Get to Know Alan Manning Chambers

Professional Biography of Alan Manning Chambers

Over the last 20 years, Alan has been a frequent guest on media outlets around the world and has been interviewed by every major media outlet globally including: The New York Times, The Atlantic Magazine, BBCThe Irish TimesLos Angeles TimesThe Washington Post, Huffington PostTIME, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360Newsweek, ABC’s 20/20Good Morning AmericaNightline and World News Tonight, NBC’s Today and Nightly News, and multiple programs on MSNBC, CNN, HLN, and Fox. He and his wife, Leslie, have also been regularly featured guests on the OWN hit show, Our America with Lisa Ling. He has written for The Boston Globe, The Orlando Sentinel, Evangelism.Net, Religion News Service, and The Washington Post.  He and his wife, Leslie, co-authored their memoir, My Exodus: From FEAR to GRACE (Zondervan/Harper Collins, 2015)

Once heralded as a hero in the Conservative Christian world as man who overcame his gay orientation, Charisma named Alan ‘One of the Top 30 Leaders Representing the Future of the American Church’ and World Magazine gave him their top honor, Daniel of the Year 2011, though both might now regret their choice because in June 2013 Alan shut down Exodus International and apologized for the harm he believes conservative Christianity has done to the LGBTQ+ community. Outreach Magazine named Alan’s first book, God’s Grace and the Homosexual Next Door (Harvest House, 2006), Outreach of the Year in 2007.

Alan and Leslie Chambers are fierce advocates for agape love powered by grace. Their primary outreach is in the evangelical church focusing on LGBTQ+ inclusion. Alan and Leslie are elders at Grace Church, speak and teach across the globe, but live their daily lives in Alan’s hometown, Winter Park, Florida where they love to eat Blue Bell Ice Cream with their amazing kids, Isaac and Molly.

Connect with Alan on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter @AlanMChambers. Leslie is also on Twitter @LeslieMChambers. You can follow their book, My Exodus: From FEAR to GRACE on Twitter @MyExodusBook.

Alan served as the final president of Exodus International from 2001 to 2013 when together with a core team of leaders and board of directors he closed the organization and began making great strides towards building relationships with the LGBTQIA community and encouraging the global Church to do the same. With a goal to reduce fear, establish trust, and inspire hope on both sides for the sake of the Gospel, Alan and his wife, Leslie, spend their time being available to anyone who desires to talk. He has been featured on every major media outlet across the globe. Alan and Leslie’s first book together, My Exodus: From Fear to Grace (Zondervan, 2015) releases on September 29.

The Chambers spend the best part of their lives with their 10 year olds, Molly and Isaac, and the rest having conversations about all things gay with anyone and everyone over lunch in Winter Park, Florida or in other locations throughout the world.
Follow Alan and Leslie on Twitter: @AlanMChambers and @LeslieMChambers

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  1. http://wespeaklove.org/exodus/

    This is what I would call a “good first step.”

    I have the feeling that you have a great many more, very large steps to take.

    Away from the Bible. Away from any organized religion. Toward humanity.

    That’s the direction. You take the rest of the steps.