Combining his soulful and powerful delivery of God’s message, Andre has been giving the best part of his heart through singing, playing the drums, organ and keyboard. Recently, answering the call to preach. He was born 08/15/1988 in Houston, TX to Carolyn Simmons and John franklin. Andre started his singing ministry at a young age when he and his mother moved to Texarkana, Tx before turning one years of age. Andre didn’t embrace singing and started his musical career playing the drums. Andre traveled the surrounding areas playing drums and at the age of 8 he found a new love for the keyboard and later the organ. Andre currently receive request to play for conferences, artist and preachers.
Later, Andre’s love for music and choirs encouraged him to start singing. He started singing with a group called sounds of praise and later started a group called Giedion. During that time his love for ministry thrust him into his singing career where he has opened up for many artist, such as Tonex, Marvin Sapp, Smokie Norful, Yolanda Adams, etc. Andre was sought out by the prince of Gospel, John P. Kee and has traveled with him on a few spot dates during his tour. Without naming all, Andre has been on the stage with many of the great artist who’s music plays on our radios and in our homes today. Today, Andre is a songwriter, lyric/ music arranger and a sought minstrel and psalmist. Great husband, father and friend. Andre is married to the beautiful Regina Simmons-Franklin, they share in the blending love of 5 girls and one son. His moto has been, no matter what I can’t give up, I must keep pushing, I was created for this! I may get knocked down but I can’t stay down, I must keep pushing because I was created for this! Psalms 84:1and Jeremiah 29:11 are the scriptures that help contribute to pushing him forward.