Charlie was born in Mount Airy, NC, grew up in Florida and graduated from Florida State University. He then graduated with high honors from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology and also earned his Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to FG in 1996, Charlie pastored churches in GA, TX, and AR. He has authored two books, "Different Children, Different Needs" and "What God Has Always Wanted."
He enjoys the beach, hiking, and fishing... basically any activity that carries him to the great outdoors. He and his wife, Karen, have been married for more than 35 years. They have three adult children: Chad, Kristi, and Callie, and four grandchildren: Addy, Nora, Will, and Hampton.