Aaron BurkeAaron Burke, Pastor of Radiant Church, first felt God’s call on his life at sixteen years old while on a missions trip to Nepal. Here his eyes were opened to the love of God for not only himself but also for a hurting world in desperate need of a Savior. Aaron then committed to living in complete obedience to the Lord, determing that his life would make a difference. Following college, Aaron spent time in Sri Lanka and India, working at orphanages, assisting with tsunami relief efforts, training pastors, and conducting village outreaches. He then settled in Pensacola, Florida, and opened a thrift store to raise funds for foreign missions. In addition, he also served as Student Ministries Pastor for six years, overseeing middle school through college-aged students. In 2010, he married his wife, Katie; and, in 2012, they had a beautiful baby girl named Lily. Following Lily’s birth, the Lord began to stir a dream in Aaron and Katie for the community of South Tampa. They envisioned a church that loves people genuinely and demonstrates this love through serving, giving, and accepting everyone – a church that reflects Jesus by walking beside people and teaching them how to follow Christ through daily life – a church that endeavors to help each individual discover his God-given purpose. On September 15, 2013, this dream became a reality… Radiant Church was born.