about pastor andrews
Who I am
I’ve been a pastor for over 30 years and currently am the senior pastor of Faith Family Church in Finksburg, Maryland, a small town near Baltimore.
My wife, Judith, and I have been married over 40 years. We have three wonderful children and four amazing grandkids, all of whom live in Maryland.
We are grateful that we can spend time together as a family on Sundays, which is very precious to us.
I'm here to help Christian men who:
- want to know Christ personally through a deeper understanding of the Bible,
- desire answers about the tough doctrines that are questioned by skeptics, and
- are fighting daily challenges and temptations to lead themselves and their families.
The Lord first spoke to my heart when I was about eight years old at a revival meeting with Evangelist Eddie Martin. I walked the aisle and they put my name on a card. Nobody prayed with me or took a Bible to show me how to receive Jesus. But I so vividly remember being under great conviction as a young boy. I often wonder if the Lord saved me that night, even though I never really prayed any prayer or made any real public confession of faith. Looking back, it is obvious to me that the Lord’s providential hand intervened in my life; protecting, restraining, and eventually bringing me to embrace Jesus as Lord. As a 17-year old rebel, I surrendered my life to Christ in a grocery store where I worked. That was in 1971, and I’ve been following Jesus ever since. It wasn’t long after, in that same year, I answered God’s call to the ministry. Upon high school graduation, I attended Bob Jones University for six years, finishing my Master’s Degree in 1978. Eventually, I became a youth pastor at my home church in Jacksonville, Florida until the Lord burdened my heart to pastor. I took my first church in 1988. It was a small Baptist church in New Hampshire where I had the joy and privilege of serving for nine years until the Lord led us to Baltimore. Judith and I always said we could never start a church. We felt that we weren’t cut out to be church planters. But in 2002, God made it clear to me that we should plant a church, and we did. Faith Family Church is now 20 years old. God has been so good.
What you'll find here
This site exists to help men know Jesus Christ so they can more effectively lead themselves and their families. I usually post twice a week, featuring one article and one of my messages at Faith Family Church. Articles are usually on topics such as Christian faith, marriage and sex, leadership, parenting, and stewardship. In my preaching, I take an expositional approach, teaching through an entire book of the Bible over the course of weeks, months, or, in some cases, years.
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