about Aaron Shust

Hometown:
Aliquippa, PA (Suburb of Pittsburgh)

Dogs or Cats?
Dogs

Morning person or night owl?
Night Owl

Siblings, Family Size?
One younger brother by 4 years. 1 wife, 3 boys.

Do you have kids?
Daniel (2006) Nicky (2008) Michael (2012)

1st record you ever bought:
Michael W Smith: Big Picture on cassette

Top 3 favorite albums of all time?
Buena Vista Social Club (self titled)

Michael W Smith: Christmas

Gladiator Soundtrack by Hanz Zimmer

Guilty Pleasure music?
Reggae? Except I’m proud of that fact.

What was your first concert?
Michael W Smith Eye 2 Eye

You have a night off, what are you watching?
Friday Night Lights, again.

What was the last movie that moved you/made you laugh out loud/inspired you?
Hidden Figures

Top 3 Favorite Movies?
Godfather

Gladiator

Braveheart

Last book you read?
Vertical Church by James MacDonald

What are your favorite books?
Favorite books that don’t include the Words of God: Clive Cussler novels.

Which Bible character do you most identify with?
David: a man of no reputation, shown favor, a knucklehead after God’s own heart.

Favorite Sports Team?
Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and Pirates.

Favorite place in the entire world?
Israel

How many states have you been to?
49 (can’t seem to find Rhode Island)

Which countries have you traveled to?
Canada, Mexico, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, France, Belgium, The Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Israel.

What was your dream job when you were a kid?
An Archeologist or Meteorologist

Person you got nervous meeting and why?
Michael W Smith, because he was such an influence on my musical childhood. You want to encourage a person by telling them everything, but you know you can’t fanboy or they’ll politely withdraw, so you have to say all the things your heart isn’t really prompted to say and just try to be normal, yet showing the respect they deserve. It was a tricky balance. But Michael is cool, so now we’re good.

What’s on the top of your bucket list?
Besides being the best husband and father possible…being able to converse in Hebrew, maybe. The “things to SEE before I die” concept doesn’t really matter to me in light of eternal life. Fiji, Mount Vesuvius, I’ll see them after I die, and they’ll be improved.

A random/ interesting fact about you:
Never had a headache and no bone in my nose. Related???