Andy is a native of Tyler, Texas, and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in business. After graduation, he married Julie and together they bought and sold a business in East Texas.
Andy attended Dallas Theological Seminary where he served on the administration and faculty. He was the first executive director of the Center for Christian Leadership. While working for the Seminary, he started attending Grace Bible Church. He left the seminary to return to business for a few years, but then joined the staff at Grace as the Associate Pastor in 1993. In 2002 he became the Senior Pastor.
He has two grown daughters who are married and five grandchildren. Andy has many interests including studying leadership and history, enjoying jazz music and cheering the Longhorns.
Andy believes followers of Christ should take themselves less seriously, while taking the Lord much more seriously.