Andy Shanks


Andy and Kirsten joined the staff at Breesport Baptist church in February of 2018.  Andy grew up 30 minutes from Breesport in East Smithfield PA.  While growing up in a godly family and attending a Bible teaching, God fearing church (Independent Baptist Church, Towanda PA) he recognized his need for a Savior and accepted Christ at the age of 4.  He was actively involved in church growing up, and God used the church to play a large role in calling him into full time ministry.  It was on mission trips during his high school years that Andy felt God calling him into full time ministry.  This calling was confirmed the summer of 1998 when he was working as a counselor at camp Bayouca.

Andy attended Baptist Bible College, where he met his future wife Kirsten, and graduated in 2002. Upon graduation at BBC (Bachelors of Science in Bible, with a pastoral emphasis) Andy returned to his home church in Towanda for a year internship before being hired as youth pastor at Winslow Baptist Church in Sicklerville NJ, where he served for over 14 years.  While at Winslow Baptist Church he married his wife Kirsten (Jan. 2004) and they had their two children, Kaylee (Jul. 2006) and Josiah (Jan. 2010)

Along with His love for youth and music, Andy loves to spend time with his family, being involved in sports: playing, coaching, and watching, as well as spending time outside enjoying God’s creation.

Our family is thrilled to be at Breesport, and our greatest desire is to see people accept Christ, grow in their relationship with Christ, and passionately worship Christ.   If we can be of any assistance, of if you have any questions, feel free to call him at 607-739-2397 or email him at