Andy Stanley

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Andy Stanley
Stanley in 2018
Born (1958-05-16) May 16, 1958 (age 62)
Alma mater
Sandra Stanley
(m. 1988)
ReligionChristianity (nondenominational evangelical)
Congregations served
North Point Community Church Edit this at Wikidata

Charles Andrew Stanley (born May 16, 1958), known as Andy Stanley, is the senior pastor of North Point Community Church, a nondenominational Christian Church and Buckhead Church, Browns Bridge Church, Gwinnett Church, Woodstock City Church, and Decatur City Church. He also founded North Point Ministries.


Andy holds an Bachelor's degree in journalism from Georgia State University and a Master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.[1]


Andy Stanley founded North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, in 1995.[2]

He is the author of more than 20 books, including The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating; Ask It; How to Be Rich; Deep & Wide; Enemies of the Heart; When Work & Family Collide; Visioneering; Next Generation Leader; and Irresistible.[3]


In 2017, a survey of U.S. pastors in Outreach Magazine identified Andy as one of the ten most influential living pastors in America.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Stanley now lives in Milton, Georgia, with his wife Sandra and their three adult children: Andrew, Garrett, and Allie.[5] His father is Charles Stanley, the former senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries.

Authored books[edit]

  • Irresistible. Zondervan, 2018. ISBN 978-0-310-53699-4.
  • The New Rules For Love, Sex & Dating. Zondervan, 2014. ISBN 978-0-310-34219-9.
  • How To Be Rich. Zondervan, 2013. ISBN 1624909469.
  • Deep & Wide. Zondervan, 2012. ISBN 0310494842.
  • When Work & Family Collide. Multnomah, 2012. ISBN 1601423799.
  • Enemies of the Heart. Multnomah, 2011. ISBN 1-60142-145-1.
  • The Grace of God. Thomas Nelson, 2010. ISBN 0-8499-4814-2.
  • The Principle of the Path. Thomas Nelson, 2009. ISBN 0-8499-2060-4.
  • Communicating For a Change. Multnomah, 2006. ISBN 1-59052-514-0.
  • Next Generation Leader. Multnomah, 2006. ISBN 1-59052-539-6.
  • It Came From Within!. Multnomah, 2006. ISBN 1-59052-510-8.
  • Fields of Gold. Tyndale, 2006. ISBN 1414311966.
  • The Best Question Ever. Multnomah, 2004. ISBN 1-59052-390-3.
  • Seven Practices of Effective Ministry. Multnomah, 2004. ISBN 1-59052-373-3.
  • Creating Community. Multnomah, 2004. ISBN 1-59052-396-2.
  • Louder Than Words. Multnomah, 2004. ISBN 1-59052-346-6.
  • Can We Do That? Innovative Practices that will Change the Way You Do Church (With Ed Young Jr.). Howard Books, 2004. ISBN 1582294577.
  • How Good Is Good Enough?. Multnomah, 2003. ISBN 1-59052-401-2.
  • Choosing To Cheat. Multnomah, 2002. ISBN 1-59052-329-6.
  • The Seven Checkpoints: Student Journal. Howard Books 2001. ISBN 1-58229-178-0.
  • Visioneering. Multnomah, 1998. ISBN 1-57673-787-X.
  • Like a Rock. Thomas Nelson, 1997. ISBN 0-7852-7612-2.


  1. ^ Atlanta Magazine, 2020 Atlanta 500: Religion, Nonprofits, & Advocacy,, USA, January 17, 2020
  2. ^ John Blake, Two preaching giants and the 'betrayal' that tore them apart,, USA, November 19, 2012
  3. ^ Ed Stetzer, One-on-One with Andy Stanley on ‘Irresistible’,, USA, October 16, 2018
  4. ^ Paul J. Pastor, Andy Stanley: The Agile Apologetic—Part 1,, USA, February 5, 2017
  5. ^ John Blake, Two preaching giants and the 'betrayal' that tore them apart,, USA, November 19, 2012

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