03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Village Church Updates Status Of Pastor Matt Chandler Via Twitter, Facebook

The Village Church, a megachurch in Texas encompassing three communities, is utilizing the social networking sites Twitter and Facebook to update its parish and others on the status of its Pastor Matt Chandler.

Chandler was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and had a 7-hour surgery earlier this month to remove the tumor.

But today, Chandler's doctor said the tumor was not encapsulated.

This afternoon, The Village Church shared the grim news, posting to its more than 8,000 followers on Twitter (@villagechurchtx), "Pastor\'s Blog: Pathology results revealed"

Due to server overload on its Web site, The Village Church posted the information again but this time linking to Facebook as a note.

The Village Church, which has campuses in Flower Mound, Denton and Dallas Northway, has been overwhelmed with responses. The Twitter update has been circulating via tweets all day and the Facebook note has received 66 comments (and counting).