Dr. Charles Stanley was a prominent figure in evangelical Christianity, known for his pastoral leadership, television ministry, and prolific writing.

Late Pastor Dr. Charles Stanley
Late Pastor Dr. Charles Stanley

The pastor died on Tuesday, April 18, at his home in Atlanta at age 90.

Here are some quick facts about his life.


1.  Early Life And Education

Charles Stanley was born on September 25, 1932, in Dry Fork, Virginia.

He grew up in rural poverty and was the first in his family to attend college.

He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master of Theology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

2. Pastoral Career

After completing his education, Stanley began his pastoral career in 1958, serving as an associate pastor at a church in Florida.

In 1971, he became the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta, a position he held for over 50 years until his retirement in 2020.

3. Television Ministry

In addition to his pastoral work, Stanley has had a significant impact through his television ministry.

He began broadcasting his sermons on television in 1972, and his program, In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley, is now seen in over 50 countries around the world.


4.  Authorship

Stanley is also a prolific author, having written over 70 books on topics ranging from Christian living to theology.

His best-known works include The Gift of Forgiveness, Success God’s Way, and The Source of My Strength.

5.  Awards And Recognition

Throughout his career, Stanley has received numerous awards and honours, including the Southern Baptist Convention’s Distinguished Service Award and the National Religious Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame Award.

Also, he is a past president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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Dr. Charles Stanley’s life and career have had a significant impact on evangelical Christianity, both through his pastoral leadership and his work as an author and televangelist.

May God give the family the fortitude to bear the loss and may the soul of the departed rest in perfect peace.



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