Aaron D. Burgner
Lead Pastor of Church at the Mall
Pastor Aaron D. Burgner became pastor of Church at the Mall in November of 2017.
I had the privilege of coming to know Jesus in a personal way when I was 7 years old. When I was 17 I felt a very strong call to full time ministry. As I have continued to grow in my relationship with Jesus Christ He continues to place an even bigger burden on my life to be a preacher of His Word and to Shepherd His church.
I was clearly called, by God, to Church at the Mall in 2017. It has been a tremendous journey of joy as God has continued to shape me into the pastor and man He desires me to be. Church at the Mall has a rich history and testimony of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ both in the city of Lakeland and around the World. It is my desire, that we, as a church family would continue to make His name famous to the ends of the earth. As we continue to grow, we want to send more people to the nations than ever before. My focus is to continually keep God’s Word at the center of all we do, and to continually equip and mobilize our members for the accomplishment of the Great Commission.
I am deeply in love with my wife who has made my heart happy every day for the past 16 years. She tirelessly supports me and shares my passion to minister to God’s people. She is highly involved in women’s ministry and missions at our church. God has blessed us with two children (Titus our son, and Haven our daughter) that we love dearly. My wife and I only desire to do God's will, be completely obedient to Him and serve Him in a way that glorifies Him.
Aaron D. Burgner has served churches in Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisiana, and Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Southeastern University. A Master of Divinity from Liberty University, and is finishing his dissertation for a Doctor of Ministry in Christ Centered Exposition from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. He also was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Louisiana Baptist University for his leadership in church growth.