Leadership Staff

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Tez Andrews, Lead Pastor

Pastor Tez Andrews is married to his beautiful bride Gala. They have 4 sons, a daughter, and one grandson.

FUN Facts about Pastor Tez:

What is your favorite family vacation? Anytime I can get time with my wife “alone” and some time with the my wife and kids it’s a gooooooood vacation. Universal Studios is a cool place. 🙂

What’s your favorite family recipe? BBQ Ribs! My Sauce is da boss. So tender they are falling off the bone.

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be? Gala Andrews (no brainer), Charles Barkley, Chris Tucker, Habakkuk, and King Solomon

Aside from food, water, and shelter, what one thing could you not go a day without? Jesus!

What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten? Mussels (Pretty Gummy)

Ministry Experience & Service to the Community
Pastor Tez has served in ministry for over 20 years in Community and Soul Care as a philanthropist, counselor, community liaison, defender of those who cannot defend themselves due to lack of resources (resulting from Jim Crow law descendants) (children, teens, orphans, widows, mentally ill, destitute individuals ) by sharing Jesus and community resources.

[2021-Present] QAPRO Information Technology Firm, Vice President of Operations
[2018-Present] (Lakeside High School, North Atlanta) Vikings Football Chaplain
[2010-Present] (Oakview Elem., Flat Shoals Elem., Toney Elem., Jolly Elementary, Columbia Middle, Henderson Middle, Decatur,GA), DeKalb County School Council Member, Guest Speaker, Intervention Mentor & Community Leader
Connect Baptist Church ATL, FOUNDER & LEAD PASTOR
[2011-Present] Connect SportsATL Basketball & Cheerleading League, FOUNDER, PRESIDENT, MANAGING DIRECTOR
[2011- Present] Georgia Baptist Convention, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
[2010 – Present] North American Missions Board – Church Planter & Local Missionary
[2010-2021] North American Missions Board – I.T. Director, Systems/Solutions Development, Church Planter Mobilization Consultant, Local Missionary
[2017-2019] (Henderson Mill Elementary, North Atlanta) North DeKalb County School Council
[2011-2014 ] Carver College, Adjunct Faculty
[2013-2015] Elite Scholars Academy Charter School, PTSA President
[2007-2010] North Garland Baptist Fellowship, Garland, TX – Served as the Youth Pastor & Worship Pastor
[2009-2010] Southern Bible Institute,  Adjunct Faculty, Old Testament Studies
[2005] Cadence Ministries, Served as a Missionary to Germany
[1999-2004] Zion Grove Baptist Church (Atlanta, GA), Hopewell Missionary Baptist (Norcross, GA) and Sweetwater Church (A.K.A. Gospel Nation, corporate businesses and Apartmentlife.org )
Served in several capacities throughout the church and communities  as (Christian Educator, Evangelist, Community Chaplain, Noonday Bible Study Leader etc…)

Dallas Theological Seminary—Masters of Theology (ThM) in Hebrew Bible for Academic Ministry
Carver Bible College & Luther Rice Seminary—Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biblical Studies
Chattahoochee Technical College – Certificate in Computer Information Systems

Pastor Tez would sum his biography up into one phrase “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless (Ecclesiastes 1:1-2). He loves the Savior Jesus Christ. He’s grateful for salvation! He understands God is his everything and he is nothing without Him.