Andrew and Judy Bennett
Andrew and Judy Bennett are missionaries serving with the Church of the Nazarene. They have been missionaries since February, 2003, working at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Andy is a doctor at the hospital, and Judy serves in a variety of support jobs.
Andy grew up in a Christian family. His dad was a Nazarene pastor, and the family lived in Washington, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. He graduated from Northwest Nazarene College in 1977 with a B.A. in music and in 1980 with a B.S. in biology. He received his M.D. from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1984. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of North Dakota in 1987.
Judy also was raised by Christian parents, and grew up in Lethbridge, Alberta. She attended Canadian Nazarene College and Northwest Nazarene College, graduating in 1979 with a B.A. degree in Speech and Hearing Therapy.
Andy and Judy met at N.N.C., and were married in 1975. They have lived in several parts of Washington, Idaho, Montana and North Dakota. They have three children. Drew is 28, and lives with his wife Andrea, and son Andy in Seattle, Washingtion. Amy is 27 and living in Nampa. Sam is 22, and a senior at Northwest Nazarene University.
Prior to their appointment as missionaries, Andy served as an Associate Pastor in Washington State from 1975-1977. Later he practiced medicine in Chester, Montana from 1987-1991, and in Arlington, Washington from 1991-2002.
Both Andy and Judy have had a lifelong interest and love for missions and are thrilled to have received a call from God to full-time missions. Their vision is to reach the unsaved through compassionate ministries.