Francis Chan Biography
Francis Chan is an American preacher/teacher. He is the former teaching pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, California, a church he and his wife started in 1994. He is also the founder and chancellor of Eternity Bible College and author of several books.
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Francis Chan Age
Francis Chan was born on 31 August 1967 at Francisco CA. Coming 31 August he will be turning 52 years old.
Chan was born in San Francisco, California to native Chinese parents.
Francis Chan Family
Chan is married to Lisa Chan, nee Lundgren. The couple got married in 1994 and have seven children together. One of their children, Rachel Chan, is a singer. His mother tongue is Cantonese, his mother died when giving birth to him in San Francisco, His father sent him away to Hong Kong to be taken care of by his grandmother.
The family moved back to the U.S. when Francis Chan was 5 years old. His dad remarried when Chan was one year old. Unfortunately, his stepmother died in a car accident when he was 9 years old when 10 his dad remarried again.
when Chana reached 13 years old his father died of cancer. These deaths made Francis Chan understand the importance of knowing God. His second stepmother Josephine raised him, along with his siblings.
He had family support from his father’s sister and her husband, Marion, and William, Wong, along with a large extended family and church family. when his father was still alive he really feared him and the same fear helped him understood a level of fear of God.
Francis Chan Wife
Francie,s wife was Lisa chana, she is a supportive wife. she supported her husband when started a church. Together, they founded Cornerstone in 1994 with only 30 people. Within two months, the church had grown to 100 people.
Francis Chan Quotes/
Francis Chan Crazy Love
- “But God doesn’t call us to be comfortable, He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn’t come through.”
- “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”
- “God’s definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love.”
- “Lukewarm people don’t really want to be saved from their sin; they want only to be saved from the penalty of their sin.”
- “”Do you know that nothing you do in this life will ever matter unless it is about loving God and loving the people he has made?”
- “We need to stop giving people excuses not to believe in God. You’ve probably heard the expression ‘I believe in God, just not organized religion’. I don’t think people would say that if the church truly lived like we are called to live.”
- “Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers.”
- “…when we love God, we naturally run to Him-frequently and zealously. Jesus didn’t command that we have a regular time with Him each day. Rather, He tells us to ‘love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ He called this the ‘first and greatest commandment’ (Matt. 22:37-38). The results are intimate prayer and study of His Word. Our motivation changes from guilt to love.”
- “Joy is something that we have to choose and then work for.”
- “The irony is that while God doesn’t need us but still wants us, we desperately need God but don’t really want Him most of the time. He treasures us and anticipates our departure from this earth to be with Him-and we wonder, indifferently, how much we have to do for Him to get by.”
- “We have to believe it enough that it changes how we live.”
- “I believe He wants us to love others so much that we go to extremes to help them.”
- “We never grow closer to God when we just live life. It takes deliberate pursuit and attentiveness.”
- “Lukewarm living and claiming Christ’s name simultaneously is utterly disgusting to God.”
- “Can you worship a God who isn’t obligated to explain His actions to you? Could it be your arrogance that makes you think God owes you an explanation?”
- “True faith means holding nothing back. It means putting every hope in God’s fidelity to His Promises.”
- “He wants all or nothing. The thought of a person calling himself a ‘Christian’ without being a devoted follower of Christ is absurd.”
- “When it’s hard and you are doubtful, give more.”
- “God is the only being who is good, and the standards are set by Him. Because God hates sin, He has to punish those guilty of sin. Maybe that’s not an appealing standard. But to put it bluntly, when you get your own universe, you can make your own standards.”
- “When I am consumed by my problems-stressed out about my life, my family, and my job-I actually convey the belief that I think the circumstances are more important than God’s command to always rejoice.”
- “Both worry and stress reek of arrogance.”
- “The world needs Christians who don’t tolerate the complacency of their own lives.”
- “We don’t get to decide who God is.”
- “The point of your life is to point to Him. Whatever you are doing, God wants to be glorified, because this whole thing is His.”
- “Are we in love with God or just His stuff?”
- “We are a culture that relies on technology over the community, a society in which spoken and written words are cheap, easy to come by, and excessive. Our culture says anything goes; fear of God is almost unheard of. We are slow to listen, quick to speak, and quick to become angry.”
- “[Y]ou have to stop loving and pursuing Christ in order to sin. When you are pursuing love, running toward Christ, you do not have opportunity to wonder, When you are running toward Christ, you are freed up to serve, love, and give thanks without guilt, worry or fear. As long as you are running, you’re safe.”
- “If life were stable, I’d never need God’s help.”
- “True faith manifests itself through our actions.”
