Matt Chandler (born June 20, 1974) is the lead pastor of teaching at The Village Church, a Southern Baptist church in Flower Mound, Texas and the President of the Acts 29 Network. As of October 2012, Chandler was in the top five of the leading podcasts on iTunes.Chandler's first book, co-authored with Jared Wilson, The Explicit Gospel, was released in 2012. In it he explains what the gospel is and how it has been misunderstood.
Chandler was born in Seattle, Washington. His father was in the military, causing him to move multiple times. They lived in Olympia, Washington; Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; Alameda, California and Galveston, Texas. In Texas, the 6' 5" Chandler was a member of the high school football team.
He oftens refers to the fact that Jeff Faircloth, a football teammate, was quick to share the good news of Jesus with him in a way that intrigued Chandler. Over the course of two years, Chandler attended church gatherings, opposed the beliefs, raised questions and doubts against Christianity and eventually submitted his life to the Lordship of Christ...
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