Sheldon Andrus, born in New Orleans, LA, accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at the age of 12. He entered into music ministry at age of 13. Under the leadership of the Greater St. Stephen’s Music Ministry and Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr. Sheldon spent many of his formative years studying at the feet of great musicians, directors and worship leaders.
In the fall of 2006 Sheldon began ESSENCE an Urban Contemporary Christian group while attending Ohio University. The unique sound and style of the group reaches people of all denominations, races, colors, and worship styles. ESSENCE has traveled extensively throughout Ohio, West Virginia and Michigan as well as D.C. In the summer of 2009 ESSENCE released it’s debut album Essence of Praise.
At the age of 21 Sheldon has accomplished a great deal. Sheldon serves as the Minister of Music at Refreshing Waters Ministries in Athens, OH under the auspice of Pastor Robert A. Crable and Co-Pastor Lisa V. Crable. Under his leadership RWM Worship Arts Ministry has grown to encompass a Praise & Worship Team, Choir, Band, Dance Ministry, and Technical Staff. Sheldon also serves as President and CEO of Essence Gospel, LLC. He strives to create a unique multi-cultural, spirit lead, and dynamic worship service that embraces the believer and establishes an atmosphere to encounter God in the Holy of Holies.
For ministry, production, songwriting, worship, or outreach, Sheldon Andrus will meet and exceed your expectations. Sheldon can be reached at email@example.com or by calling the Refreshing Waters Ministries offices at 740.593.8084.
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