Matt Chandler, the pastor of Village Church, and his wife Laura, who have been married for 23 years, surely did not see this message scandal coming.
The Texas church’s main pastor was placed on leave on Sunday after his ‘unwise’ messages were shared with the church elders.
Though the pastor argues that the communications were not sexual or romantic, the church leaders believe they did not meet the biblical standard.
Matt has been the pastor of the influential Southern Baptist Village Church since 2002 and is one of the network’s presidents.
The 48-year-old pastor agreed with the statement made by the church elder and said that he saw red flags several months ago when the woman approached him in the foyer of the church.
|Full Name||Matt Chandler|
|Date of Birth||June 20, 1974|
|Spouse Name||Lauren Chandler|
|Children||3 (Audrey, Reid, Norah)|
Pastor Matt Chandler’s Wife, Lauren Chandler
Lauren Chandler is a Texas-based writer, worship leader, and speaker. She is currently making headlines as the wife of the unfaithful pastor Matt Chandler.
Lauren is also a gospel singer who has released a worship album called Narrow Place and performs often at the Village Church.
The couple married on July 31, 1999, and celebrated their 23rd anniversary last month with a heartfelt post for each other. “Happy 23rd Anniversary! What a gift of God’s grace you are to me,” Matt captioned his post.
“Over these decades together, your unfailing friendship and affection have given me immense bravery, and your happy and serious love for Jesus has spurred me on and pulled me forward,” he concluded. I’m so glad you said yes all those years ago! ”
Matt Chandler Children: Norah, Reid, Audrey Chandler
Matt Chandler and Lauren Chandler are parents to three children, Norah, Reid and Audrey.
The 13-year-old Norah Chandler is the youngest of the three children. The teenager, who was born on May 29, is described by her mother as an active child with a bright attitude.
The youngster is a cheerleader in middle school and enjoys horseback riding, though not as much as her older sister.
The middle child Reid is the couple’s only son. Reid Chandler is 16 years old and was born on November 4, 2005. The high schooler attends Coram Deo Academy, a classical Christian school in Dallas, Texas.
The 16-year-old is 5 ft 10 inches tall and has followed in his father’s footsteps as a star football player for his school. Reid, wearing jersey number 34, was a member of the team that just defeated Covenant Christian 14-12.
Reid is currently seeing Britney Ferrington, and the young couple appears to enjoy each other’s company.
Audrey Chandler, the third child, was born on February 6. Every year on February 6, the couple’s oldest daughter celebrates her birthday.
Audrey Chander is the one in the family that loves horseriding even more than her younger sister Norah Chandler. Audrey means noble strength and as said by her mother, the firstborn has lived up to it.