Andrew was a disciple of John the Baptist and was probably drawn to Jesus at his Jordan River baptism. He left John to become Jesus’ first disciple.
Andrew introduced his brother, Peter, to Jesus and seemed to be content to follow in Peter’s leadership shadow. Being simple, hardworking fishermen on the Sea of Galilee, these brothers were strong, hardy men that devoted themselves to their tasks.
Andrew was crucified on an X shaped cross in Greece after being severely whipped by soldiers. They lashed his body to the cross to prolong his agony. For two days he clung to life preaching the good news to his tormentors.