The Rev. Canon Andrew Brashier serves as the Chancellor for the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy and is the rector of Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd in Pelham, Alabama ( Fr. Andrew is a graduate of Cumberland School of Law, Samford University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Honors and Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Prior to becoming rector of Good Shepherd, Fr. Andrew was a partner at Beasley Allen, one of the nation’s most prestigious plaintiff’s law firms, where he fought for consumer rights for nearly nine years and was named 2018 Fraud Section Lawyer of the Year.

Fr. Andrew’s is a regular contributor to The North American Anglican in his column, Through A Mirror Darkly, and is a co-founder of the Miserable Offenders podcast. Fr. Andrew’s personal work in catechizing his young family of three children led to his first book, A Faith for Generations: A Family Prayer Guide in the Anglican Tradition (available on Amazon), with all proceeds benefitting the ministries of Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd. Fr. Andrew is currently finishing a second book, republishing Bishop John Jewel’s Two Treatises on the Sacraments with a modernization of the texts alongside the original works. His interests include canon law, the Anglican formularies, and church history.


Fr. Andrew is a multi-vocational minister works full-time for the nation’s largest Christian prison ministry as their Senior Legislative Strategist. He also serves the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) on the Governance Task Force and represents the JAFC on the ACNA Provincial Council. In the words of a famous Anglican, “the education of a man is never completed,” and in that spirit Fr. Andrew continues taking master’s courses while raising his family in the faith once delivered.