In 2015, Aaron Custalow (our base director), was leading a summer youth camp here in Fredericksburg called the Marked Teen Camp. On the last day, something unusual happened and God visited the camp in a powerful way. Students and staff were weeping for hours as God began speaking His love, revealing Himself, and pouring out the Holy Spirit on them. During this powerful time of encounter, Jesus spoke to Aaron and said, “Go to the high schools.” He said, “What I’m doing in this room I want to do in high schools all across America.”
After this encounter, Aaron began to connect with a ministry out of Los Angeles, CA called One Voice Student Missions, led by Brian Barcelona. They had been seeing hundreds of students gather every week for “Jesus Clubs” and they experienced revival in multiple campuses throughout the LA school district. Aaron shared what God had spoken to him and began to discuss with them the prospect of launching an east coast mission base of One Voice here in Virginia.
It turned out that Brian already had a prophetic word about it. Brian shared this word that had been given through Todd White that a move of God was going sweep California, then it was going to go to the East Coast and sweep the whole coast even up into Canada. He said this move of God was going to result in a student volunteer missions movement of high schoolers to the nations. Many other dreams, words, and visions were shared, and it became clear that God was leading them to partner together to plant this East Coast base.
On October 7th, 2017, at a national gathering of worship and prayer called Awaken The Dawn, One Voice Student Missions officially launched this base here in Virginia, called “One Voice Mid-Atlantic.” They started off with a small team, just Aaron, his family, and two campus missionaries- Zach & Joanna. But this team, along with their community (the Fredericksburg Prayer Furnace), began to labor in prayer and intercession almost daily for an open door of the Gospel on the public high school campuses of the region.
This open door came on the day of Billy Graham’s death (February 21st, 2018). That day we launched our first Jesus Club which gathered over 250 students in the auditorium, and 130 teenagers came to Jesus! Since then we have seen many doors opening on campuses, have continued to plant more clubs, and are watching what looks like the beginnings of a Jesus movement in our high schools.
Our One Voice team desires to partner with and resource local churches and community leaders to reach every student on every campus with the love of Jesus Christ. Through engaging campus programs called "Jesus Clubs," our mission is to see high school students SAVED through encounter with God and the preaching of the gospel, DISCIPLED in the context of loving & Biblical community, and SENT out as laborers to their campus, the nations, and every sphere of society. We believe that now more than ever the high schools of America are ripe for the harvest!
Aaron Custalow FOunder & Director
Aaron is the founder and director of the One Voice Student Missions Mid-Atlantic Base. He has been serving as the local youth pastor at Awakening Community Church for the past 5 years, and has been a full-time missionary staff member of the Fredericksburg Prayer Furnace for nearly a decade. Aaron carries a passion for worship, prayer, and the proclamation of the Gospel. He desires to see the youth of America marked by encounter with Jesus, and for this generation of young people to be empowered to love God wholeheartedly and equipped to carry His name to the ends of the earth. Aaron is happily married to his wife, Juliana, and they live with their 4 children here in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Zach Bolt Campus missionary
Zach is a full-time Campus Missionary who helped pioneer the launch of our One Voice base here in Fredericksburg, VA. He currently serves as our Jesus Club coordinator, and ministers to students at all of our high school campuses. He is a graduate of the Missions & Prayer School (MAPS), a two-year leadership training program, during which he spent a semester serving in the Middle East. Zach carries a passion for the great commission, has a strong evangelistic gift, and a great ability to connect and minister to youth. Zach’s heart is to see high schools reached with the Gospel, and for these students to be discipled and empowered to follow Jesus.
Joanna Flores campus missionary
Joanna is a Campus Missionary who has been serving in our ministry since the very beginning. She helped plant the One Voice base here in Fredericksburg, VA, and has been a part of our family for years, even back to when she herself was in high school. She currently serves as the Executive Administrator of our base and is one of our campus team leaders. She has a deep passion to see teenagers encounter Jesus and walk in the identity that God has for them. Joanna is a graduate of a two-year leadership training school called “MAPS”, during which she spent time living and serving overseas. She is an adventurer with a deep love for Jesus and a compassionate heart for both the youth of America and the nations.
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5024 Southpoint Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
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