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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 theActs 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 Matt Chandler explains what the gospel is and how it has been misunderstood.
Matt 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" Matt Chandler was a member of the high school football team. Matt Chandler 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 Matt Chandler . Over the course of two years, Matt Chandler attended church gatherings, opposed the beliefs, raised questions and doubts against Christianity and eventually submitted his life to the Lordship of Christ.
Following high school, Matt Chandler acquired his first job, as a janitor at Pine Drive Christian School in Dickinson, Texas. Matt Chandler first spoke in front of a crowd when Matt Chandler was asked to share his testimony at a high school chapel. Matt Chandler was then offered a job as a youth minister at a small Baptist church in La Marque, Texas at the age of 18. Matt Chandler moved to Abilene, Texas where Matt Chandler attended Hardin-Simmons University. While there, Chandler began leading the weekly Grace Bible Study at the Paramount Theater,which grew from a couple of hundred attendees to a couple of thousand. Chandler earned a Bible degree from Hardin-Simmons University. In 1996, Matt Chandler was hired by Beltway Park Baptist Church under pastor David McQueen. In 1999, Matt Chandler started a non-profit called Waiting Room Ministries with close friendShane Barnard.. Matt Chandler twice started seminary classes but dropped out both times because Matt Chandler felt that Matt Chandler had acquired the tools Matt Chandler was learning from seminary back in bible school. Matt Chandler married his wife, Lauren, on July 31, 1999, and they have three children: Audrey, Reid and Norah.