Beccai Called to Ministry

October 31, 2018 | Katie Fellows

Andreas Beccai never envisioned himself becoming a pastor, even though the Holy Spirit kept nudging him in that direction.

Born in Accra, Ghana, Beccai moved to Reading, England, at age 7 with his family. Intending to go into a different career field, he earned a law and business undergraduate degree from Keele University in Staffordshire. After graduation, Beccai visited with a Christian entrepreneur he had known, and the man told him how he’d always envisioned Beccai as a pastor. Those words rekindled the Holy Spirit's prompts.

Beccai spent a few days in reflection, applied for seminary studies at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich., and moved around the globe to begin his Master of Divinity degree. This God-prompted decision had multiple benefits, including meeting Cassandre Nonon during a church history class. The couple married two years later.

With their studies finished in 2012, the couple moved to Washington to work first at Auburn Adventist Academy and then at Green Lake Church. During this time, the couple welcome their daughter, Eden.

In 2015, Beccai felt a divine calling that led him and his family to Volunteer Park Church in Seattle, where he now serves as pastor.

Pastoral leaders, family and church family affirmed Beccai's ministry on Sept. 8 at an ordination ceremony.

“I’ve been so impressed by his engagement with this congregation and this city," says Kurt Johns, Beccai's friend. "There are real people with real needs, and I see Andreas working and giving his heart to that.”