Andrew Elston

Production Assistant


NICKNAME:

Elston, E, Werdna, StinkyWeenus (Xbox live), Señor España (Spanish class), Thumper (new to me)

MINISTRY ROLE:

Production Assistant

FAMILY:

My wife Kirsten (pronounced curse10), my parents Ward and Teresa, and my little brother’s name is Mitchell.

DREAM VACATION:

There are so many places I want to see, I don’t know where to start. Can I travel in time?

REGULAR ORDER AT STARBUCKS:

On the rare occasion that I go to Starbucks, I’ll probably order a cafe mocha.

FAVORITE MOVIE:

The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Braveheart, Gladiator, The Patriot, Signs, Unbreakable

FAVORITE ACTOR/ACTRESS:

Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Denzel Washington, Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch

LIFE MOTTO:

Uh…don’t whiz on the electric fence?

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE:

There are a lot, but one that comes to mind most readily is John 18:4-6.

THINGS THAT FASCINATE ME:

Animals and nature, Christian apologetics, pondering God, black holes

PREVIOUS JOBS:

Landscaper, janitor, icing mixer, mascot, media distribution student worker, medical receptionist, engineering technician, inventory manager

ONE THING THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:

I have a girlish relationship with chocolate (and dark chocolate is better).

FAVORITE TV SHOW:

Not sure I can pick just one. I watch Planet Earth and other nature documentaries a lot, Sherlock is up there, Ren & Stimpy, probably Futurama, The Office

WHEN AND WHERE DID YOU GET SAVED:

I made the decision to be saved when I was around 8 years old and going to First Baptist Church in Marion, but it really became real to me and started producing visible changes when I was in Jr. High School and attending Cornerstone.

WHAT SPORTS ARE YOU NOT GOOD AT:

I haven’t ever played one that I consider myself to be completely hopeless at, but baseball and basketball probably aren’t my strongest. Probably won’t ever play rugby

FAVORITE SINGER OR BAND:

DC Talk, Newsboys, Chris Rice

PET PEEVES:

Trying to summarize myself, narrowing down a favorite of something, biting into a piece of fat or gristle, politics

LIFE-CHANGING MOMENT:

Getting married certainly applies.

HIDDEN TALENT:

If I told you it wouldn’t be hidden.

FEARS:

Bear attacks, burning alive, drowning, getting too close to a crocodile, being lost in space, being buried alive

FAVORITE BOOK(S):

The Bible (duh), The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity, Harry Potter, A Song of Ice and Fire

PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE ME:

C. S. Lewis, Ravi Zacharias, Gandalf, Aragorn, William Wallace, Maximus Decimus Meridius, Batman, Captain America, Thor, Link, Master Chief

QUIRKS:

I’m indecisive (see this list) and have O.C.D. tendencies (never been diagnosed).

IN MY SPARE TIME:

I play video games, watch movies, read, hike, camp, kayak, go caving, play soccer

LEAST FAVORITE FOOD:

Probably mushrooms, but I also don’t do peanut butter, nuts, large amounts of cheese, avocado, onions, peppers, most maple syrups, or hinged shellfish.

WHAT/WHO MAKES YOU LAUGH?

A well-timed fart, my wife, lots of my friends

WHAT IS WEIRD ABOUT YOU?

So many things. I don’t like peanut butter, but will happily eat a spoonful of it on rare occasions.

THE MOST EXOTIC PLACE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN:

I’ve been to Germany, England, and France as a baby, but those are only exotic because I don’t live there. Plus I don’t remember them.

THE MOST ADVENTUROUS THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE:

Probably caving

LEAST FAVORITE THING TO DO:

Throw things away