Author Lauren Chandler, wife of Pastor Matt Chandler, fondly shares how she and Matt met and married. Chandler tells how she struggled in the shadow of Matt’s obvious calling to preach. Chandler talks honestly about the chains that often bind us. She reflects on her own chains of a disordered desire and the steps she took to find freedom. Lauren also takes listeners back to Thanksgiving in 2009 when Matt blacked out from a seizure, caused by a brain tumor.
Lauren Chandler is a worshipper of God – whether it is through song, studying the Bible or loving others. She loves encouraging others and her family to worship Him in all of life. Her first book, Steadfast Love (B&H Publishing, January 2016), is yet another way for her to offer worship to God.
Her husband, Matt Chandler, serves as the lead teaching pastor at The Village Church in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area, one of the fastest growing churches in the United States, with campuses in Flower Mound, North Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth and Plano.
Lauren is passionate about writing, music and leading worship, not only at The Village Church, but also for groups across the country. She’s already garnered a Dove nomination, and her debut album, The Narrow Place, released in 2012.
But if you think life has always been easy for her, think again. Since 2009, shortly after the birth of her third child, her 35-year-old husband Matt was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Lauren and her husband have traversed surgery, seizures, and chemotherapy. She also has personally faced miscarriages and depression. Yet through it all, her passion to worship Christ has only grown.
A native Texan, she spends her days leaning into the peace she finds worshipping God whether in front of her piano, on horseback or in the midst of a full life. She also leans into the privilege of parenting her three children, Audrey, Reid and Norah.
See more online, www.LaurenChandler.com.