Communicator, author, and pastor, Andy Stanley founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries in 1995. Today, NPM is comprised of six churches in the Atlanta area and a network of 50 churches around the globe, collectively serving nearly 90,000 people weekly. A survey of U.S. pastors in Outreach Magazine identified Andy Stanley as one of the top 10 most influential living pastors in America.
'I cannot fill their cups,' he often says of the opportunity to impact leaders in business and in ministry, 'but I have a responsibility to empty mine.'
The author of 20-plus books, including The New Rules for Love, Sex, & Dating; Ask It, How to Be Rich; Deep & Wide; Enemies of the Heart; When Work & Family Collide; Visioneering; and Next Generation Leader, Andy Stanley holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from Georgia State University and a master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, the impact of which is evident in his written work.
In the digital world, his success reaches well beyond the Atlanta area. Each month, nearly 1.5 million of his messages, leadership videos, and podcasts are accessed from North Point's website.
In 2012, Your Move with Andy Stanley premiered on NBC after Saturday Night Live, giving Andy an even wider audience with which to share his culturally relevant, practical insights for life and leadership. Currently, over six million episodes are viewed each month through television and podcast, underscoring his impact not only as a communicator but also as an influencer of culture.
But nothing is as personal as his passion for engaging with live audiences, which he has pursued for over two decades, speaking at leadership events around the world. In high demand, he speaks to nearly 200,000 people at various annual events before audiences of both church and organizational leaders, including conferences such as Catalyst, Leadercast, and the WCA Global Leadership Summit.
Andy and his wife, Sandra, have three grown children and live near Atlanta.