"Pastor at Large"
Andy also helped mobilize IBC in “across the street and around the world” innovative ministries like Water is Basic (has drilled over 700 fresh water wells in Sudan), Tapestry (a foster care and adoption ministry that has spread to all fifty states and around the world), an in-house medical clinic for those with deficient or non-existent health insurance), Laundry Love, Schoolworks (Half Hour Hero’s and Reading buddies in low--performing Irving public schools), and approximately 70 other IBC ministry expressions of Christ’s love and the Gospel.
After 31 fulfilling years as Sr. Pastor, Andy sensed the need in 2017 to pass the leadership baton intentionally and positively to the next generation of IBC leaders. With the IBC Board of Elders, he chose and installed Dr. Barry Jones as his successor to the IBC Sr. Pastorate on January 27, 2019, and continues to retain the “IBC Sr. Pastor at Large” staff title to this day. In that capacity he continues to mentor, minister, write, teach, and preach both at IBC and around the country.
Andy is an avid reader, tennis court rat, golfer, Harley—rider and writer.
But his favorite pastime is hanging out with his family.
Andy married his high school sweetheart Alice in 1978 and they are the proud parents of five grown children and three precious grandchildren.