Andrea Alo has served in a variety of roles in ministry, both vocationally and non-vocationally, over the past 14 years.
Vocationally, she has served as a ministry assistant for the following ministries: adult biblical education, small groups, men's ministry, women's ministry, marriage ministry, young adults' ministry, senior's ministry, and the singles' ministry– where she ultimately led and taught weekly Bible studies. Non-vocationally, she has served in the Worship Arts ministry as a choir and praise team member, and in annual musical productions. Additionally, Andrea was commissioned as a short-term missionary both locally in San Francisco, nationally to the San Joaquin Valley and New Orleans, and globally to the Philippines. Currently, she serves as the Pastoral Care Coordinator, providing support to the pastors in caring for our NBCC partners, whether in joy (births, marriages), sorrow (funerals/memorials), and everything in between (prayer, counseling, baptisms, child dedications). Andrea defines her call as helping to lay a solid foundation of faith in Christ by teaching God's Word, and to love others well by caring for them in times of joy and sorrow.
She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and lived there until age 11, whereafter she moved to Burlingame, California, where she finished high school. Soon after, she enlisted in the US Air Force as an Emergency Actions Controller and was stationed in Valdosta, Georgia, doing a brief deployment to the country of Bahrain. She is the proud mother of two sons, Jadan and Benjamin, and is like a second mother to many of their friends. In addition to spending time with her family and friends, Andrea likes to travel, bake, watch movies and tv shows, and go to concerts and plays.
Describing her journey with God, she says, "Jesus has taken me from feeling hopeless, worthless, and unseen to being full of hope by miraculously answering many prayers for myself and others, assigning me with the utmost worth by His willingness to die for me, and choosing me to be His child and giving me gifts to make a difference in the lives of others. I am full of purpose, gratefulness, hope, faith, and love simply because of what He has done for me and others in my life!"