Mr. Drew Gandy (2012 Graduate)
Favorite Bible verse: Romans 12:1-2
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. "
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 I graduated in 2012 from Heritage, I 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 I experienced a whirlwind of events that have shaped my worldview and life story today. I came to CMU on a baseball scholarship and played through my Junior year, but due to a series of unfortunate events (reference intended), 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 I achieved, I decided to continue training post-collegiately, and am currently working on my Masters in Education with an emphasis in Athletic Administration at CMU and serve as a volunteer coach for the track team.
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.