Andy started his speaking career as a hobby. His idea was to reach out to local youth groups and schools with the information taught in Seminary. He wanted to help students understand the message of Jesus as it relates to their lives in ‘real time.’
Now, Andy speaks to more than 80,000 high school and college students every year in settings like Harvard’s InterVarsity group, Campus Crusade meetings, Young Life Retreats, Major Christian Conferences, and various Youth Leader Summits, as well as churches and schools of all sizes.
Andy has a heart for the Christian School today. His ability to boil down the truth and help Christian School kids know the importance of their education opened doors as he has also served as a keynote speaker for the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
When he's not speaking to students (and their parents) he runs the KIVU Gap Year (www.kivugapyear.com) and travels to the Middle East with a heart to share Jesus with the most interesting people.
"He's got a head and a heart full of wisdom and insight byond his years and yet he connects with youth like few guys I know. Andy's love for truth and for Jesus has impacted my entire family, and I'm really excited for the rest of the world to find out about him." - Steven Curtis Chapman- singer, songwriter
"Andy provides a great start for teenagers to sense the heart of Jesus as it relates to our culture today, to love people around them, to approach the world like Jesus did." - Josh McDowell- international speaker/author
"No one has a better insight into the teenage mind than Andy Braner. God has gifted Andy with the bility to communicate with young adults in a manner that breaks through the clutter and fog. He's clocked so many real time hours helping teens through life that he's earned the voice God has given him to speak to this next generation." - Mark Steele- Steelehouse Productions, Veggietales
Couldn't have been more pleased with Andy. He was everything that I needed him to be that weekend. I knew it would be an adjustment for the attendees because typical youth conference speakers have a flamboyant personality and work as a stand-up comedian by night. Andy is none of that and that's why I wanted him. He took our students to a level of depth and thinking that they have not been challenged with. I'm waiting to hear from all of the other attending churches, but I would personally like to have him back next year and pick up where we left off. - Brent Randolph, Madison Ave Baptist Church