Andy Stanley

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Andy Stanley
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Pastor Andy Stanley giving a sermon at a Passion conference
Born (1958-05-16) May 16, 1958 (age 56)
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality American
Education Georgia State University
Dallas Theological Seminary
Church Non-Denominational, Evangelical Christian
Congregations served
North Point Community Church
Buckhead Church
Browns Bridge Community Church
Gwinnett Church
Watermarke Church
Decatur City Church
Athens Church
Title Senior pastor

Charles Andrew "Andy" Stanley (born May 16, 1958) is the senior pastor of North Point Community Church, Buckhead Church, Browns Bridge Community Church, Gwinnett Church, Watermarke Church, and Decatur City Church.

He also founded North Point Ministries, which is a worldwide Christian organization.


Andy Stanley was born on May 16, 1958. His father is Dr. Charles F. Stanley, the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta and founder of InTouch Ministries.

Stanley received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Georgia State University and later earned a masters degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. After working for several years as Associate Pastor and Minister to Students at First Baptist Atlanta, he and five others founded North Point Community Church in 1995. The church has now grown to six campuses and over 32,000 attenders each week, making it one of the largest church in the United States.[1] North Point Ministries has also helped plant 20 strategic partner churches[2] in the US and Canada. In 2006, he was voted the 13th most influential Christian in America[3] (20th in 2007), and North Point Community Church was voted the 3rd most influential church in America[4] – while in 2010 a survey of U.S. pastors found Stanley to be the 10th most influential living preacher.[5] Buckhead Church was featured in a 2006 article in USA Today regarding its innovative use of high-definition video in the place of a live speaker.[6]

In January 2009, Stanley was selected to be the fourth speaker at the National Prayer Service following the Presidential inauguration.

In addition, Andy Stanley has been a frequent speaker at Willow Creek Association's Global Leadership Summit. The Summit was founded by Bill Hybels in 1995.

Stanley now lives in Alpharetta, Georgia, with his wife Sandra and their three children: Andrew, Garrett, and Allie.

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