Thursday, May 08, 2008

Andy and Ashley Frizzell

The cat's been out of the bag for a couple of weeks now, but Woodward Park is blessed with the pending addition of Andy and Ashley Frizzell. Andy has accepted an offer from our Elders to join our Ministry Staff as Youth and Family Minister. Their plans are to move to Fresno on August 1.

Andy and Ashley come from great backgrounds. Ashley's dad, Keith Parker, is the Preaching Ministry for the 1400-member Hendersonville, TN. Church of Christ while Andy's dad, Tim Frizzell, is the Youth Minister for the 1200-member Crieve Hall Church of Christ in Nashville. Interestingly, Andy's dad has been in full-time Youth Ministry for 26 years so Andy, literally, has a lifetime of Youth Ministry experience!

Andy received his B.A. in Bible from Freed-Hardeman with minors in History and Youth Ministry. While at Freed, Andy served on the University Program Council, was a member of the Campus Delegate Team, served as Chaplain, Vice-President and President of Chi Beta Chi social club, and was recognized as Mr. FHU his senior year.

Andy has served internships at Crieve Hall, Concord Road, Southern Hills and Mount Juliet churches of Christ. During his senior year at FHU, he led the college ministry at the Bethel Springs Church of Christ. Andy has participated on mission trips in nine different states and three foreign countries. Most recently, Andy served as the Youth Minister for the Willow Avenue Church of Christ in Cookeville, Tennessee.

I am very, very excited about Andy and Ashley's move to Fresno. Together, they are going to enhance our ministry to teens and their families. I am excited about the future -- about discovering all God has in store through Andy's ministry among us.