The Village Church
Matt Chandler is lead pastor of The Village Church in Highland Village Texas. The church has seen phenomenal growth over the last few years. Matt was appointed lead pastor when the congregation was a 160 in size. Now it is well over 11000 worshippers attending services across the churches four campuses, Flower Mound, Denton, Dallas Northway and Forth Worth (which launched in September 2013).
During the Thanksgiving morning of 2009 Matt Chandler suffered a seizure. He was diagnosed with anaplastic oligodendroglioma, which is a malignant brain tumour. The Village Church Podcast details a full account of what happened and what Matt believed he learned through the ordeal. In September 2010 he was given a clean bill of health.
Chandler has conducted many interviews and been very open about his illness. There are many interviews on YouTube where Matt talks about what happened in more detail:
Books by Matt Chandler
Many writers have compared Matt Chandler to Mark Driscoll because of the similarities between the two in terms of preaching style. There are obvious other similarities in that they are both relatively young and lead large growing congregations.
Matt is married to Lauren and they have three children, Audrey, Reid and Norah.
You can follow Matt Chandler on twitter – https://twitter.com/MattChandler74