Asbury Seminary mourns the passing of Dr. Leslie Andrews, who passed away due to COVID-19 complications on January 13, 2021. Dr. Andrews contributed significantly to the mission of Asbury Theological Seminary over the course of three decades, and the Seminary extends its gratitude for her service and condolences to her family and friends.

“We are deeply grieved at the passing of Leslie Andrews, but we celebrate her gain of heaven,” Dr. Timothy C. Tennent, President of Asbury Seminary, said. “I had the privilege of knowing Leslie in my early years as president and she was invaluable to me and the Seminary as we worked alongside each other to grow the Seminary’s global reach and effectively educate students to serve in the Kingdom of God.”

Dr. Andrews served in multiple roles, including Dean of the Doctor of Ministry Program, Dean of Academic Development, Vice President for Academic Development and Distributed Learning, Vice Provost, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. She also served as Professor of Pastoral Leadership. Her unique gifts were indispensable in leading the academic area through times of transition and change, being instrumental in the development and deployment of online learning. Additionally, Dr. Andrews was passionate about the development of faculty and meticulous in her leading the Seminary through assessment and accreditation. 

Beyond her significant contributions to the Seminary, Dr. Andrews cared deeply for the Christian and Missionary Alliance, missionary families, her lifelong friendships with colleagues, and her mother and siblings. 

Dr. Andrews’ obituary is available at Memorial Park Funeral Homes and Cemeteries.