Megachurch Pastor Matt Chandler Resigns After Instagram DMs

A Texas megachurch pastor is taking a leave of absence after learning that he and a woman who is not his wife were having frequent messages at his church.

Matt Chandler is the lead pastor at The Village Church in Flower Mound, about 30 miles northwest of Dallas.told his congregation on Sunday The move was prompted by church leaders calling inappropriate messages between the couple.

In The statement was recorded and shared on the church’s website, The pastor explained that a few months ago, a woman approached him in the church foyer with concerns about “how I was on Instagram (direct messaging) with her friend.”

“I don’t think I did anything wrong.” Chandler, 48, told the council. “My wife knows it, her husband knows it, and yet some of the things she said threw me off course.”

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