Rev. Andy Quient is the Executive Minister of The American Baptist Churches of Los Angeles, Southwest & Hawaii. He has been an American Baptist Pastor since 1996 and has enjoyed positions in youth ministry, church planting and other pastoral assignments.

Andy left a highly successful career in international sales and management for a life in ministry and hasn’t looked back. As a former elite executive trainer, he now has a passion for seeing his fellow ministers communicate “persuasively with love.” His philosophy of ministry centers around John 10:10. His deep desire is to see people live the abundant life that God has promised. He graduated summa cum laude from Talbot School of Theology.

A native Californian, Andy, and his wife of 32 years, Lisa, reside in Seal Beach, though he has lived in Australia, Hawaii, Tennessee, Minnesota, and Utah. Well-travelled, the couple prefers Southern California where they love that such diverse people groups live in relative harmony. They have four incredible (they admit to being biased) daughters: Valerie and Allison, age 29, and Tracy and Kathy, age 26. Additionally, they have a remarkable (again, biased) son-in-law, Nick.