Dr. Andrew Barron is a nice Jewish boy from New York who follows Jesus. He is a writer, teacher, preacher, evangelist, and martial artist.
Andrew heard the gospel in 1980 while studying Astronomy at Florida Institute of Technology. He worked as a crew activity planner and orbit design officer for the US Space Program for two years but left in 1983, when he felt the call to serve with the international mission agency, Jews for Jesus. Andrew helped plant the Jews for Jesus South Africa branch in 1989 and served as director there until 1996, when he took on the role of director of Jews for Jesus Canada, where he still serves today.
Andrew is adjunct faculty at Tyndale University in Toronto, Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and Evangelical Theological College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has a passion for Jewish studies and for reaching his Jewish people with the good news of Jesus. Andrew and his wife, Laura, have 3 adult children and live in Toronto.
Current Research and Writing Interests
- CS Lewis
- Joy Davidman
- Dorothy Sayers
“Space wasn’t the Final Frontier.” Stories of Jews for Jesus. Ed. Matt Sieger. San Francisco, CA: Purple Pomegranate Productions, 2010. 325-336. Print.
“Dared to Believe.” Andrew Barron and Lindsay Gallant, South Africa: Viking Publications. 2014.
“A Profile of North American Messianic Jews: Implications for Global Missions.” Lausanne Global Analysis. March 2016. Volume 5, Issue 2. www.lausanne.org/content/lga/2016-03/profile-of-messianic-jews
“Ambiguity: A Defense against Truth?” Jews for Jesus Newsletter. April 2013. Volume 5773:8. Print.
“Questions in the Face of Suffering.” Jews for Jesus Online Extras. April 2013. Volume 5773:8. http://jewsforjesus.org/publications/newsletter/april-2013/questions-in-the-face-of-suffering
“The Gospel Message: Telling it like it is!” New Covenant Forum. May 17, 2010. http://www.newcovenantforum.org/?p=600
“Jewish Rejection of Jesus: A Cultural Analysis.” Evangelical Theological Society, November 2002. Presented.
“CS Lewis and the Jewish Imagination”; Mishkan (Jerusalem: Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies, Fall, 2018)
“The Conflicted Jewish Imagination of Joy Davidman”; Journal of the Marion Wade Center (Wheaton IL: Volume 36, 2019)