Andrew Farley is an American Evangelical Christian and the Lead Pastor of Church without Religion, in Lubbock, Texas. He also serves as an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at Texas Tech University.
Farley is an international conference speaker and speaks at churches, conferences, and universities around the United States and in Canada, and has a nationwide call-in program on Sirius XM called Andrew Farley LIVE. He is known as one of the leading voices in the modern grace movement.
Born October 31, 1972, grew up in Warrenton, Virginia on a horse farm called Summerfield Farm. His father Guy Farley was an attorney and later worked in the hotel business. His mother Leslie Farley was a schoolteacher and later a Christian counselor. She still lives in Virginia where his brother Will and sister Amanda also reside.
He attended high school at Emmanuel Christian School in Manassas, VA. Earned his bachelor’s degree at Furman University, master’s degree at University of Georgia, and received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 2000.
Andrew Farley Books
Farley is best known for the book The Naked Gospel (Harper Collins, 2009), which made him a bestselling author. Farley’s other books include God Without Religion, Heaven is Now, The Art of Spiritual War, The Hurt & The Healer (co-authored with MercyMe) and Relaxing with God. In addition, Farley co-authored A Climate for Change with his wife Katharine Hayhoe. In 2019, Farley published his lengthiest book to date, Twisted Scripture: Untangling 45 Lies Christians Have Been Told.
His writings have been featured on Fox News, Patheos, PBS, and several Christian networks. In November 2015, he began writing for The Huffington Post.
Andrew Farley Ministries consistently offers simple, straightforward, and accurate help for anyone looking to better understand the depths of God’s grace. It will challenge the way you look at God through scriptural insights, and help you live in the freedom of the finished work of Jesus Christ.
Since 2015, Farley has served as president of Andrew Farley Ministries, a non-profit book and media ministry based in Lubbock, TX that carries the tagline, “Jesus plus nothing. 100% natural. No additives.” His favorite Bible verse is Galatians 2:20.
He has appeared on several Christian broadcasting networks including TBN’s “Praise the Lord,” 100 Huntley Street, Christian Broadcasting Network.
Speaking about what he writes and preaches, Andrew wrote on his official website.
People often say, “You are putting into words what I always knew was true in my heart.”
Nothing makes me happier than hearing that! My mission is to help people better understand the grace of God and to see them enjoy freedom.
I write and speak on God’s forgiveness, how to live under grace, our new identity in Christ, and what new life in Jesus really means. Occasionally, I write or speak about stuff like knowing the will of God or how to view Christ’s return.
My goal is to offer practical, Scriptural insights that challenge the way you look at God and at yourself. If you’re the type of person that likes to get a dose of truth a few times each week and occasionally dig even deeper into a particular subject, then this site is for you.
Andrew Farley married Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist in 2000. They are blessed with a son, Gavin and live together in West Texas. His wife, associate professor Katharine Hayhoe, is a climate scientist that in 2014 TIME magazine named one of the most influential people in the world.