Matt Chandler serves as lead pastor for teaching at The Village Church in Dallas, Texas. He assumed this role in August 2002 after several years of serving on a local church staff and as an itinerant preacher. Matt is involved in church planting around Dallas and across the world through The Village Church and other partnerships such as Acts 29, which he serves as president. He is the author of The Explicit Gospel and Creature of the Word. He and his wife, Lauren, live with their three children in Highland Village, Texas.