I’ve known Pastor Andy for quite a few years now, and I consider myself very lucky to know him. After years of confusion and frustration from past experiences (I had gone to a church from around age 8-16 and walked away with a negative memory), and my family is Christian but I always clashed with them on different issues, I ran into Pastor Andy at another church he was helping out. Eventually I came over to HB and became a regular member.
What I appreciate the most about Pastor Andy’s theology and methods is that he is very open minded and encouraging, and made me feel comfortable to ask him anything without fear that he would judge me. I felt free to learn, question, challenge, and eventually develop a solid foundation for what religions means to me and how it affects my daily life. I feel that what I have learned through him is really fresh, open-minded, freeing, and life changing. What’s amazing too is how much time he puts into providing everyone with sunday service, weekly bible studies (he cooks dinner for everyone too!), theology on tap, random events, discipleship sessions, one-on-one counseling, even being available to email, call or text and just ask him when something is troubling you, etc etc etc. I consider him like a mentor to me, and I also really admire his family and their dedication to the HB community. Although I’ve moved away from the area, I still keep in touch and think of HB as my church, even from another state! Thanks Pastor Andy for always being there for us….
And thank you so much for presiding over my wedding too, everyone really enjoyed the ceremony and we are so thankful to you always!!! I would definitely recommend him for any counseling or wedding services. He also hosted a Celebration of Life for my sister in law’s family, and everyone told me how great he was… Thanks Pastor Andy and HB!