Rev. David C. Andrews
Founder of the Church of Eclectic Pagan Fellowship
Born June 15, 1963, Rev. Andrews started life in a small town in Ohio as the youngest of eight children.
Due to unknown reasons, Rev. Andrews
siblings were permanently removed from their home when he
and one sister were placed in an orphanage where he
spent two years before being adopted.
At the age of five, he
new family moved to Maryland.
Enduring a difficult childhood due to an abusive adoptive father, Rev. Andrews
nevertheless was encouraged to explore his
own spiritual path.
He attended Sunday school, was an average student, and yet challenged authority.
At fourteen, he
was sent to military school where he
attempted to take his
own life, after which he
was sent to one institution after another.
During this time, Rev. Andrews
"found Jesus" and became a Born Again Christian.
Also during this time, a growing interest in the occult was also flourishing.
held interests in astrology, numerology, and even read the Satanic Bible.
Between the years of 1981 to 1988, Rev. Andrews
bounced back and forth between Christianity and other spiritual paths.
He attended some college majoring in Mass Communications, deejaying and being Program Director for the college radio station, and became the Public Relations Chairman for the local chapter of the Young Republicans.
During these years, Rev. Andrews
first Pagan mentor.
was tutored in Eclectic Wicca and was encouraged to follow his
own instincts in regards to his
studied works on the Golden Dawn and Wicca, read books by Raymond Buckland and Scott Cunningham, and read such works as the "Necronomicon" eventually choosing to follow the Pagan path.
mentor's death from bone marrow cancer in 1991, Rev. Andrews
roamed the U.S. before returning to Maryland in 1994 to help care for a dying friend.
now chooses to follow the path of the Eclectic Pagan, trying to help those with questions or in need of advice.
believes all religions are valid and coined the Church's motto, "Many paths...one goal."
I was born in 1979, and, in 1997, I married Rev. David Andrews
In 1996, I met David
, though, at the time, I had no idea what his
beliefs were, nor he
We lost track of each other for a year.
I began my senior year of high school and had much on my mind.
I was still interested in Paganism, but I was busy with tests, research projects, and working a part-time job.
After I graduated, David
came back into my life.
began sharing his
beliefs with me. About three weeks later found us living together, and in September 1997, we were married.
Since about 1996, I have studied many different Pagan subjects.
I started with probably the most well-known, Wicca.
I have also studied Dragon Magick, Faery Magick, Witchcraft, some Natural Magick, and much, much more.
I consider myself an Eclectic Pagan in the true sense of the word.
In 2004, Dave
and I, along with another acquaintance, developed and finalized the concept of CEPF