I am Minister Aaron Standberry, Founder/President of Jehovah Ministries, INC
(JM). Also, I am a retired Air Force veteran
with 22 years of service. As of February
2022, I have been declared 90% disabled by the Veteran Administration. Now, my objective is to continue walking in my
vision of being a servant to the community.
My plan to accomplish this is to use Jehovah Ministries as a vehicle to assist
others. JM is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt
charity/ministry in good standing with the State of Mississippi and the Federal
Government (EIN#64-0863250). Jehovah
Ministries means “God’s Servants”, and we strive to be good servants of God
(Jesus) in the community.
Within today’s society, we have many crises. Many of which we can not solve at this
level. However, there are those that we
can deal with on this level. One such
crisis is that of abandoning our youth and those in need. Today I am sending this request as a voice
for those in our community who have not been heard. They are the young men and women of the Gulf
Coast skateboarding community and those who are underprivileged. These communities have been abandoned by us
First of all, we have those in our
midst that for one reason or another can no longer cope with a society that
gives the appearance of not caring. Now, in many cases, this is not true for
there are many organizations both government and faith-based that provide all types
of assistance. However, many still fall
through the cracks. Many are classified
as homeless, needing health care both physically and mentally, and other
conditions that require additional support. Jesus said, “the poor will be with
us always”, However, He commissioned us to assist them when we can. Affordable
housing and basic entertainment and activity centers are the most important area
that these individuals need at the moment.
Now the other group within our
community and possibly the most important are our youth. The importance of this group is that they are
our future. There are many areas in
which they need support but the fastest growing area of youth participation is
in the area of extreme sports. If you
have been following the 2021 Olympics, you would
have noticed that skateboarding has now been entered into the books as an
Olympic sport. Nationally, as of 2016,
there are approximately 6 million skateboarders with about 15 million worldwide.
Skateboarding has become the third most
noted action sport within the youth community.
We must give these young men and women our utmost support and
encouragement. They too have dreams of
great accomplishments. Our vision at Jehovah Ministries is to develop a
Christian faith-based Skateboard ministry that will assist our skateboarders in
developing into positive Christian representatives of Christ in the
We know that this activity will ensure their success in life transition
for Christ. After exploring our options,
we have concluded that the initial cost of this project presently has a development
cost of $400,000.00. This cost includes developing and building a 5000 sq. ft.
skatepark at approximately $50 per foot totaling about $250,000.00. This cost does not include support buildings,
or other miscellaneous and operating costs.
Once again, the estimated total cost is $400,000.00.
Check out the links below for more information.
Another aspect of the skatepark will to a memorial for our son John L.
Standberry III who was a local skateboarder that pass away in 2019 from renal
illnesses. Therefore, our focus will be
on partnering with the Diabetes, Kidney, and Heart associations to sponsor
skating tournaments and other events in support of these important organizations. Further, our organization is in the
development stages of going into joint ventures with local for-profit and
non-profit organizations to sponsor these events. At this point, we would like to schedule an
appointment with you to further discuss how we can go forward on the
project. Contact us at (228) 326-0633 or
Aaron and Dawn Standberry