Senior Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois
Former President of Covenant Theological Seminary, Saint Louis, Missouri
“I am deeply grateful for the ministry of Aaron Layton, as he has worked and worshipped in numerous settings, bringing the richness of Gospel understanding and sensitivity to diverse people groups in order to transform communities and churches.”
Head of School Emeritus, Westminster Christian Academy, Saint Louis, Missouri
"As the Director of Diversity at Westminster Christian Academy, Aaron has demonstrated exemplary knowledge, understanding, and skill in advancing a school culture that celebrates diversity and meets the challenges of diverse people living in Christian community. He is articulate in presenting the challenges, issues, and opportunities relating to diversity, and effective in helping people from every tribe and language and people and nation (Revelation 5:9) relate to one another."
General Manager and morning show co-host for JOY FM 99.1, Saint Louis, Missouri
“We invited Aaron to speak at a JOY FM staff meeting. His passion for unity and living out God's
love in our community was inspiring and contagious."
Senior Teaching Pastor, The Crossing Church, Columbia, Missouri
“When racial tensions surfaced in Columbia, we would have been completely unprepared to minister to our church and our community if it hadn’t been for our relationship with Aaron Layton. Aaron had helped us see the world through the eyes of a black Christian man, provided us a safe environment to ask questions, gave us practical ideas on how to align our congregation, and pointed us to the right resources to continue to grow. And he did it all by encouraging us without pushing or pressuring. God has taught us a lot about racial reconciliation in 2015 and Aaron was often the instrument he used."
President of Heritage Christian Schools, New Berlin, Wisconsin
"After reading Dear White Christian, I was convinced that Aaron needed to come to my Christian school to advise us regarding how we could better serve our students of color. Aaron came, met with dozens of people, listened carefully, shared great ideas, and left us with a number of suggestions and resources that are helping us strategically embrace and celebrate our diversity. I would recommend Aaron to everyone who is serious about connecting with their Christian brothers and sisters who come from different cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. You will find him to be a wonderful, effective ambassador for Christ."
Campus Director, CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ), University of Missouri
"I brought Aaron in to speak to our campus ministry after some intense racial tensions surfaced at our university and we were very pleased with the presentation. Aaron did an incredible job communicating and connecting with our predominantly white major culture campus ministry group in ways that were both winsome and challenging. I would give Aaron my highest recommendation and I am already looking for ways to have him back to speak to our students."
Head of School of Central Christian School, Saint Louis, Missouri
“Aaron Layton and the Relate2Color team members are joyful and intentional Christians committed to the Word of God. Their love for God and the ethnically diverse Body of Christ is contagious! I appreciate their approachability and willingness to meet diverse crowds where they are and move them forward into deeper engagement and relationship with others -- all to the glory of God."