Jeff Chandler is a native of Manchester, NH. He grew up in a family of four boys and attended the local Congregational Church. As a preteen, Jeff’s life drastically changed when his father abandoned the family. A new teaching position landed his mother in a school where two committed Christians began sharing God’s love and faithfulness with her. The ongoing exposure to these women and their bible-teaching church led Jeff to commit his life to Christ.
While at Moody Bible Institute, Jeff sensed God’s call on his life to pastoral ministry. He graduated from Moody and then from Dallas Theological Seminary.
In between those Moody and Dallas years, Jeff married Cindy. They met in the Young Adults Fellowship in their home church in Manchester.
After the Dallas years, Jeff and Cindy felt God’s leading them back to New England to serve. He pastored the First Baptist Church in North Berwick, Maine for eleven years before coming to the Springfield in 1996.
Jeff and Cindy have three grown children: Joy, Joel and Joshua.