Aaron Graham

Aaron serves as lead pastor of The District Church in the heart of our nation’s capital. The District Church is a rapidly expanding church with a commitment to grow and multiply leaders who have a heart for the city.siology at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Articles By This Author

Mixed Victory: A Better Poverty Measure Counts More as Poor

by Aaron Graham 03-04-2010
Eight million more Americans are now in poverty. Well

'Human Wrongs' and the Next Generation of Christian Activists at Urbana

by Aaron Graham 01-07-2010

Last week I had the privilege of attending the Urbana 09 Missions Conference put on every three years by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. It was powerful to be worshiping Christ with 17,000 young adults who were saying "Here am I Lord, send me."

Mobilization and Murder in our Nation's Capital

by Aaron Graham 02-26-2009

It's 8 p.m. and I'm exhausted.

My six-month-old boy finally stopped crying and fell asleep

Video: My Son Met Barack Obama at Ben's Chili Bowl

by Aaron Graham 01-16-2009
Last Saturday our family and a couple of friends decided to drop into Ben's Chili Bowl for a quick bite to eat before heading down to the Smithsonian mus

Top 10 Reasons to Sign the Vote Out Poverty Pledge

by Aaron Graham 10-02-2008
Because politics have failed to solve big problems in the past, it is tempting, even during a critical election year, to become apathetic and disengage from the political process.

Life-Changing Experience

by Aaron Graham 09-01-2008
What gets young evangelicals mobilized for advocacy?

My Church in a Chop Shop

by Aaron Graham 01-07-2008

Before joining Sojourners, my wife, Amy, and I spent the last five years doing urban ministry in Boston. We were invited to start a church in an abandoned chop shop by the matriarch and saint of the neighborhood, Ma Siss. The Boston Globe and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael [...]

Three Things I Didn't Expect to Learn from Joel Osteen

by Aaron Graham 10-30-2007

Last weekend my wife Amy and I were in Baltimore and attended Joel Osteen's event. Joel pastors the largest church in America with more than 38,000 people, and his latest book has already hit number one on many bestseller lists. Joel is selling out stadiums across the country preaching a gospel of healing, victory, promotion, and increase to people filled with sickness, defeat, depression, and [...]

Proof of a Movement

by Aaron Graham 10-01-2007

New York Faith and Justice was inspired into being by Sojourners/Call to Renewal during their annual Pentecost Conference in 2006. It started with just a handful of committed Christians in New York who were focused on discovering how God was leading them to respond to the issue of poverty in their city.


As Becky Garrison reported last week, their mission is simple but profound: "Following [...]

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