Andy grew up in North Carolina and is an avid NC State Wolfpack fan. He received his bachelor's from NC State University, his Masters in Divinity, and his doctorate, from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He married his wife Kristine in 1995 and God has blessed them with three children, Anderson, Daniel, and Ellie. In 2001, God called their family to church planting in Bakersfield and Sure Foundation Baptist Church was started. In 2006, Andy became a founding co-pastor when Sure Foundation merged with First Baptist Church of Green Acres to form Grace Baptist Church. Andy enjoys going on missions trips, watching college and pro football, playing golf, traveling with his wife, and having a good meal with friends.
"It is a huge honor to be the pastor of Grace Baptist Church where the people have a growing love for God, a deep concern for each other, and a desire to share God's love with the world in word and deed. It has been an incredible journey so far and I look forward to what God has in store in the future."