Andrew began as Pastor at Sandy Run Baptist Church in June, 2012. He was raised in Boone, NC and has served churches in Blowing Rock, NC, Todd, NC, and most recently in Maiden, NC. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electronic Media/Broadcasting from Appalachian State University and the Master of Divinity Degree (Concentration: Pastoral Care & Counseling) and Doctor of Ministry degree (Christian Ministries) from the School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University. Andrew was the 2016 recipient of the W. Bruce Rabon Doctor of Ministry Academic Award from the School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University. Andrew teaches New Testament as an adjunct professor on the faculty Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Gardner-Webb University.
Andrew’s hobbies include reading (Oswald Chambers, N.T. Wright, C.S. Lewis, Jack Hayford, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Fredrick Buechner, Barbara Brown Taylor, Jurgen Moltmann, Terence E. Fretheim, Eugene Peterson and many others), music (RUSH, Steven Curtis Chapman, Boston, Tony Rice, Johnny Cash just to name a few), and spending time with his family. His wife, Ronna, is a graduate of Appalachian State University (Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education) and teaches Kindergarten in Kings Mountain. Andrew & Ronna have two daughters, Annlyn and Eva, and a son, Caulder. The Rawls family lives in Boiling Springs with their poodle, Polly.
Andrew’s blog: andrewrawls.blogspot.com