Update on Matt Chandler

Here’s an update on Matt Chandler – if you don’t know who he is, or what is going on, please read below.

Matt is recovering well from a seven hour surgery yesterday and doctors are encouraged by his responsiveness in recovery.  He will be in the hospital for about a week, and his revorey is expected to take a few more. It will be next week before the pathology work is done. Keep praying for Matt and the family.

 You can read more details here. By the way, what would you say before brain surgery? Here’s what Matt said.

Some of you know who Matt Chandler is, but for those who don’t allow me to summarize. Matt is a young, gospel-preaching, cross-centered, spirit-empowered, Jesus-preaching, sin-confronting, grace-driven pastor in Texas who you need to listen to. You should download some of his sermons and listen to them for the health of your soul (click here and take a listen)

Matt is a man, empowered by God, to call people to find life – not in religion, or moralism – but in the gospel of Jesus Christ alone. 

Matt is also undergoing brain surgery tomorrow

Here’s a letter that the Village Church elders have posted:

Pastor Matt Chandler will have surgery Friday afternoon to remove a tumor located in the frontal lobe of his brain. The surgery will be performed by Dr. David Barnett.

Dr. Barnett told Matt that he was positive about recovery but won’t know the full results until the surgery is performed. The doctor was uncertain about the malignancy of the tumor, and a biopsy will be performed as part of the surgery.

The outpouring of support and prayers from all over the world has been overwhelming to Matt and Lauren. Continue to pray and fast on behalf of the family. The church’s monthly prayer service will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Highland Village, Denton and Dallas Northway worship centers. We encourage you to fast throughout that day and join us to pray that evening. If you cannot join us, pray wherever you are.

We continue to rest in the knowledge that Matt is in the sovereign hand of our heavenly Father who loves him immensely more than we can comprehend, and He alone understands the reasons for this trial. Along with your prayers, continue to give Matt and Lauren and their family time and space for their continued rest.

As a brother in Christ, and someone who is helping the church around the world, we want to join with our family in Texas and encourage you to pray for Matt, his wife Lauren, and their two young children.

Here’s an article: from the Dallas News.


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