Andy Banton studied at London Seminary in the late 1980s. He has served with the Open–Air Mission for nearly twenty–one years and has been its General Secretary for sixteen years. His role involves the day–to–day running of the Mission and preaching in various churches around the country. He also preaches in the open air on a regular basis and takes assemblies in three local schools every half–term. Andy and his wife, Ruth, live in Dunstable. They have four children.