About Andy Smothers
Andy Smothers serves as the associate pastor for the English Language Congregation (ELC) of the National Evangelical Church of Bahrain, a church planted by the RCA in 1893. He leads the discipleship program for the church, including Christian education programs and Bible studies. Andy also supervises the church's ministry leaders and teaches in the Theological Education by Extension program, a lay leadership development program.
The ELC is a vibrant, multicultural expatriate community in a difficult part of the world; political tensions are high. Its members vary in economic status, and their ability to support a basic ministry staff is limited. It is important that the church be active here and that the light of Christ be made known.