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Pastor Otha Aden, B.A., M.Div., D.D.
Born and reared in Goodman, Mississippi, Rev. Otha Aden is married to Sylvia K. Aden and the father of four children and three grandchildren.

He came to salvation at the age of 10 and found his role model in Jesus Christ (“But God commended his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Rom. 5:8). In 1966 he was the first missionary sent out from Community Baptist Church, Rev. Richard C. Mattox, Pastor. He is the founding Pastor of the Southern Heights Baptist Church in Fort Wayne, IN and has served there for 36 years.

He has spoken in the foreign countries of Liberia, West Africa, Jamaica, and the Virgin Islands. He has also traved to Rome, Athens, Greece, and Corinth.

Ministry Experience
Pastor 1968 -present
Southern Heights Baptist Church Fort Wayne, IN 46806

∙ Host of “Food For The Soul” Weekday Radio Program Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. on WFCV AM1090

∙Instructor Simmons Bible College, Extension of Indiana 1991-1992

∙Host of “Soul Food Ministry” Weekly Television Program on cable channel 55, Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m.

∙Carver Foreign Missions Board 1984-1996
∙Host of “Profile” weekly 15 minute Radio Program (WBCL) 1982-1987

∙Youth For Christ Board 1969-1970
∙ President of the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association (FBFA) 3 terms, Vice President 3 terms beginning in 1978
∙ Served on as Vice President Christian Education Director, FBFA in 2004
∙ Served on the Board of the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission

Baptist School of the Bible Graduate, Cleveland, OH 1965

Bachelor of Art in Pastoral Ministries
Fort Wayne Bible College, Fort Wayne, IN

Studied at Institute for Holy Land Studies Jerusalem, Israel 1972

Master of Divinity Degree
Grace Theological Seminary Winona Lake, IN 1993

Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree from Carver Baptist Bible College, Kansas City, MO May 12, 2000

∙Study Connection Committee 1996

∙Served on the Fort Wayne Ministerial Alliance Scholarship Committee

∙Served on the Mayor’s Literacy Commission, Fort Wayne, Allen County

∙Served on the Alumni Council of Taylor University, Fort Wayne

∙President and organizer of the South Side Opportunity Services, 1992-present

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