Andy Schmelzer – Bluefield, WV
Andy grew up Catholic but at a very young age knew something was missing. As a teen, siblings shared the good news in an ask Jesus in your heart kind of way. This he embraced and lived as a false convert until the Lord granted him repentance about the age of 35. He and his wife learned biblical evangelism in 2004 stumbling across WOTM TV show. Since then evangelism for them was forever changed.
He with his wife started Fishers of Men Medical Ministries and did overseas evangelical/medical missions from 2003-2011 and has since then focused on local evangelism in the immediate area and around the US. He looks forward to serving Bill and the team members that the Lord will put together through prayer. Lately the WVU has been Andy’s weekly fishing hole but that looks to change to VCU in Richmond in the fall. May God rise up more laborers to join the harvest.
As of April ’18 Andy and Victoria moved from Summersville, WV to Bluefield and will be there on a temporary basis until relocating to Richmond, Va. and are looking forward to what God will bring in this new chapter of their life. Andy has joined up with Jaycen Saab who is nearby for ministry and looks forward to growing that friendship and doing summer festival ministry as well as getting involved in preaching at the Virginias campuses. He has preached at some Mountaineer football games and found the stadium to be a fruitful place to preach Christ and looks forward to some new venues in both the Virginias.
Andy is looking forward to being closer to other ministry opportunities in the east and southeast at some NASCAR speedways as well as joining SFOI for Kentucky Derby and other events that are located closer to his new home.