Exact dates are uncertain. Concerning Andrew’s death, tradition holds that he was martyred on an X-shaped cross. (An interesting sidenote: that symbol is now on the flag of Great Britain and represents Scotland, whose patron Saint is Andrew.)
Andrew’s home town was Bethsaida of Galilee. He made his living as a fisherman, with his brother Simon Peter, on the Sea of Galilee prior to his calling as a disciple of Jesus.
Andrew was apparently a disciple of John the Baptist. He was Simon Peter’s brother, and first introduced Simon Peter to Jesus. They were later called together to become disciples of Jesus. Andrew was not as prominent as his brother in early Church leadership, although he is usually listed as either second or fourth in scriptural lists of the Twelve Apostles.
Interaction with God
Jesus was beginning His ministry when He called on Andrew to put down his fishing nets and follow Him as one of His chosen disciples. Despite the obvious challenges brought by such a life change, Andrew unhesitatingly did so.
Testimony of Christ
Living with the Prophet
Andrew was a disciple of John the Baptist. When Andrew met Jesus, he recognized Him as the Messiah, and went first to his own brother, Simon Peter, to tell him the good news. Unlike Andrew, many of us are sometimes hesitant to tell those we love most how we feel about spiritual matters. Resolve today that before the week is over, you will share with a family member your feelings about your Savior, Jesus Christ.
LDS Bible Dictionary
Oxford Companion to the Bible, edited by Bruce M. Metzger and Michael D. Coogan