Although born in Canada, Drew spent much of his childhood on the mission field in Ecuador, South America. Raised in a strong Christian home, he came to faith at an early age. After returning to Canada late in high school, Drew decided that while ministry was fine for his parents, he wanted something different for his own life. He quickly began pursuing options for a business degree in college until the Lord intervened through a mentor and friend–his youth pastor. After being convinced to help out with a week-night junior high program, Drew was soon given the opportunity to teach a lesson to the kids. That night Drew discovered a passion for seeing people connect with God’s Word. Within a few short months, he let go of his own plans for his future and began looking instead at God’s plans.
The following year Drew began his studies at Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he met his future bride, Dawn. After marrying, they worked for the College for two years before moving to Dallas in 2001 to attend Dallas Theological Seminary. While there, Drew was invited to Chase Oaks by a friend who was serving as an intern with the church. Within a few short months Drew was, himself, serving as an intern. Three years later, Drew now serves on staff at Chase Oaks as the Pastor of Spiritual Growth.
Drew and Dawn live in McKinney, Texas with their son, Ethan, and puppy, Tucker.