Charles began his ministry with FBC in February 1988 as Minister of Children and became Minister of Education in March of 2006. He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas in 1981 with a BA degree in Speech Pathology, and from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1987 with a Master of Arts in Religious Education degree. Charles is completing a doctorate in educational leadership at Dallas Baptist University. Charles and his wife, Debbie, have two adult children, Erin and Jordan. They are proud grandparents of Buster and Canon.