Andy Stanley Biography
Andy Stanley born Charles Andrew Stanley, is a communicator, author and senior pastor of North Point Community Church, Buckhead Church, Browns Bridge Church, Gwinnett Church, Woodstock City Church, and Decatur City Church. He was born on May 16, 1958.
Andy Stanley holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from Georgia State University and a master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Andy Stanley Age
He was born on May 16, 1958.
Andy Stanley Wife
His wife is Sandra and they have three adult children: Andrew, Garrett, and Allie.
Andy Stanley Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $40 million.
His father is Dr. Charles Stanley, the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta and founder of InTouch Ministries. After working for several years as Associate Pastor and Minister to Students at First Baptist Atlanta, he and five others founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries in 1995. Today, NPM is comprised of six churches in the Atlanta area and a network of 50 churches around the globe, collectively serving nearly 90,000 people weekly. A survey of U.S. pastors in Outreach Magazine identified Andy Stanley as one of the top 10 most influential living pastors in America.
In 2012, Your Move with Andy Stanley premiered on NBC after Saturday Night Live, giving Andy an even wider audience with which to share his culturally relevant, practical insights for life and leadership. Currently, over six million episodes are viewed each month through television and podcast, underscoring his impact not only as a communicator but also as an influencer of culture.
For over two decades, he has been speaking at leadership events around the world. In high demand, he speaks to nearly 200,000 people at various annual events before audiences of both church and organizational leaders, including conferences such as Catalyst, Leadercast, and the Willow Creek Association Global Leadership Summit. The Summit was founded by Bill Hybels in 1995.
Andy Stanley Books
The author of 20-plus 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; and Next Generation Leader.
- The New Rules For Love, Sex & Dating
- How To Be Rich
- Deep & Wide
- When Work & Family Collide
- Enemies of the Heart
- The Grace of God
- The Principle of the Path
- Communicating For a Change
- Next Generation Leader
- It Came From Within!
- Fields of Gold
- The Best Question Ever
- Seven Practices of Effective Ministry
- Creating Community
- Louder Than Words
- Can We Do That? Innovative Practices that will Change the Way You Do Church (With Ed Young Jr.)
- How Good Is Good Enough?
- Choosing To Cheat
- The Seven Checkpoints: Student Journal
- Like a Rock
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‘I Never Suggested We Un-Hitch’: Andy Stanley Walks Back on Controversial Sermon
Updated On: 18th May 2018
Evangelist Andy Stanley is firing back at critics and says he never suggested that the Church “unhitch” from the Old Testament scripture.
The senior pastor at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, clarified a statement he made during a sermon in late April in reference to Acts 15.
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“Well, I never suggested we ‘un-hitch’ from a passage of Scripture or a specific biblical imperative,” he told Relevant Magazine. “Again, I was teaching through Acts 15 where Peter, James and Paul recommended the first-century church unhitch (my word, I’m open to an alternative) the law of Moses from the Gospel being preached to Gentiles in Antioch.”
The influential speaker came under fire for the comments made in the last part of a three-part series called “Aftermath: Not Difficult”.
“(First Century) Church leaders unhitched the church from the worldview, value system, and regulations of the Jewish scriptures,” Stanley said on the series. “Peter, James, Paul elected to unhitch the Christian faith from their Jewish scriptures, and my friends, we must as well.”
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He pointed out that the early Church and the disciples did not require the newly converted Gentiles to follow all of the laws in the Old Testament or Torah in order to join the church.
Pastors and teachers took to Twitter to criticize Stanley for his comments.
But Stanley told Relevant Magazine that instead of criticising him leaders should have used it as an opportunity to be a “student” and listen to his message in its entirety.
“The folks in our churches understood the point I was making. Anyone who listened to all three parts of the series probably understood the point I was making. Anyone who heard my Christmas or Easter message understood the point I was making,” he said. “So I guess the point I’m making is that anyone who really wanted to know what I meant by what I said could figure that out pretty easily. But it might require listening to more than one message!”
“I approach a message series like a single sermon,” Stanley continued. “I don’t try to cover everything in 35 minutes. I’m not that good. So, if you want to criticize my approach to preaching, fine. I would love to talk about that. But don’t criticize a statement in a sermon if you aren’t willing to spend the time necessary to appreciate the context.”
This is not the first time the influential author and speaker has come under fire for comment, but he said appreciates individuals who are “curious” and questioned him on his side of the story.
“None of the academic types who have criticized my preaching have ever reached out to me before posting their critiques,” Stanley explained. “When John Piper was concerned about something I said a year ago or so, he reached out to me and let me read his critique before he published it.”
“So I’m not opposed to healthy dialogue around ideas,” he added.
Stanley said he wants to challenge the Church and is working to engage a post-Christian culture, but adds that he doesn’t want to leave people confused or have someone walk away from the true faith.
“We have far more in common than not. Help me. Email me your concerns. Call me. Follow me on Twitter and direct message me,” he said. “I certainly don’t want to mislead anyone. My ministry mission is to do exactly what James declared in Acts 15 when he said, “It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.”