Matt Chandler Net Worth | Biography, Income, Career, Cars

Net Worth$74 million
Full NameMatt Chandler
OccupationReligious Leader
Date of BirthJune 20, 1974
CountryUnited States
Height 6ft5″ (1.96m)
Marital Status 

Matt Chandler Net Worth

On June 20, 1974, Chandler was born in Seattle, Washington. Like Joel Osteen, he is the pastor of The Village Church, a megachurch in Texas.

Because his father was in the military, he moved around a lot as a kid.
With a net worth of about $74 million, he is currently one of the wealthiest religious leaders.

Chandler’s father was in the military, so he had to move around a lot. Olympia, Washington, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Alameda, California, and Galveston, Texas were their homes.

Early Life

Matt Chandler was a member of his high school football team in Texas and he frequently mentions how a football teammate, Jeff Faircloth, was fast to deliver the good news of Jesus with him in a way that piqued his interest.

Chandler attended church gatherings for two years, opposing the doctrines, raising questions, and misgivings about Christianity, and eventually submitting his life to the Lordship of Christ.

Matt Chandler had his first work after high school as a janitor at Pine Drive Christian School in Dickinson, Texas. Chandler spoke his testimony in front of an audience for the first time when he was requested to do so at a high school chapel.

At 18, he was offered a job as a youth minister at a small Baptist church in La Marque, Texas. Chandler then moved to Abilene, Texas, to attend Hardin-Simmons University.


Chandler began teaching the weekly Grace Bible Study at the Paramount Theater, which expanded from a few hundred to a couple of thousand attendees during his time there.

With a Bible degree, he graduated from Hardin-Simmons University and was hired by Beltway Park Baptist Church in 1996, under the leadership of pastor David McQueen.

Chandler co-founded Waiting Room Ministries with his close friend Shane Barnard in 1999.

For each of the two times he enrolled in seminary, he dropped out because he believed he had already learned the tools he needed from seminary in bible school.

Matt Chandler’s Personal Life

Lauren Chandler and Matt Chandler married in 1999. Lauren was a camper and Matt was the camp speaker at a Christian youth camp where they met.

His marriage is blessed with three children namely; Reid, Norah, and Audrey.

Chandler is an elder and the head pastor of teaching at The Village Church, a Dallas-Fort Worth megachurch with three campuses; Flower Mound, Southlake, and Fort Worth.

The Village Church prides itself on being a “gospel-centered” congregation.

Source of Income

The primary source of Matt Chandler’s income and net worth is his career as a religious leader.


It is not enough to read about Matt Chandler without having to know about some of his favorite quotes. They are;

  • ‘Can you give me a beautiful exposition of love your wife like Christ loved the church, right?’
  • ‘I believe the Scriptures teach that God is aware of every act at every level of the universe.’
  • ‘I want to encourage any group that might want to reduce the gospel to trust the Scriptures.’
  • ‘We have a tendency, if we’re not careful, to get stuck—to stop learning or feel like we’ve arrived in learning.’
  • ‘I don’t know that you can be as transformed by it as may be the Lord intends.’

Matt Chandler’s Social Media Handles

You can connect with Matt Chandler or even check him out on his social media handles.


Besides the fact that Matt Chandler ranks as one of the richest pastors in Washington, he has authored and co-authored so many religious books and was a onetime president of the Acts 29 network, a partnership of church planters with over 400 congregations in the United States and worldwide.



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