Andrew Bolton


Andrew Bolton



A native of Lancashire, England and raised Roman Catholic, Andrew first met the Community of Christ in Germany and was baptized at the age of 22 in Penllergaer, South Wales. He served for 25 years as a volunteer minister and pastor in the UK before moving to the USA in 1998 to coordinate Peace and Justice Ministries for Community of Christ.  He served as an Apostle in the Council of Twelve Apostles from 2007 to 2016 with responsibility for supporting and growing ministries in Asia and among Native Americans.

His books include Sermon on the Mount: Foundations for an International Peace Church, Military Service; Pacifism and Discipleship – a diversity of Callings? and with Jane Gardner, he is editor of The Sacraments: Symbol, Meaning and Discipleship. He is one of the authors of the new introductory history “In Pursuit of Peace: Community of Christ’s Journey.”

Andrew and Jewell (Holmes) have been married 39 years and have two children, Matthew and David. David is married to Laura and together they are site co-directors for the Nauvoo, Illinois Community of Christ historic site.  Matthew is married to Emily, a convinced Mennonite. Both teach at Pace University in Manhattan, New York.

Andrew and Jewell  have lived in an experimental Zionic Community called Harvest Hills, Independence, MO for 18 years.  They plan to return to serve in the United Kingdom.

January 31, 2017