Escambia’s DOM Andrews to retire in December comment (0)
September 6, 2012
Pat Andrews, director of missions (DOM) for Escambia Baptist Association, will retire at the end of December after nearly 12 years in the position.
Andrews graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1981 and was pastor of four churches in Missouri and one church in Pensacola, Fla.
Before serving as DOM for Escambia Association, Andrews served on staff at Pensacola Bay Baptist Association.
During his time as Escambia Association’s DOM, Andrews said he has been blessed by opportunities to take international missions trips to places like Mexico, South Africa and the Dominican Republic.
One of his ministry’s highlights has been the association’s disaster relief team. He reported the team is doing “a great job” in the area as they are called out to help others.
In addition, the association’s Children’s Camp is also a significant ministry. Andrews reported 164 children attended the camp in July, which is held at Camp Baldwin.
Andrews noted other outreach opportunities and highlights including the association’s ministry to the local jail and a number of senior adult trips the association takes each year to various locations in the U.S.
Andrews also has served on the board of trustees for the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries for eight years.
He and his wife, Evelyn, plan to relocate to Oklahoma where her mother currently resides. Andrews said he will miss the area but believes retiring to Oklahoma is the best thing. “This has been the best 12 years of my life” in the Alabama Baptist State Convention, he added.
The Andrews have two sons and two grandchildren.