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Andy Stanley

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Andy Stanley
Stanley in 2018
EducationGeorgia State University (BA)
Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM)
Sandra Stanley
(m. 1988)
ReligionChristianity (nondenominational evangelical)
Congregations served
North Point Community Church
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Charles Andrew Stanley, known as Andy Stanley, is an American who is the founder and senior pastor of North Point Ministries, a nondenominational evangelical Christian church with several campuses across the north and south metro Atlanta areas. He is the founder and senior pastor of North Point Community Church.

Early life and education[edit]

Stanley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Georgia State University and a Master of Theology 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 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] In 2016, his podcast won the Academy of Podcasters award for best spirituality and religion podcast.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Stanley now lives outside of Atlanta with his wife, Sandra, and their three adult children.[6] He is the son of Charles Stanley, the former senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries. Charles Stanley died on April 18, 2023.[7]

Authored books[edit]

  • Parenting: Getting It Right. Zondervan, 2023 ISBN 978-0310366270
  • Not in It to Win It: Why Choosing Sides Sidelines The Church. Zondervan, 2022 ISBN 978-0310138921
  • Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets. Zondervan, 2020 ISBN 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, atlantamagazine.com, USA, January 17, 2020
  2. ^ John Blake, Two preaching giants and the 'betrayal' that tore them apart, cnn.com, USA, November 19, 2012
  3. ^ [1] About Andy Stanley, AndyStanley.com
  4. ^ Paul J. Pastor, Andy Stanley: The Agile Apologetic—Part 1, outreachmagazine.com, USA, February 5, 2017
  5. ^ "Academy of Podcasters: Past Winners". Academy of Podcasters. Podcast Movement. Archived from the original on October 3, 2017.
  6. ^ John Blake, Two preaching giants and the 'betrayal' that tore them apart, cnn.com, USA, November 19, 2012
  7. ^ Charles Stanley, pivotal SBC president, TV preacher, dies

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