Matt Chandler
Pastor, Author, Speaker

Matt Chandler serves as Lead Pastor of Teaching at The Village Church in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. He came to The Village in December 2002 and describes his tenure as a replanting effort where he was involved in changing the theological and philosophical culture of the congregation. The church has witnessed a tremendous response growing from 160 people to over 11,000 with campuses in Flower Mound, Dallas, Denton and Fort Worth.

Matt is currently involved in church planting efforts both locally and internationally through The Village and various strategic partnerships. He serves as president of Acts 29, a worldwide church-planting organization. Over the last 10 years, Acts 29 has emerged from a small band of brothers to nearly 500 churches in the United States and around the world.

Beyond speaking at conferences throughout the world, Matt has also written three books, The Explicit Gospel, published in April 2012, Creature of the Word, released in October 2012, and To Live is Christ To Die is Gain, released in September 2013. His greatest joy outside of Jesus is being married to Lauren and being a dad to their three children, Audrey, Reid and Norah.

Articles + Resources


Matt Chandler Interview on Releasing Multisite Campuses


Matt Chandler’s HeroMaker Story


Rethinking Preaching

In this main session from Exponential East 2014, Matt Chandler rethinks preaching in light of two Luke 15 parables. He…


What Gospel Are You Preaching?

Known for his laser-focused, gospel-centered teaching, Exponential East speaker Matt Chandler talks preaching with Dave Ferguson in this podcast interview and shares why…


Matt Chandler Main Session

Exponential 2010 Main Session with Matt Chandler.

The Jesus Adhesive: Disciples That Stick


The Leader's Capacity to Make Disciples

2009 Exponential Conference Post-Launch Track.  We all have the same mission: "Go make disciples."  Often God uses us in unique…

Together Toward Maturity

2009 Exponential Conference Nuts and Bolts Track with Matt Chandler. Leading a staff full of broken people while being broken…


Pre-Launch: Transparent Leadership DNA

2007 Exponential Conference Pre-Launch Track.  Establishing a healthy leadership DNA in the new church starts with dealing with our own…