Andrew Brown grew up in central Pennsylvania. As the son of a pastor, he developed a deep understanding of the joys and the challenges faced by ministers and their families. Sensing a call to serve God overseas, he attended Moody Bible Institute, majoring in International Ministry. In 2005, he and his wife joined a team working near the Middle East.
After four years of seeing and experiencing the many difficulties faced by those serving in the region, Andrew felt God’s leading to pursue counseling ministry and completed an M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Wheaton Graduate School. After completing a year-long internship with ALONGSIDE and attaining licensure as a Limited License Psychologist, he returned overseas. He joined the staff at a field-based counseling center, providing counseling, training and crisis debriefing to families and individuals from many different countries.
While Andrew and his family were Stateside for a couple of months in 2016, conditions in their country of service deteriorated significantly, leading to the difficult conclusion that they could no longer serve there as a family with young children. Andrew is grateful to be able to continue his ministry as one of our counselors at ALONGSIDE!
Andrew’s areas of professional focus include couples’ therapy, stress management, loss and grief, issues of faith in suffering, shame and grace, and recovery from trauma.