Matt Chandler

Matt Chandler

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).

Brain Tumour

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

The Explicit Gospel (Re:Lit)
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Crossway Books (30 Jun 2014)
ISBN-10: 1433542110
ISBN-13: 978-1433542114
Dimensions: 1.5 x 13.8 x 21.3 cm
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Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church

Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: Broadman & Holman Publishers (1 Oct 2012)
ISBN-10: 1433678624
ISBN-13: 978-1433678622
Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.7 x 1.8 cm
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To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain

Book Details
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: David C Cook Publishing Company (9 Jan 2013)
ISBN-10: 1434706850
ISBN-13: 978-1434706850
Dimensions: 21.8 x 15 x 2.1 cm
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The Scriptures Testify about Me: Jesus and the Gospel in the Old Testament (The Gospel Coalition)
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Crossway; 1 edition (April 30, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1433538083
ISBN-13: 978-1433538087
Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.5 inches
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Gospel-Centered Discipleship (Re:Lit)
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Crossway; 1 edition (March 31, 2012)
ISBN-10: 143353021X
ISBN-13: 978-1433530210
Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
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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.

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