PASTOR of Youth and Evangelism
Charles graduated with a BA in Computer Science from Indiana University. After several years working in the business sector, he completed a Masters of Divinity at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011. Before coming to Mountain View, Charles served as a youth pastor in Southern Indiana.
Charles' responsibilities at Mountain View include discipling students and ministering to their parents. He believes students are the church of the now, not the future, and longs to see a movement of God in this generation of young people. To this end, Charles seeks to equip students to know the Scriptures, find their place of service in the church, and share the good news of Jesus Christ with others.
Charles and his wife have three children. In his free time Charles enjoys hiking, exercising, reading, whitewater rafting, and playing violin.
"Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.
But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor. For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose." - Galatians 2:16-21 (ESV)