Andrew was brought up in a Christian family and gave his life to Jesus at just four years old. Surrounded by the things of God from a very young age, he attended a faith school – Hope House (formerly Barnsley Christian School) in his home town of Barnsley, which had a remarkable visitation of the Holy Spirit in the mid-90’s.
For many years Andrew and his family attended the Outreach Christian Centre in the village of Darton where his father was on the leadership. Following a visit from evangelist Roy Todd, Andrew was baptised in the Holy Spirit aged 16. The Senior Pastor of OCC was Grayson Jones (today on the National Leadership Team of Assemblies of God) and in the year 2000, following completion of his studies, Andrew took a twelve month “gap year” under Pastor Grayson, being heavily involved in youth and schools work.
In 2001, aged 18, Andrew entered full time ministry at Bethel Community Church in the village of Royston initially as an intern, then later as schools and youth worker.
During this time Andrew, achieved a certificate in Biblical studies from Mattersey Hall Bible College and later became a fully accredited minister with the Assemblies of God UK and Ireland.
In 2006, Andrew was appointed youth pastor and then later assistant pastor at Bethel Church, serving firstly under Pastor John Morgan and later Pastor Dave Jones.
In January 2007 Andrew had a powerful encounter with the Holy Spirit which led to a wonderful move of God in the youth group at the Church, with many young people coming and experiencing God’s presence. This was the start of Andrew launching “Generation Builders” and beginning to travel to the nations.
Andrew has led teams of young people from the Church on mission trips to USA and Argentina and has also preached in various parts of Europe and Africa. He has ministered in a number of Church’s in the UK and has also spoken at the One Event in Lincoln as part of the Holy Spirit stream led by Jarrod Cooper. Andrew has been part of Evangelist Nathan Morris’ (Shake the Nations) ministry teams on two crusades in Africa, including the nation of Kenya, where today his brother Matthew and sister in law Becky run the Kings Children Home under the banner of their ministry One by One.
For two years, Andrew oversaw the Bethel Internship and Ministry Academy a full time internship programme, where young people were discipled, trained and released into ministry and also taught God’s Word for several hours each week.
In 2014 Andrew handed over his pastoral duties in the church and was released by the leadership to run Generation Builders full time.
Andrew met Laura in 2006 and in 2009 they were married at Bethel Church.
Andrew and Laura have two sons, Judah Benjamin & Asher Joseph.
Andrew and Laura are members of Revive Church, a multi-site church in East Yorkshire under the leadership of Jarrod Cooper