In 1982, Andy accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. He had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home and attending a Bible preaching church. As a high school student the Lord called him to preach, and he began to serve the Lord in evangelism and various ministries. He graduated from Bob Jones University in 1999 with a BA in Bible.
Jenny received Jesus Christ as her Savior as a young girl. In high school, she was challenged to give her life to the Lord, and she surrendered her life to fulltime Christian service. She continued her preparation and graduated from Bob Jones University with a BA in Music Education in 2000.
The Gaschke’s first church ministry was in the south suburbs of Denver, Colorado. Over those next three and a half years of ministry, God gave Andy opportunities to lead evangelism and discipleship ministries and to teach in the Christian school. Jenny taught music lessons, helped in the academy, and served in the church music ministry. On October 24, 2003 Pastor Andy Gaschke was ordained to the ministry.
In 2003, they moved back to the Midwest to serve on staff at Martinsville Baptist Tabernacle in Martinsville, Indiana. Pastor Andy Gaschke finished his MA in Bible from Bob Jones University and became an assistant pastor for seven years. During his years at Tabernacle, he led the youth ministries, outreach ministries, Sunday school ministries, and children’s ministries; and he and Jenny both stayed active in the music ministry.
God had burdened Pastor Andy Gaschke and Jenny for church planting for several years, and in 2008 He directed them to Bloomington, Indiana. After raising support for deputation in the fall of 2009, StoneRidge Baptist Church had its grand opening service, April 11, 2010. In January of 2010, Pastor Gaschke finished his class work for his doctorate of ministry degree from Northland International University. God has blessed them with four children: Heidi, Andrew, Kiersten, and Will.
Pastor Andy Gaschke’s passion is to lead people to Christ and to disciple them with God’s Word, so that they can become effective members in the body of Christ. He believes that expositional preaching and Spirit-filled living is the most effective way to grow lives in Christ-likeness and to bring God glory through the local church.