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Matt Chandler 

By Michelle     August 30, 2022

Matt Chandler was born June 20, 1974 in Seattle, Washington.

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Matt Chandler 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.

Chandler acquired his first job, as a janitor at Pine Drive Christian School in Dickinson, Texas.


Chandler moved to Abilene, Texas where he attended Hardin-Simmons University.

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In August 2022, Chandler took a leave of absence from the Village Church after reportedly exchanging multiple Instagram direct messages with a woman who was not his wife.

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He confessed an inappropriate online relationship with a woman other than his wife and said he is taking a leave of absence.


Chandler has spent years responding in the worst possible ways to sexual abuse and inappropriate behavior.

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Chandler believes the growth after his arrival helped him to make many changes, including switching to all male eldership.

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