- “Many Spirit-filled authors have exhausted the thesaurus in order to describe God with the glory He deserves. His perfect holiness, by definition, assures us that our words can’t contain Him. Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate?”
Francis Chan Sermons
Francis Chan Books
crazy love: overwhelmed by relentless god.the forgotten God: reversing our tragic neglect of the holy spirit. erasing hell: what God said about eternity and the things we have made up and remembering the forgotten God: an interactive workbook for individuals and small group study.
Francis Chan Benny Hinn
Why would a respected evangelical leader like Francis Chan agree to speak at major events that also feature controversial prosperity gospel preachers? The short answer is that, to share the truth:
The popular author and former pastor recently came under scrutiny for appearing on the same stage as televangelist Benny Hinn and evangelist Todd White when he was the top-billed speaker at The Send, a 60,000-person rally held in an Orlando stadium last month.
The event (not to be confused with Send International or the North American Mission Board’s Send Conference) was a collaboration involving several major leaders in the charismatic and New Apostolic Reformation movement, including The Call’s Lou Engle, Bethel Church’s Bill Johnson, and International House of Prayer’s Mike Bickle.
Some Christians questioned Chan’s place on the roster, particularly when White—who told the young crowd that God would instantly remove “the mark and stain of sin” from their bodies, including STDs and cutting scars—shared a picture of the pair praying together. Another photo turned up of Chan between Hinn, who had not been listed on the public lineup for the event, and fellow faith healer Jean-Luc Trachsel.
Chan recently acknowledged these concerns and explained why he prefers to speak among crowds whose beliefs fall outside of his own, even though he considers the prosperity gospel to be “dangerous teaching.”
reasons why Chan decline speaking request
“Often times, I decline [speaking requests] because other speakers will be at the event who believe almost exactly what I believe. it may be a waste of Kingdom resources speaking largely to people who already agree with us.
Chan wrote on the site for his church planting network, We Are Church. “It seems more effective to speak where there is less Bible teaching.”
Chan stated that he believes he can be most effective in places where he is “not in alignment theologically,” so long as he is permitted to preach freely from Scripture. “There are millions of souls that sit under weak or unorthodox teachings. It thrills me to think about what the Spirit might do through his Word in those situations.”
He sees how his participation in certain events willingness to take a selfie—can sometimes imply endorsement of fellow speakers, and that he does not always research each and every one. As a result of the recent pushback, he said he would consider adding a research team and working with elders to prevent confusion over his future appearances.
He warned followers that he plans to continue to accept invitations to conferences whose speakers fall outside his own beliefs. “he recognizes that sometimes his participation can give the impression that he align with every other speaker at the event.
“My personal belief is that there are many American Christians who consume all of the same books, blogs, and podcasts. Meanwhile, there are millions who will never hear strong biblical teaching unless teachers are willing to go.
Francis Chan Letters To The Church
God’s Church started as a radical, spiritually intimate gathering of believers that ultimately changed history. Yet millions today are content to be mere observers at church.
Many more have left, brokenhearted and cynical. But God is waking up people who will risk anything and sacrifice everything to be the dynamic, world-changing Church of Scripture.
He invites readers to wrestle with the fact that many churches have drifted from God’s desire for them. He challenges Christians to ask, “What does God want for His Church? When Jesus returns, will He find us caring for His Bride, even more than for our own lives?”
Speaking out of deep love for the Church, Chan guides Christ-followers to live out God’s magnificent and beautiful vision for His Church, a vision we may have lost but God has never forgotten.
Francis Chan Church
He is the former teaching pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, California, a church he and his wife started in 1994. Chan also sits on the board of directors of Children’s Hunger Fund, World Impact and Gospel for Asia.
Francis Chan Youtube
Francis Chan Website
Francis Chan Net Worth
Francis Chan’s estimated Net Worth, in 2019 is $100k-1m approximate, the previous year his Net Worth was under review. Currently, We don’t have enough information about Cars, Monthly/Yearly Salary, etc. We will update soon.
Francis Chan Bible Study
- Who Is God? A Small Group Experience
Based on the first three films in the BASIC series featuring author Francis Chan: FEAR GOD, FOLLOW JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT. Seven sessions engage your group in challenging discussions on the nature of God and what that knowledge means for those who believe in Him. The Kit Includes three program DVDs; one promotional DVD-ROM with video clips, trailers, flyers, sermon outlines, a leader’s guide, etc.; and six study guides
- We Are Church, A Small Group Experience
In this interactive 9-session small group study, Francis Chan takes on the practical aspects of the church, distilling the reality of God’s design for the church into foundational truths that will challenge Christians to become the church described in Scripture