Captain Andy Bailey was welcomed to the Center of Hope Corps in June, 2016. He has served as an active Salvation Army Officer for 8 years. His most recent assignment prior to coming to Sarasota was with The Salvation Army ALM (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi) Division. The father of three daughters, he also spent 10 years working as a Salvation Army employee prior to becoming an officer.
Captain Bailey attended the University of Alabama, Brownville Revival School of Ministry and graduated from FIRE School of Ministry with a degree in Practical Ministry. Captain Bailey has a heart for ministering to the homeless and says one of his joys of ministry is he "loves to see God's transforming hand in the lives of OTHERS as they draw closer to Him."