Hello, My Name is Andrew. I’m married to Janice and together we have two boys, Russell and Carter. I was born in Barrie Ontario and raised in a Christian home by my parents.
In the spring of 2005, Janice and I moved to London from Sault Ste. Marie (Janice’s hometown). We immediately started attending Redemption London (at the time Southwest Community Church). From the first Sunday we attended, we were overwhelmed by the acceptance, love and support we received. We both felt that this is where God was calling us to be.
During our time at Redemption Janice has served in Children’s Ministry and Worship Ministry and I have served mainly in the Worship Ministry. I have been blessed to be able to play drums with the Redemption Worship Team, which has been a passion of mine that began when I was a young boy playing drums in my childhood church.
I spent many years in the Printing, Graphic & Web Design world, both in Sault Ste. Marie and here in London. Although I enjoyed many aspects of this work, it was not a job that I was passionate about.
As Redemption London continued to grow it was clear that Redemption needed to have someone oversee the Production of our weekend services as well as other ministry events throughout the week. In 2012 I began a contract with Redemption to alleviate the pressure on our Worship Pastor. In 2015 the role became a staff position.
If you had suggested to me that I would one day be working in a position at the church that would cause my drumming to take a backseat, I’m not sure that I would have chosen that path. Drumming was what I loved to do and where I felt called to serve. I could not have imagined that God had a plan for me that would create an even greater passion in my ministry life and sense of fulfillment in my professional life. The joy of working for Christ at Redemption London in Production is an incredible privilege that I could have never foreseen.
If I can leave you with one thing it is to not minimize the plans that God has for you. If you feel God’s call on your life in any way I encourage you to trust Him and stay faithful and He will give you more joy and passion than you could ever imagine.
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well”