Andy Stanley was born May 16, 1958. Andy received a bachelor's degree of journalism from Georgia State University and later earned a masters degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. After working for several years as Associate Pastor and Minister to Students at First Baptist Atlanta, he and five others founded North Point Community Church in 1995.The church has now grown to five campuses and over 24,000 attenders each week, making it the second largest church in the United States which has lead to North Point Ministries - a worldwide Chrisitan Organization. In 2006, he was voted the 13th most influential Christian in America. In January, 2009, Stanley was selected to be the fourth speaker at the National Prayer Service following the inauguration. His wrote the forward for the 2012 New York Times Best Seller Unleash!: Breaking Free from Normalcy by Perry Noble.