Andrew Potter grew up in Michigan and in his freshman year at Michigan State University became involved with evangelical Christianity. After studying computer information science he began working as a computer programmer in 1985, a career which he practiced full time until 1999.
In the early 1990s he moved to Dortmund Germany. This was a long process which included a two year stint living in southern England near Maidstone.
In 1999 he began studying theology full time at the Freie Theologische Akademie in Giessen Germany (now FTH). He graduated from the FTA in 2004 with a degree at a master’s niveau but unfortunately not recognized by the German government. In 2006 he received an accredited Master’s degree from the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit in Leuven Belgium. Subsequently he enrolled in the PhD program at the ETF and is currently working in his Doctorate.