Francis Chan is the best-selling author of books, Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell and the host of the BASIC video series. He has also written the children’s books Halfway Herbert, The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village and Ronnie Wilson’s Gift.
Francis is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, and is the founder of Eternity Bible College. He also sits on the board of directors of World Impact. Francis now lives in Northern California with his wife, Lisa, and their five children.
Due to the hundreds of emails that come in on a daily basis, it is impossible for Francis to arrange meetings and answers the many questions he receives and yet continue to do the work that the Lord is leading him to do. He hopes that you understand that we cannot answer individual and personal emails. Francis encourages you to contact a local pastor in your area for answers to your theological questions.
Below is a list of “frequently asked questions” that may help:
How can I correspond or set up a meeting with Francis?
Francis’ time is limited as he continues to do the work the Lord has called him to do. In order to disciple men effectively, he has to say “no” to the masses. Once again, he strongly encourages you to meet with a pastor in your area.
How can I get Francis to speak at an event?
Visit the Speaking Request page.
How can I get in contact with Francis for a book endorsement?
Francis is asked to endorse several books/ministries each week. It is not that he thinks they aren't valuable or worth endorsing, but rather he doesn't have the time to investigate/read each thoroughly to endorse with integrity. Because of this, he is choosing not to endorse anything at the present time.
How can I make a donation to Francis Chan’s ministry?
You can make a donation to the established Isaiah Fund which is used for ministries/individuals that Francis feels led to help. Make sure to put the account number on the check:
National Christian Foundation - Acct. 1113512
11625 Rainwater Drive, Suite 500
Alpharetta, GA 30009
or you can make an online donation at the National Christian Foundation website
Can I purchase books at a discount?
To order books in bulk, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a discounted price.
Can I use the logo or copy any portion of the books/DVDs by Francis Chan?
For permission to use anything from Francis’ published books or DVDs, please contact: Sondra Rymer (email@example.com). Please do not contact Sondra with any questions for Francis on non-related information. You will not receive a response.
Can I use any portion of the messages from Francis Chan’s messages from Cornerstone or other speaking venue?
The messages from Cornerstone can be used as long as it is not for profit.
For messages from other venues outside of Cornerstone, you must contact that ministry directly for permission.
Are Francis’ books “Crazy Love” and “Forgotten God” available in other languages?
These books are now available in many other languages. Please contact: Lisa.Wadin@davidccook.com for more information. Please do not contact Lisa with any questions for Francis or other non-related information. You will not receive a response.
Can I come alongside Francis in ministry?
Basically Francis does not have a ministry established outside of writing, speaking and discipling. He is currently helping other pastors in the San Francisco area build their ministries and transition them toward a discipleship focused model.
Can I get Francis to mentor/disciple me?
Due to logistics and a full schedule, Francis is discipling men in his community and is currently maxed out.
Does Francis have a Statement of Faith?
Please go to wearechurch.com/beliefs. This is the Statement of Faith that Francis believes.
If you still have a question, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org