Pastor Drew grew up in a non-Christian, alcoholic home in Phoenix.
was in the eighth grade his
dad found sobriety through Alcoholics Anonymous.
sponsor in AA was a Christian.
Soon, both his
dad and mom became Christians and began attending Bethany Bible Church
had already begun to abuse alcohol in the fourth grade and drugs in eighth grade.
junior year in high school he
observed that, while his
life was a mess, his
parents lives were steadily improving.
That observation led Drew
to begin attending Bethany Bible Church
's youth group.
Within six months Drew understood that God loved him and desired a personal relationship with him.
It was at that time that Drew
believed in Jesus Christ for salvation.
As Drew's walk with Christ grew so did his
passion to serve and teach.
Teaching fueled his fire to know the Word of God so upon graduating from Sunnyslope High School he entered Arizona College of the Bible (ACB).
At that time Drew's plans were still to join his
father in business.
The plan was for one year in Bible college to study God's Word followed by a business degree from ASU.
In the summer of 1984 he
traveled to Germany where he
served alongside Bethany missionaries, Brad and Debbie Ellgen, who were with Cadence International
After that summer Drew
wanted to go into full time ministry.
returned to ACB
sophomore year he
took a year off to intern again with the Ellgens
in Germany, ministering to soldiers far from home.
In 1987, Drew
married Shelly Smith.
Drew and his family returned from Okinawa in 2004 to minister and serve at Bethany Bible Church as an associate pastor.
Bethany had been his
home church since salvation.
From 2011 through January 2014, Drew served on staff at Desert Springs Bible Church as an associate pastor.
Drew and Shelly have four children: Rebecca is 24 years old and recently graduated from Moody Bible Institute.
and Shelly also currently have two foster children.
This has aided Drew
desire to know people far from God and share the gospel with them.
love for motorcycles and lost people God has led Drew
into the traditional Motorcycle Club world.
has gained a platform of trust and respect in this community and now has many opportunities to share God's love with people.
feels the call to lead a church.
passions are preaching, teaching others to serve God in authentic ways, and helping to connect those far from God to the Church where they may hear the message of grace.