Mr. Drew Gandy (2012 Graduate)
Favorite Bible verse: "Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will." ~ Romans 12:1-2
Words of wisdom:
"Everything is a process. We may not be able to see the fruitfulness or purpose of our labor right away, but if we’re faithful, God will take care of the result."
After graduating from Heritage in 2012, Drew attended Central Methodist University and graduated in the Spring of 2017 with a degree in English and a minor in business. During this 5-year span he experienced a whirlwind of events that shaped his worldview and life story.
Drew explains "I came to CMU on a baseball scholarship and played through my Junior year, but due to a series of unfortunate events, I finished the season demoralized, depressed, and no longer playing much of a role on the team. Long story short, those unfortunate events led me to joining the track team, and the following spring I qualified for the NAIA track and field nationals in the decathlon, finishing in the top 12. The following year, thanks to hard work and faithful labor I won the NAIA national title in the decathlon."
Because of the success Drew achieved, he decided to continue training post-collegiately, and is currently wrapping up a my Masters in Education with an emphasis in Athletic Administration at CMU where he serves as a volunteer coach for the track team.
Drew admits, "The events of my life at CMU have taught me a lot about God’s faithfulness even when I don’t see the big picture. Some things that may seem like terrible events are sometimes God’s way of directing our life or getting our attention that at the end of the day, He is in control and he desires our love and obedience. This I’ve learned and much more, thanks in part to the growth I’ve received in my faith by being a part of FCA and the Navigators, both ministries on my campus."
What did you like most about Heritage?
Dr. Wallace’s bad jokes, Mr. Lindeman’s stories and playing his board game Imperialism, playing basketball and soccer, and being a part of a positive Christian atmosphere and growing alongside other students.