Francis Chan

Church Planter

Francis Chan

Francis Chan is a church planter in San Francisco and former pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, CA. He is the host of the BASIC series and launched a discipleship movement called Multiply with David Platt. He is a member of the board of directors for Children's Hunger Fund and World Impact.

He is also the author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, and Multiply, and coauthor with his wife of You and Me Forever.

Francis and his wife, Lisa, have five children and live in Northern California.


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    Subscriber Access OnlyWhy People Get So Mad at Pastors
    There's more going on than clashing personalities.
  • Subscriber Access OnlyFrancis Chan Gives Up
    "I cannot make someone fall in love with Jesus."
  • Subscriber Access OnlyCatching Waves
    Francis Chan says we should stop trying to make people love Jesus, and learn to rely on prayer, elders, and the Holy Spirit instead.
  • Francis Chan: Turning up the Heat
    Subscriber Access OnlyFrancis Chan: Turning up the Heat
    Are you willing to call people to the same level of commitment that Jesus did, even if it means a smaller crowd?


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