Pastoral Staff

  • IAN RakeSTraw

    student pastor

    Ian was born and raised in Kansas. He's been a youth leader throughout the years of Andover Baptist and has a strong devotion in teaching the youth about Jesus and his ministry and does so in ways that they can understand.


Andover Baptist seeks to live out the Biblical model of servant leadership in every area of leadership.  This is seen, perhaps most clearly, through our deacon staff.  Our deacons are not only leaders; they're servants.  If you have a prayer need or concern, these men take serving God's Kingdom and God's people seriously.

  • Brian ambrose

    Although Brian has served in multiple capacities at Andover Baptist since 2015, he is the newest addition to our deacon staff, having been ordained in 2020.  Along with his new role as a deacon, Brian has served on our student ministry, audio/visual, and usher teams.  Brian is a great example of what it means to be a servant leader.

    Favorite Book: Star Trek: Vendetta

    Favorite Movie: The Count of Monte Cristo

    Favorite Bible Verse: Joshua 1:9


Shout to the Lord, all the earth; break out in praise and sing for joy!  Sing your praise to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and melodious song, with trumpets and the sound of the ram’s horn.  Make a joyful symphony before the Lord, the King!  Psalm 98:4-6 (NLT)

  • Ian Rakestraw


    Ian has always had strong vocals and does have a passion for singing. He used to do a lot of karaoke in the past, but is now happy to share his vocals by praising the Lord. There are a number of artists that Ian gets his inspiration from. 


So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ. Romans 10:17 (HCSB)


    sunday school director

    Having graduated from Newman University with a degree in elementary education, Tiffany brings an expertise to our Education Department that is invaluable.  Tiffany shares a heart for foster care with her husband, Pastor James.  As of 2019, they are in the process of fostering to adopt an eight year old daughter.

    Favorite Book: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Favorite Movie: The Wizard of Oz

    Favorite Bible Verse: Acts 16:31