Rev. Andy Shelton is the pastor of First Christian Church in Durant, Oklahoma. His prior ministry experiences have included judicatory work in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and outreach ministry with Mexican and Central American immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he served as vice president of the California Council of Churches IMPACT and president of Marin County Interfaith Worker Justice.
Andy received a bachelor of arts in journalism with a minor in Spanish from the University of Texas at Arlington. He received a master of divinity in pastoral counseling and pastoral theology from Texas Christian University’s Brite Divinity School, where he has served as a theological reflection group leader since 2011.
After graduating from Brite he taught high school English in Saltillo, Mexico. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, his ministry has included travel to Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Peru, and Brazil.