Andy Stanley

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Andy Stanley
Stanley in 2018
Born (1958-05-16) May 16, 1958 (age 63)
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 founder and senior pastor of North Point Ministries, a nondenominational evangelical Christian church with several campuses across the north metro Atlanta area: North Point Community Church, Buckhead Church, Browns Bridge Church, Woodstock City Church, Gwinnett Church, Decatur City Church, and East Cobb Church.


Stanley holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Georgia State University and a master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.[1]


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

Stanley is the author of more than 20 books, including Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets; 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. His television program Your Move with Andy Stanley [2] has been broadcast since 2012.[3]


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

Personal life[edit]

Stanley now lives outside of Atlanta, GA, with his wife Sandra and their three adult children.[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]

  • Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets. Zondervan, 2020 (ISBN-13 : 978-0310537083)
  • 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. ^ [1] About Andy Stanley,
  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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