Charles Stanley is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia as well as founder and president of In Touch Ministries. Moreover, he also served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1984-86.
Charles Stanley married Anna J. Stanley and the couple welcomed a son, Andy Stanley and a daughter, Becky Stanley. After more than 40 years of marital relationship, the couple ended their relationship in divorce in 2000.
Charles Stanley Early life and Education
Charles was born on 25th September 1932 in Dry Fork, Pittsylvania, Virginia. He was born to father, Charles Stanley, and mother, Rebecca Stanley and grew up along with his siblings. His father died when he was nine months old and his family moved in Dry Fork on the outskirts of Danville.
Stanley completed bachelor's degree from the University of Richmond and obtained his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Forty Worth, Texas. He also completed Th.M. and Th.D degrees in theology from Luther Rice Seminary located in Florida.
Charles Stanley Pastor Career
Charles began his life's work in Christian ministry at the age 14, in 1946. After obtaining his Th.D degree in theology, Stanley joined the staff of First Baptist Church of Atlanta in 1969 and after two years he became senior pastor in 1971.
Moreover, Charles launched a half-hour religious TV program The Chapel Hour from the Christian Broadcasting Network in 1972. He founded In Touch Ministries in 1982 and also began radio broadcast.
Charles's program In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley can be heard in more than 50 languages, broadcast on 500 radio stations, 300 TV stations, and also in satellite networks including The Inspiration Network and Trinity Broadcasting Network.
Charles Stanley Married, Children, Affairs, Divorce, Wife
Charles Stanley married Anna J. Stanley in 1958. The couple welcomed a son, Andy Stanley; pastor of North Point Community Church and a daughter, Becky Stanley.
After more than 40 years of marital relationship, the couple ended their relationship in divorce in 2000. He told that if he gets divorced then he would resign as the pastor but the members of his church voted him to keep him on as a pastor.
Youtube: Charles Stanley- Reconciling Broken Relationships
Firstly, Anna filed for divorce on 20th March 1995 but couldn't work out. They were legally separated and their divorce papers were filed on 16th February 2000. On 11th May 2000, a judge signed Charles and Anna final divorce. Anna Johnson Stanley died on 10th November 2014.
Charles Stanley Net worth, Salary, Income, Earning
Charles earns a good amount of money. He began working in Christian ministry at the age of 14 and served in several ministries till date through which he earned a decent amount of money. He also worked more than two years as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Charles Stanley main source of income generates from In Touch Ministries. He broadcast in over 50 languages on 500 radio stations and 300 television stations as well as in several satellite networks around the globe through which he earns the tremendous amount of money. Allocating information from several sources as of 2018 it is found out that his current estimated net worth is around $30 million.
- Charles Stanley
- First Baptist Church
- In Touch Ministries
- Southern Baptist Convention
- Christian ministry
- Anna J. Stanley
- Andy Stanley
- North Point Community Church
- Becky Stanley
- Anna Johnson Stanley
- Dry Fork
- Rebecca Stanley
- University of Richmond
- Masters of Divinity
- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Forty Worth
- Luther Rice Seminary
- First Baptist Church of Atlanta
- The Chapel Hour
- Christian Broadcasting Network
- In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley
- The Inspiration Network
- Trinity Broadcasting Network