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Charles Stanley Biography

Charles Stanley is a senior pastor at Atlanta’s First Baptist Church and the founder of In Touch Ministries, a Christian Evangelical non-profit ministry. Pastor Charles holds evangelical and dispensational theology and served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention for two terms, from 1984 to 1986. In addition, he is a New York Times best-selling author. He was inducted into the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Hall of Fame in 1988.

Charles Stanley Age

How old is Charles? Born Charles Frazier Stanley, He is 89 years old as of September  25, 2021. He was born in Dry Fork, Virginia, the U.S. in 1932.

Charles Stanley Education

Stanley graduated from the University of Richmond with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Luther Rice Seminary in Florida also awarded him a Master of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry (now located in Lithonia, Georgia).

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Charles Stanley Nationality

The First Baptist Church senior pastor is an American national and citizen by birth. he was born in Dry Fork, Virginia, United State of America. He is of white ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.

Charles Stanley Family| Parents

Charles Stanley was born in Dry Fork, Virginia, to Rebecca and Charley Stanley, and grew up on the outskirts of Danville. Unfortunately, his father died nine months after Dr. Charles was born. Senior pastor Charles became a Christian at the age of 12, and at the age of 14, he began his work in the Christian Ministry.

Charles Stanley Married| Wife

Dr. Charles is currently single. He was married to the late Anna Johnson Stanley. Anna filed for divorce from the senior pastor on June 22, 1993, after they had separated in the spring of 1992. They then sat down and decided to divorce while seeking reconciliation. It didn’t seem to work because Anna filed for divorce again on March 20, 1995. Divorce papers were filed again on February 16, 2000, and the final divorce decree was signed by a judge on May 11, 2000. Sadly, Anna Johnson Stanley passed on on November 10, 2014. Since then Dr. Charles has never remarried.

Charles Stanley Children | Son | Daughter

Charles and Anna had two children during their 40-year marriage: Andy Stanley, a son, and Becky Stanley, a daughter. Andy Stanley, like his father, is a pastor at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. Becky’s only known characteristics are that she is married and has children. Her father has also mentioned her in a few sermons.

Charles Stanley Ministry | Retirement |Career

Charles, who was born again at the age of 12, kept his Christianity alive and became a staff member of the Atlanta First Baptist Church in 1969. Dr. Charles was appointed senior pastor of the church in 1971. In 1972, he launched “The Chapel Hour,” a half-hour religious program on television. The Christian Broadcasting Network picked up the show in 1978 and began airing it. Pastor Charles founded a Christianity ministry in 1977 and named it “In Touch,” after a Living Bible he owned. In Touch Ministries is a non-profit Christian Evangelical ministry that was founded with the goal of leading people all over the world into a relationship with Jesus Christ and strengthening existing relationships. To reach as many people as possible, In Touch Ministries uses such platforms as magazines, radio, TV and digital media to spread the Gospel. He was elected as the President of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1985.   In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley airs worldwide in more than 50 languages. In his books, pastor Charles is known to address such issues as parenting, finances, relationships, emotions and the Protestant Christianity. As the years have gone by, pastor Stanley named Dr. Anthony George who serves as the senior associate pastor of First Baptist Atlanta to be the one to succeed him as the church’s senior pastor.

Charles Stanley Books | Author

♦  2017 – Standing Strong: How to Storm-Proof Your Life with God’s Timeless Truths
♦  2017 – Finding God’s Blessings in Brokenness: How Pain Reveals His Deepest Love
♦  2016 – Courageous Faith: My Story from a Life of Obedience
♦  2015 – Waiting on God: Strength for Today and Hope for Tomorrow
♦  2015 – Christmas: The Gift for Every Heart
♦  2014 – Walking with God: Knowing God Through Prayer, Volume 3
♦  2013 – Walking with God: Thoughts on His Indwelling Spirit, Volume 2
♦  2013 – Emotions: Confront the Lies. Conquer with Truth
♦  2013 – Man of God: Leading Your Family by Allowing God to Lead You
♦  2012 – Prayer: The Ultimate Conversation

♦  2011 – Turning the Tide: Real Hope Real Change
♦  2010 – How to Reach Your Full Potential for God
♦  2008 – When Your Children Hurt
♦  2008 – The Power of God’s Love: A 31 Day Devotional to Encounter the Father’s Greatest Gift
♦  2008 – In Step with God
♦  2005 – Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit
♦  2002 – Walking Wisely
♦  2000 – Success God’s Way
♦  1999 – A Touch of His Power: Meditations on God’s Awesome Power
♦  1995 – The Love of God
♦  1991 – The Gift of Forgiveness
♦  1986 – How to Keep Your Kids on Your Team
♦  1982 – Handle With Prayer
♦  1980 – Making The Bible Clear with Fred L. Lowery

Charles Stanley’s Net worth

The First Baptist Church senior pastor has a net worth of about $1.5 million.

Charles Stanley Awards

♠  1988 – Charles is inducted into the National Religious Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame
♠  1989 – He is named Clergyman of the Year by Religious Heritage of America
♠  1989 – NRB named In Touch with Television Producer of the Year
♠  1999 – In Touch is named the Radio Program of the Year
♠  2017 – Thomas Nelson Publishing recognizes Dr. Stanley for selling more than 3.5 million copies of his books