Matt Chandler

Matt Chandler is the lead pastor of the Village Church, a 11,000-member Southern Baptist megachurch with five campuses in the Dallas area, and the president of the Acts 29 Network. A leader in the Reformed movement, Chandler succeeded Acts 29 founder Mark Driscoll to take over the church-planting organization starting in 2012. The Texas pastor survived brain cancer, having surgery to remove a tumor and treat the condition with chemo when he was just 35. His wife, Lauren Chandler, is a singer and worship leader.

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Matt Chandler, the Preacher Stung by Joy
Matt Chandler, the Preacher Stung by JoySubscriber Access Only
The young Reformed pastor is supposed to take the Acts 29 Network to the ends of the earth. Why he may be just the man to do it.
  • Acts 29 CEO Removed Amid  ‘Accusations of Abusive Leadership’
    Acts 29 CEO Removed Amid ‘Accusations of Abusive Leadership’
    Steve Timmis was acclaimed for his model of close church community. But former members claim that inside The Crowded House, he resorted to bullying and control.
  • Max Lucado, Beth Moore, and Hundreds of Evangelicals Call for Immigration Reform … Again
    Max Lucado, Beth Moore, and Hundreds of Evangelicals Call for Immigration Reform … Again
    A year after their letter opposing the refugee ban, the biggest names in the church are defending Dreamers, persecuted Christians, and more.
  • The Rise of Reformed Charismatics
    The Rise of Reformed CharismaticsSubscriber Access Only
    A 21st-century global movement sets the Word on fire with gospel preaching and powerful spiritual gifts.
  • Matt Chandler Never Wanted a Big Church. How He Ended Up With Six.
    Matt Chandler Never Wanted a Big Church. How He Ended Up With Six.Subscriber Access Only
    Over the next five years, each Dallas-area location gets a Village of its own.
  • What Matt Chandler and Tim Keller’s Churches’ Transitions Mean for the Multisite Movement
    What Matt Chandler and Tim Keller’s Churches’ Transitions Mean for the Multisite Movement
    After the influential Texas and New York bodies announce that their campuses are becoming autonomous, what’s next?
  • Matt Chandler’s Village Church Ends Multisite Era
    Matt Chandler’s Village Church Ends Multisite Era
    Why the Dallas megachurch has decided to go from one church to six.
  • The Rise of the Nons: Protestants Keep Ditching Denominations
    The Rise of the Nons: Protestants Keep Ditching DenominationsSubscriber Access Only
    Nondenominational identity has doubled in the US since 2000, Gallup finds.
  • Lauren Chandler: How God Wrings Out Praise During Tough Times
    Lauren Chandler: How God Wrings Out Praise During Tough TimesSubscriber Access Only
    The singer, pastor’s wife, and author opens up about God’s ‘Steadfast Love.’
  • Former Member Accepts Acts 29 Megachurch Apology in Church Discipline Case
    Former Member Accepts Acts 29 Megachurch Apology in Church Discipline Case Subscriber Access Only
    Matt Chandler says Village Church will review its practices.
  • Acts 29 Removes Mars Hill, Asks Mark Driscoll To Step Down and Seek Help
    Acts 29 Removes Mars Hill, Asks Mark Driscoll To Step Down and Seek Help
    (UPDATED) Mars Hill cancels Resurgence conference. Paul Tripp says Driscoll's accountability model will never work. Board insists 'making real progress' on problems.