Worship. Service. Community.

Andrew Smidt

Creative Arts & Adult Spiritual Formation Pastor

605-427-9235, ext. 104

Andrew joined the Living Hope team in the fall of 2015, as the Creative Arts Pastor.  He and his beautiful wife, Chelsea, moved from Sioux Falls, where they met, and where Andrew grew up.  In 2016, Chelsea and Andrew welcomed their son, Westin, into the world and life has not been the same since.  


Andrew did not always know he was going to be a pastor.  Before answering a call to ministry, Andrew spent 10 years as a custom car builder.  From building and restoring hot rods to designing and building prototype Shelby Mustangs in Las Vegas, Andrew had an exciting career. But in 2012, Andrew felt God calling him to something different.  So, Andrew taught himself how to play guitar, pushed through his fear of public speaking/singing, and went back to school to get his degree in Biblical Studies. 


God has given Andrew a heart and a passion for helping those who do not know God to give their hearts and their lives over to Him.  Andrew currently heads up the worship team, tech team, creative team, life groups, and is part of the preaching team here at Living Hope. 


Favorite Pizza?

Crispy Thin Crust Supreme – the more toppings the better, except pineapple. Although Thin Crust Pepperoni lovers is a close 2nd.


Favorite Movie?

Man, that’s tough…I like a lot of movies, although I don’t get to watch many anymore. Love the Avengers/Marvel movies.


What do you do for fun?

Relax, golf, bowl, play guitar, anything with my son!


Something most people don’t know about you

Many people probably don’t know that I have bowled a handful of perfect games.