Andraé Goodnight graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Science from Carver Bible College in Atlanta and received his Masters of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in Saint Louis in 2005.

After a brief period as Interim Pastor at First Baptist Church of Northwoods in Saint Louis, Andraé served as the Youth Pastor of New City Fellowship Presbyterian Church, located in Chattanooga. In February of 2007, he began to work for the the non-profit organization, Hope for the Inner City, as the Programs Director. He later served as the Interim Executive Director for the Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition.

In the summer of 2007, Andraé became an Adjunct Professor at Bryan College specializing in course on Ethics, Philosophy of Worldviews and Bible.

After graduating from the first class of the City of Chattanooga Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Andraé involved himself in bettering his neighborhood by serving as the President of the Oak Grove Neighborhood Association. In 2009, Andraé was elected to the Chattanooga City Council as the 8th District representative, becoming the youngest person ever to hold a local office in Chattanooga. In May 2010, Andraé became the first African-American full-time talk show radio host of “Live and Local” which airs on WGOW 102.3FM.

Andraé resides in the greater Los Angeles area with his wife Cheryl and his children Imani, Zion, Elijah, Isaiah, Eden, and Ephrem. They currently attend Holy Family Catholic Church.

Awards Andraé has received include being named National Association of Social Workers Public Official Award in 2010, being named to the “20 Under 40” List, Chatter Magazine in 2011, and best Director for the short “Baby Steps” and in the 2016 Chattanooga 48 Hour Film Festival.