Charles Andrew "Andy" Stanley (born May 16, 1958) is the senior pastor of North Point Community Church, Buckhead Church, Browns Bridge Church, Gwinnett Church, Woodstock City Church, and Decatur City Church.
He also founded North Point Ministries, which is a worldwide Christian organization.
Stanley received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Georgia State University and later earned a masters degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. After working for several years as Associate Pastor and Minister to Students at First Baptist Atlanta, he and five others founded North Point Community Church in 1995. The church has now grown to six campuses and over 32,000 attenders each week, making it one of the largest churches in the United States. North Point Ministries has also helped plant 20 strategic partner churches in the US and Canada. In 2010 a survey of U.S. pastors found Stanley to be the 10th most influential living preacher. Buckhead Church was featured in a 2006 article in USA Today regarding its innovative use of high-definition video in the place of a live speaker.
In January 2009, Stanley was selected to be the fourth speaker at the National Prayer Service following the Presidential inauguration...
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