Aaron Cochrell was born on May 31, 1984 in Wooster, Ohio. He grew up on a farm working along side his dad. At age five, he came to understand who God was and what God had done for him. One night after church Aaron was talking with his mom, and she led him to the Lord. Aaron went to a public school. In high school, he was in charge of the fellowship of Christian students for two years. He led Bible Studies and organized the activities. After his sophomore year of high school, he went on a mission trip with his youth group to Salt Lake City, Utah. This trip gave him
opportunities to get involved in a camp ministry and street evangelization. This experience was life changing for Aaron as he realized that there were individuals in the United States who were blinded from
the truth of the Gospel. Aaron came away from this trip awakened to the need to share the Gospel. The next three summers Aaron worked at Skyview Ranch in Millersburg, Ohio. The first two summers he worked on the maintenance crew during the day and was able to help a counselor in the evenings. Counseling was a great experience for Aaron as he was exposed to reaching out to kids and seeing God challenge and change them. The two summers Aaron spent on the maintenance staff were great times of
doing what he loved, and seeing God work. He wanted to be stretched and returned to Skyview for his third year as a counselor. The Lord gave him the opportunity to lead one teenager to the Lord! After high school, Aaron attended Piedmont Baptist College in North Carolina. After completing two
years in the mission program, He went on the ARRIBA! program with Baptist Mid-Mission to Peru. This eleven month internship program allowed Aaron to study the Spanish language, receive college courses, and minister in local churches with missionaries and Peruvians. He grew in the Lord much that year as he was stretched and had his eyes opened to missions work overseas. That year also knit Aaron’s heart to the Peruvians and the work God was doing there. He returned to Piedmont desiring to return to Peru if the Lord allowed.


Stephenie Cochrell was born into a Christian home in Berrian Center, MI. She was saved at the age of four as a result of the teaching of the Gospel by a Sunday School teacher. Stephenie and her family moved to La Porte, IN, and later joined Evergreen Baptist Church. She was home schooled, so she had opportunities to minister in ways that other high school students could not. Stephenie involved herself in many ministries such as cleaning the church, AWANA, Vacation Bible School, nursery, Puppet team, and Child Evangelism Fellowship. She enjoyed having missionaries come
to her church and getting to know them. The Lord began to soften her heart toward full time service. When she was 14, she dedicated her life to serving the Lord as He directed. After high school, Stephenie had an opportunity to go to Brazil. God allowed her to tutor Al and Kim Yoder’s fourteen year old son. She helped Kim with the cooking and cleaning, and also started a puppet ministry in the local church. While in Brazil, Stephenie heard about Piedmont Baptist College. When she returned to the States, she researched the college and started attending in the fall. She graduated with a
B.A. in Bible in January of 2011. During his junior year at Piedmont, Aaron met Stephenie, and in December of 2008 they were married.
They took a survey trip together to Peru in August of 2010 for two months. This trip allowed them to see together the specific area and people with whom God would have them work.