Trusting God While Treating Cancer

Thanksgiving Day 2009 is forever etched in the mind of Lauren Chandler. That’s the day her husband, pastor Matt Chandler, experienced a series of violent seizures that marked the beginning of Matt’s two-year battle with brain cancer. Listen to an exclusive interview and update with Matt and Lauren Chandler.

When someone receives a clean bill of health after battling cancer, a nagging shadow of doubt remains. View Show Notes →
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Meet Series Guests

Lauren Chandler

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.

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Matt Chandler

Matt Chandler is the lead pastor of The Village Church, a multi-campus church in the Dallas metroplex of over 10,000 people. His sermons are among the topselling (free) podcasts on itunes and he speaks at conferences worldwide. Prior to accepting the pastorate at The Village, Matt had a vibrant itinerant ministry for over ten years where he spoke to hundreds of thousands of people in America and abroad about the glory of God and beauty of Jesus. He lives in Texas with his wife, Lauren, and their three children: Audrey, Reid and Norah.