If the postman stopped at every barking dog, then the mail would never get delivered. We would never receive our letters, parcels and gifts that are sent to us and delivered by the postman, if the postman didn't find a way to get around the barking dogs. As Christians we believe we carry the greatest message the world has ever been given...the Gospel! God has given His letter, His parcel, His Gift to every Christian but we so often let the barking dogs of our lives stop us delivering them. Have you been hurt in Church? Have you had a broken marriage? Been bankrupt? Struggle with your self image or depression? Are you struggling with being single? Or simply made too many mistakes? All these dogs can stop us giving away freely the great love that we have received. Barking Dogs is full of Andy's experiences in trying to take the Gospel into the places where it is desperately needed yet hardest to find. His hope that you too will be encouraged and inspired to take the Gospel into the dark places, into the ordinary places and be amazed at what God can do through you!
Although in his mid-teens he was in and out of juvenile court Andy became a Christian when he was 18. At the age of 22 he went to bible college and became an AOG minister, working as a youth pastor and a mission director. He served on staff in an AOG Church in South Carolina for a couple of years but has now lived in Sheffield for over 14 years. Currently he is part of the staff team at St Thomas Church, Crookes (STC) where he teaches at the STC College and run a ministry called 'Make Your City Shine' - an arts based ministry to Secondary schools where they use the gospel to raise young peoples aspirations for life. Andy is married to Sharron and they have three children.