Andy and his wife Margaret have attended Grace Community Church since 2001 when they moved to Maryville from Florida (having grown up in upstate New York). Andy has been privileged to serve as an elder since 2003. He is also a Family Physician working with a group of Christian physicians at Trinity Medical Associates. Another GCC member, Tom Webb, serves as a Christian counselor for their practice.
Margaret and Andy recently celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary. The Lord is good! The Lord has blessed them with seven (now grown) children, and they are looking forward to grandchildren. Margaret also works part time as a receptionist at Andy’s medical practice now that her years of home-schooling are completed.
I cannot end this description without noting (to quote a character from the classic book, Cry the Beloved Country), that the bottom line is “I am a sinful man who the Lord has chosen to use.” It is completely by His grace that we stand. A much-loved verse that encourages our hearts while giving credit where it should be is Jude 24-25:
24: Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.