Andrew Barron is Chief of Station at the Canadian branch of Jews for Jesus in Toronto. He was a science student whose studies in astronomy caused him to wonder about the vastness and complexity of the universe. In 1981, while helping to design and plan space shuttle missions for the United States Space Program, he came across a gospel pamphlet from Jews for Jesus and wrote a letter to the organization. One of the staff had a short speaking tour in Denver and arranged a meeting with Andrew to discuss Jesus. Shortly after their meeting, Andrew was convinced of Jesus’ Messiahship. He has served with the Los Angeles Branch, been a team leader on numerous Jews for Jesus Summer Witnessing Campaigns and pioneered the work of Jews for Jesus in South Africa. He and his wife, Laura (also a Jewish believer in Jesus) reside in North York, Ontario, with their three children Rafael, Ketzia and Simona.
Laura and her husband, Andrew, are pioneers of the first overseas branch of Jews for Jesus in South Africa. Andrew is the director of Jews for Jesus Canada and Laura does editing work, special projects and events, and speaks on behalf of the organization. Currently, she spends most of her time with her three children: Rafi, Ketzia and Simona.
Laura is a graduate of San Diego State University with a B.A. in English literature. She also has a master’s degree in Missiology with emphasis on Jewish studies from the Fuller School of World Missions in Pasadena, CA.