Meet Andrew Olson
Kids Ministry Director
Musician, abstract painting, pizza loving, God fearing, Christ following, devoted husband and father who deeply desires to know God more than I did yesterday.
I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. I grew up in a Christian home, surrounded by love. I had trouble making friends in school so I would do whatever I needed to do to get people to laugh and enjoy having me around. Because they accepted me, I started spending a lot of time with people who were leading me away from Christ and toward a very sinful and dead life.
After getting in an extremely bad car accident (which was only by God’s grace I didn’t die) I began to examine myself. Though I didn’t immediately turn to Jesus at this time, I knew I didn’t want to be the man I was becoming.
I had a friend that kept inviting me to church, over and over and over and finally to silence them I said “Ok! I’ll go once! But then you have to stop asking me to go.” I remember going to church that night with the intention of making fun of people and mocking God, but that’s not what happened at all. That night (age 17) my life changed forever. I found myself bawling in the back of the sanctuary, overwhelmed by the Holy Spirit, overwhelmed with guilt, overwhelmed by God’s love, just a hot-mess of emotions. That night I spoke with the youth pastor and gave my heart and life to God.
I’m so incredibly humbled and blessed to serve God every day and to daily take up my cross, and to daily learn more and more of who God is.