Chuck was born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina, the youngest of four children. Jesus was not known and enjoyed in his home. He actively pursued his own, sinful agenda through his teen years and then met Jesus while studying engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Understanding that Jesus died for sinners and rose again, he believed and was reconciled to God. He met Shelly through Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and, upon graduation, they married. The Lord gave them four children: Wes, Kaitlin, Ben and Anna. They are also privileged to have a daughter in law, Sara, and son in law, Kent. There are now three beautiful grandchildren Cruz, Caris and Liza.
Over the last three or so decades Chuck has been an engineer, pastor, physician, and missionary. He and Shelly have lived in Charlotte, NC; Philadelphia, PA; Lexington, SC and Lohutok, South Sudan. It should be noted that Shelly came to the prospect of marriage with two exclusionary filters. She would not accept aspiring doctors or pastors. The best laid plans of mice and young ladies…. In 2015 they returned from church planting in South Sudan and Chuck joined the staff at Lexington Presbyterian Church.
His passion is that you would know the mercy of God through trusting in Jesus, who was crucified for sinners and raised to life. Living in this mercy, you would then honor God in all of life, enjoying him and delighting in his presence. May this same joy and delight be taken by us to all peoples in all nations so that the earth will be filled with the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.