Andrew McDonough is the creator, writer and illustrator. Way back in 1989 as a young Bible college student, Andrew was asked to give the dreaded ‘children’s talk’ at a large church. Andrew possessed one talent: he could draw sheep. He bought some overhead projector film and drew up the story of Cecil. The congregation loved it, so Andrew continued to draw stories to use with kids and adults. Other students, pastors and teachers started borrowing the stories. . . .
Before devoting all his time to Lost Sheep, Andrew was pastor of the WestCare community in Adelaide South Australia. WestCare is an inner city Baptist mission working amongst the homeless, supporting people struggling with addictions and advocating for refugees. Andrew is still part of the WestCare community and hopes that the Lost Sheep stories will result in a generation of kids who follow Jesus by caring about those who are at the edge of our society. He regularly tells stories and conducts workshops in schools and churches.