Pastor Andre Beatty
A Pastor is really a gift to the world. While we see so many pastors on TV and social media, we’re afraid we still don’t see them. In fact, the rising generals are often overlooked and unknown. We had the chance to speak with one of the rising generals to hear his story. His name is Andre Beatty.
Everyone loves great comeback stories. The kind of stories where the heroine goes through great tragedy, only to emerge with such a remarkable victory it leaps off of the pages, into your heart and captivates your very being, encouraging your own attempts and leaps of greatness. While we often look desperately for some, we often miss the great ones sitting among us.
Andre T Beatty is one the rising voices for millennials in this age. His cutting-edge approach, creative delivery and love for the emerging leaders, led him to launch the Kingdom Culture Assembly of Churches and Ministries, Inc headquartered in Houston, TX. He was formally elected to the office of Bishop in January of 2017 and is to be ordained as a Bishop in May 2017.
I had an opportunity to sit down with him recently to ask him a few questions as he steps into the next level of ministry and responsibility.
When did you come into ministry?
I was 16 years old! I was still in High School when the Lord called me into ministry. I was scared and a bit confused. I wanted to know what the Lord was going to do with me?!
Everyone has a special story as to how they were called into ministry, what is yours?
Man, mine is simple. I was coming from the studio, (I was a part of a Hip hop group). I was getting off of the bus, and I heard the voice of the Lord. I was shook! I thought it was me at first. But, it couldn’t of been me. It was like another voice, in my head. He simply said, “Why are you doing this?” The “this” was, I was doing extremely HARDCORE Rap. He then said, “You know you are supposed to preach.” And just like that, it was gone. But, just that fast, my life changed forever.
Pastor do you still rap?
Funny thing is, I tried. But, those days were over. I did release a holy hip hop single in 2011 entitled “This is who I am”, but other than that, my rapping days expired then. I do it for fun sometimes.
Do you still listen to rap?
Honestly, I sure do! I love the old school stuff…Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z. I love the stories.
When did you start pastoring?
I was 22 years old. I didn’t know much of anything about pastoring. But, I learned a lot through that group of people. I didn’t stay there long…they voted me out. True story. Hey were an older group of people, in their 60’s and I wanted to be very radical. I wanted to evangelize radically, I wanted to remodel the church… They weren’t ready for those kind of changes.
How did Kingdom Culture come about? How many people are involved?
Truthfully, I had no idea I would preside over anything. If you asked me a few years ago, I would of laughed at you. I didn’t really want the responsibility. But, there was and is a need for it. Millennials are leaving the church, matter of fact have left the church in great numbers. If the church is going to live beyond the current leaders, those voices need to stay and return. We are growing weekly. Currently, we have 12 pastors engaged and committed to change the culture.
So, what is the mission for Kingdom Culture? What are you trying to change?
It’s simple; We intend to serve our community, we intend to train leaders for global mission work beyond the church, we believe that worship is a way of life that should be seen after church service ends and lastly we believe we should be people of fellowship; fellowship among each other and fellowship of light to those who need to know Christ and those who need to be empowered with more than scripture.
What do you mean?
Simply, a little less shouting and a little more information on how to operate as good business leaders, family units, community examples and people of ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Is there any advice you would give to millennials that are in ministry or business to encourage them?
Be passionate. It sounds simple, but it’s not. It’s tough to be. You have to keep a flame when there are all kinds of things and negativity trying to extinguish it. Be intentionally passionate; about Christ, business, changing your community…
Pastor Andre T. Beatty is a sought after evangelist, conference speaker, life strategist, counselor, and playwright.
Originally from Milwaukee, WI, youngest son of Andrew L. and Alice Neal Beatty, Andre accepted Christ at the age of 14 at the Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Donnie Simms. He was called into public ministry at the age of 15 years old and first preached publically at the age of 17 years old. He accepted his first pastorate at the age of 22 years old at the St. John No. 3 Baptist Church (Newbern, TN) and has successfully pastored and overseen other pastors, church plants and rebuilding ministries during his 22 years of active ministry.
He has authored five books: “A word and a Wait”, “Seize the Day!” “Love Affair” and the soon to be released books, “The Millionaire Moment” and “The Ring Finger Files: 10 Things to know before you say I don’t!” which he has authored with his wife Shontelle Norman-Beatty Andre T. Beatty has ministered across the United States and internationally over the past 20 years and currently serves as the Lead Pastor of the Kainos Community Church a rapidly growing church in Northwest Houston. He is currently a student of Columbia Southern University (Alabama). He is the presiding Bishop and visionary of the Kingdom Culture Assembly of Churches headquartered in Houston, Texas.
His engaging teaching style, coupled with his background in music offers worshipers an opportunity to have a memorable, life changing experience with the Lord Jesus at every worship opportunity.
He and his wife Shontelle have 4 beautiful children; Sarah, Aliana, Jonathan and Ryan.
Go to our website: Kainoschurch.com