Andrew J. Hairston, our minister came to the Simpson Street Church of Christ pulpit from the Lake Como Church of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas in December, 1961.
He is a native of Winston-Salem, N.C. where he graduated from High School.
He completed his undergraduate education at Southwestern Christian and Paul Quinn Colleges in Texas before completing his Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Theology at Brite Seminary at Texas Christian University.
holds the J.D. and Master of Law degrees from John Marshall and Woodrow Wilson, Doctor of Ministry Degree from Emory University and Masters of Judicial Studies Degree from the University of Nevada at Reno.
Dr. Hairston has traveled extensively, including to Liberia where he co-founded the Wells- Hairston Elementary/High School System.
He has served as Assistant Solicitor General of the State Court of Fulton County and Chief Solicitor of the Municipal Court of Atlanta, is a retired US Army Reserve Chaplain (Col), retired judge of the City court of Atlanta and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Southwestern Christian College- his undergraduate alma mater.
Though a student of different disciplines none equals Hairston's involvement with and commitment to the church.
call from God
first and above all else.
views the church as God's unique instrument of human redemption.
With the coming of a new church building and the increasing dedication and deepening commitment of its members and leaders, Dr. Hairston
feels the potential for the Simpson Street Church
Renewal, revival, restoration and reconciliation are taking place on a broader scale and deeper level than ever before.
Our leaders, especially our eldership, are emerging as God's men leading ministries in ways "never" before witnessed.