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 58)
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality American
Education Georgia State University
Dallas Theological Seminary
Spouse(s) Sandra Stanley
Children Garrett Stanley
Andrew Stanley
Allison Stanley
Church Non-Denominational, Evangelical Christian
Congregations served
North Point Community Church
Buckhead Church
Browns Bridge Church
Gwinnett Church
Woodstock City Church
Decatur City 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 Church, Gwinnett Church, Woodstock City Church, and Decatur City Church.

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


Stanley received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Georgia State University and later earned a master's 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 churches in the United States.[1] North Point Ministries has also helped plant 20 strategic partner churches[2] in the US and Canada. In 2010 a survey of U.S. pastors found Stanley to be the 10th most influential living preacher.[3] 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.[4]

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.

Personal life[edit]

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

Authored books[edit]


  1. ^ "The 2014 Outreach 100 Listings of America's Largest and Fastest-Growing Churches". Outreach Magazine / LifeWay Research. Retrieved 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ North Point Ministries Strategic Partner Churches
  3. ^ Hauss, Kimberlee (February 4, 2010). "Graham tops list of most influential preachers". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved January 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ USA Today Godcasting

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