Andy "Crash" Connell

Partnership & Community Development
Paris, TX
First Job:
Radio: KIXS, Killeen, TX. Pre-radio: Portable building sales (for family business)
Family Ties:
Wife, Katie (Halbach) Sherwood, Wisconsin, 3 children; Tasia, Korey, and Patrick Ray. 4 brothers, 1 sister, and hundreds of Connells scattered throughout the southern U.S. (mostly central Texas).
Claim to Fame:
Known in the midwest radio arena as "Crash Kelly" on WJJO Madison, Y100 Green Bay, and WXMM in Oshkosh. Film, voice and stage actor and stand up comedian.
Sharing Christ, volunteer work, reading, community theatre, and napping.
Guilty Pleasure:
Texas BBQ beef brisket
Favorite TV shows/Movies:
My wife and I gave up broadcast/cable TV a few years ago, now when time allows, we rent/buy Christian movies (PureFlix etc.) Veggie Tales, and DVD bible/teaching series. Anything Star Trek or Avengers gets added to our collection.
We're all allergic to most animals, so we have a goldfish, Auggie.
How did you end up working at the Q?
n 2009, I met Amy Spreeman at a social media breakfast gathering and over the months we managed to keep in touch through social media. She introduced me to Mike LeMay in July of 2013. My wife and I had the opportunity to join the Lakeshore Communications evangelism team for upcoming public events. God's perfect timing, new ministry expansions, and one accord discipleship passions brought us together in October, 2013.
Favorite Bible Passage:
For years we stood on Mark 10:27, and most recently my heart lingers on Ephesians 5:14.
My prayer for Q-90:
For all that are partnering in our ministry surrender who we are and what He blesses with to His Lordship and Sovereignt. That Jesus Christ be glorified in all we do, say, and share.
Who did you want to be like when you were growing up?
Captain Kirk
If you were granted one wish, what would it be and why?
Even though it would put millions out of work and I realize this is a selfish; I would wish that eating bananas (I love bananas) would cure all cancers.
What were the last three books you read?
The Cure by Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol, John S Lynch - Multiply by Francis Chan - Crazy Love by Francis Chan.
If you could spend a whole day with somebody famous, who would it be and why?
By my last statements, you can probably guess. I love Francis Chan's renewed heart for the 'least of these' and inner city mission calling.
What's your favorite candy and soda?
Red Hots, and A&W Root Beer.