Andy Shelton, Minister to Students
Born? August 3, 1977
Married to & Years? Elizabeth Beauchamp Shelton for 10 years this July
Where did you meet your spouse? We grew up in church together in our hometown of Fayette, AL. However, the first time I remember trying to impress her was in the 8th grade. At the time I thought I failed...but I guess I did something right!
Children? Sarah Elizabeth (6) and Drew (4)
FBCC Anniversary Date? December 5, 2005
Education? Advanced diploma from Fayette County High School, Associate in Science Business Administration degree from Bevill State Community College, Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Business Administration from The University of Alabama, Master of Divinty degree from Samford University
First Job? "Reforestation" - putting out seed and fertilizer
When did you invite Jesus into your heart? I was 10 years old when I accepted Christ as my personal Savior, and surrendered fully to the ministry when I was 17.
What is on your iPod? I don't remember - it's been so long since I used it!
Favorite Song / Hymn? "It is Well With My Soul"
Favorite Movie? The Goonies
Hobbies? Playing with my children, fishing, hunting, tennis
Favorite Vacation Point? Paris, France - went there on my honeymoon and hope to go back
Favorite Verse? Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
What do you enjoy about your ministry position? I have the opportunity to work with students at a time in their life when they are making huge decisions that will shape their future. My hope is to allow God to use me to guide them along their way spiritually. When I have students graduate out of the student ministry and they are making good decisions and living for God, I really know the purpose of my calling. Also, we have a church that is tremedously supportive, a pastor that is a man of God, and a staff that works well together. In this kind of a working environment, I believe we all thrive.