About St. Andrew
The Catholic community north of the Missouri River was challenged in 1974 to start a church in Holts Summit. Warning of possible serious difficulties in doing so, Fr. John Buchanan pastor of St. Peter in Jefferson City asked the community to try. Lacking initial monetary means for a church, the people came together and built a strong community. The first Mass was held outdoors and was followed by liturgies in the firehouse and civic center.
As the parish membership grew, means were found over the next 30 years for the construction of a multipurpose building. Members of the parish proudly and joyfully processed into their new church on its dedication day, October 19, 2003.