Andy was born in 1957 and raised in Woodland Hills, a suburb of Los Angeles. In his childhood years, he attended services at an Episcopal church. He studied at UCLA, earning a bachelor of arts.
After serving as an intern pastor in two Southern California Vineyards – West Los Angeles and Santa Barbara - he moved to British Columbia and joined the Langley Vineyard church plant at it’s inception in 1985. He served on the staff there for four years as an assistant pastor, majoring in worship music ministry.
Andy began recording with Vineyard Music in the late 1980s. He has participated on many Vineyard recordings, including "The River Is Here", "Blessed Be The Name", "Eternity", "Name Above All" and ”All I Need”. His most recent worship recordings are his solo project, "Night and Day", and Vineyard Music Canada’s new release “Free to Fly”.
In the past 27 years, he has been a member of seven different Vineyard churches, including two church plants. He served for three years in Surrey, B.C., Canada as the senior pastor of the Surrey Vineyard. In 1992 he moved to Anaheim, California to join the Vineyard’s staff as pastor of worship arts. In the Spring of 1998, his family moved back to Langley, B.C., Canada, to join the staff at the North Langley Vineyard.
Between 1990 and 2000, Andy traveled to lead worship and speak at numerous seminars in North America and other countries. These days he has cut back on his travel but still does some events both overseas and in North America.
Andy has eight beautiful children and an amazing wife named Linda. His six boys and two girls range from fifteen years old to newborn! From the oldest to youngest, his children are: Zachary, David, Michael, Jessica, Benjamin, Isaac, Ian and Elizabeth.
Andy enjoys a variety of sports from golf to snowboarding to street hockey.
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