Reverend Aaron Tinch
Reverend Aaron Tinch is a native of the District of Columbia and was raised in the Washington, DC area by his parents, Gideon and Jacqueline Tinch, Sr. along with his four siblings. Rev. Tinch graduated from Suitland High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies from the University of Maryland College Park. He graduated from Payne Theological Seminary in May 2019 with a Master’s degree in Divinity. Rev. Tinch has worked in the social services arena since 2001, providing direct services to at risk youth and their families. He is married to the former Tiffany Verne Arnold. They are the proud parents of Ziza Brooke Tinch and Yana Allure Tinch.
Rev. Tinch accepted Christ into his life at the age of eight while attending Paramount Baptist Church with his family, and became aware of the call on his life at the age of fifteen. In April 2018 at the 68th Washington Annual Conference, he was ordained an Itinerant Deacon in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He served on the ministerial team at Community of Hope AME Church under the leadership of Reverend Tony Lee. During his time at Community of Hope AME, Rev. Tinch provided oversight of the Social Media and Touchback ministries, and was an instructor of the New Members class. In August 2018, Rev. Tinch served as assistant to the Pastor at First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Gaithersburg, under the leadership of Reverend Barbara Y. Glenn. On December 16, 2018, Rev. Tinch was assigned to Rivers of Life AME Church as the Supply Pastor, and at the 69th Washington Annual Conference, he was appointed Pastor to Rivers of Life AME. On October 15, 2021, Reverend Aaron Tinch was ordained an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
In his spare time, Rev. Tinch enjoys reading and remaining current on social issues that impact the African American community. His ministry and outreach efforts have a strong focus on providing education on how to improve the economic and social health of the African American church and community at large.