Matt Chandler is an American author and a lead teaching pastor of The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas. He also serves as President of Acts 29 network, a partnership of new churches that includes more than 400 congregations in the US and abroad.
He was born in Seattle, Washington on June 20, 1974 and has been married to his wife, Lauren for more than two decades. He and his wife have three children together: Audrey, Reid and Norah.
In 2012, Chandler was chosen to become the President of Acts 29 network, a grouping of new churches with more than 400 congregations both nationally and internationally. However, he was forced out of the leadership position in August 2022 after being accused of exchanging Instagram direct messages with a woman who was not his wife.
As a child, Chandler moved frequently due to his father’s military service. He grew up in Olympia, Washington; Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; Alameda, California; and Galveston, Texas.
The former pastor and author has authored at least 30 books, which have sold millions of copies around the world. He is a popular speaker and conference leader, who has made appearances in many public events.
His wife, Lauren, is also a popular author and speaker. They got married on July 31, 1999. They are the proud parents of Audrey, Reid and Norah.
Chandler is a successful religious leader with a net worth of $75 million. He is a prominent member of the evangelical community and is known for his preaching style and his wealth. He has been criticized by some for his wealth and the “prosperity gospel” that he promotes.