Rev. Andrew Forrest


Where were you raised?
I was raised in West Africa and in the great Commonwealth of Virginia. (I’m basically the Sam Houston of pastors, I guess.)

Where did you go to school?
I went to college at Columbia University in New York City, and to seminary at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Who’s in your family?
I’m married to my first wife, Elaine, and we have two ugly children.

What brought you to Munger?
I met Paul Rasmussen (who is now the senior minister at Highland Park United Methodist Church) when I was in seminary and he told me about the possible idea of starting a new church out of the old Munger building. I knew I wanted to do a new church start, and so after talking and thinking about it for over a year, I finally told him, “Yes—I’m in.” That was in the late summer of 2009. My wife was NOT on board at the time. (She admits now that she’s glad I said yes.)

What’s your favorite thing about our church?
That Mungarians actually want to be at church on Sundays: there is such a sense of excitement and gratitude Sundays at Munger—we are grateful to see each other, grateful for another week of life, grateful to sing and pray and praise in our beautiful church.
There’s nothing like it.
(Can’t wait until next Sunday.)

Have you ever visited my blog?
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