Alan Chambers is husband to Leslie and father to Isaac and Molly. He is also one of the leading voices to the Church on issues surrounding same sex attraction (SSA). Since 2001 Alan has served as the president of the Exodus International. His personal story as a gay teen and young adult who chose to pursue Christ over his SSA has inspired audiences around the world. He offers unique insight into how this issue personally affects individuals, families and the broader culture as well as how the Church should respond.
Since its inception in 1976, Exodus has grown to include more than 260 churches, support-based member ministries and professional counselors that offer help and hope to people with SSA. Under Alan’s leadership, Exodus has expanded their vision to include the equipping of pastors, church leaders and youth and college workers desiring to approach the subject of homosexuality with God’s uncompromising grace, truth and bold love.
Prior to coming to Exodus in 2001, Alan served on the pastoral team at Calvary Assembly of God, one of the largest churches in Orlando, Florida. In 2005, Charisma Magazine named him among the top Christian leaders advancing the future of the American church. World Magazine named him Daniel of the Year in 2011.
Alan has addressed public forums around the world and across the United States and has guest lectured at the University of California at Berkeley, Pepperdine University and Reformed Theological Seminary. He serves on the Board of Directors for Exodus Global Alliance — an international coalition of Exodus ministries that include Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America.
Alan is a frequent guest on media outlets around the world and has been interviewed by the BBC, The Irish Times, Los Angeles Times, TIME, Newsweek, ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning America, Nightline, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, The Oprah Winfrey Network, NBC’s Today and MSNBC . His opeds have appeared in The Boston Globe, The Orlando Sentinel and The Washington Times. He is the primary author of God’s Grace & The Homosexual Next Door: Reaching the Heart of the Gay Men & Women in Your World and the recent, and Leaving Homosexuality: A Practical Guide for Men and Women Looking for a Way Out.
The Chambers live in Orlando, Florida.