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Andrea Swarthout

Andrea grew up in a Wesleyan pastor’s family and became a Christian very early in life. At the age of 12, she felt God leading her into full-time missions. The next year she knew God was calling her to Japan and gave her such a love for the people.

She earned a B.S. degree from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in intercultural ministries and an M.A. in biblical studies from Asbury Theological Seminary. In 2004 she became an ordained pastor in The Wesleyan Church.

Andrea began her missionary service with Global Partners in 2005. Her passion is to assist the Japanese church in becoming a dynamic influence and a thriving witness for Christ in their culture.