Born in Williamstown, New Jersey, Drew studied Political Science at the University of Chicago, and went on to gain his M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. While studying Political Science, with a focus in International Relations, Drew was forced to reevaluate the role of the church in a world where violence is the norm and power is the goal. He was convicted that the church must bear witness to a new way of being human, a way of being that does not collude with the status quo. During his seminary years Drew worked as full-time staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, ministering with college students in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Drew and his wife Genay recently planted a church, Hope East Village, in the East Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. Hope East Village is part of a larger family of churches in the NYC area, Hope Church NYC.

He is blessed to share life with his wife Genay, and their twin daughters, Zora and Suhaila.