André was born and raised in Ohio. He met his wife, Leslie, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and they were married in August 2014. Andre’s biblical convictions were deepened at Crossroads Bible College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Before coming to Chicago, he served as a pastor of community ministries for a church in Indiana. André joined Unlocking the Bible as a pastoral resident in 2017 and now serves as pastor of The Orchard - Chicago campus.
"Somebody who is a very good negotiator can tell you exactly what they do when they negotiate," says Steve Cunningham. "Similarly, if we are living out [Jesus’] commands, we can tell you exactly how to do it."