Andrew Gale was born and bred in the Church of God. He grew up in Andover, Kansas, at Hope Community Church, where his mother has been the children’s pastor. He comes from a long line of Church of God ministers who planted and pastored churches in Kansas. He went to Anderson University for his undergraduate degree in Bible and religion and Spanish. While serving as the youth pastor at Park Place Church of God in Anderson, Indiana, he completed his master’s degree in intercultural service at Anderson University School of Theology. After five years as the missions pastor at Church at the Crossing in Indianapolis, he began working on his PhD in missiology at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Andrew is passionate about global connectivity and the ways we care for people living in poverty through international development work.
Before taking on the role of director of Global Strategy, managed Project Link, the Global Strategy program of nearly 100 projects in nearly 50 countries, as well as coordinating travel experiences for Global Strategy and working with churches to plan travel experiences and train participants for intercultural ministry. Andrew also created A.One.8, a new cross-cultural missions training program for young people, high school and college age, which began with a four-week pilot program in the summer of 2017.