Detroit, MI.  He is also a regular contributor for The Gospel Coalition. Tyler married his best friend Elita in 2004 and they have five wonderful children.  

Mark Fleszar

Transitional Elder / Core Team Member

Mark and his wife Kim are natives of Monroe, MI and have been heavily involved in church planting over the last 20 years.  They have seen church plants begin in the living room and expand to the sanctuary. Mark has also served as an elder at First Presbyterian Trenton.  They have always sought to be open and faithful to whatever role God has called them to. Mark has been in bi-vocational ministry for a number of years and serves as a network and security engineer currently.  Kim is a licensed social worker who works in the health care industry. They have 2 grown children Andrew and Abbey. They are excited to be part of another genuine and exciting venture as core members of Outpost Community Church.

Josh Pinnick

Transitional Elder

Josh is a Certified Financial Planner and he has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years.  Josh currently serves as an Elder Apprentice and Small Group Leader at Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown, KY, where he has been a member for 6.5 years.  Josh has been married to Amanda for 17 years and they have 3 children…….Elayna, Caleb, and Luke.

Why Transitional Elders?

Outpost Community Church seeks to follow the biblical mandate of appointing elders or pastors

to lead the body of Christ. We find this example as early as Exodus 18 where Moses is

encouraged by his father-in-law, Jethro, to appoint men who fear the Lord to help him bear the

burden of the people of Israel. This concept is furthered in the New Testament in passages

such as Titus 1 where the Apostle Paul tells Titus to “appoint elders.” Transitional elders bridge

the gap from the initial starting of the church until God raises up elders/pastors from within the

local church to serve in that capacity.

 

*Throughout the New Testament the words “elder” and “pastor” are used synonymously and

refer to the same biblical office. For a further description regarding this topic see the article:

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/what-is-the-role-of-an-elder.