Charles Stanley (1932-2023)

Charles Stanley

Dr. Charles Stanley was born on September 25, 1932, in Dry Fork, Virginia. He attended the University of Richmond and Southwestern Theological Seminary for his undergraduate studies. Later, he earned Master of Theology and Doctor of Theology degrees from Luther Rice Seminary.

His pastoral ministry included serving at First Baptist Church of Atlanta, Fruitland Baptist Church in Hendersonville, North Carolina, First Baptist Church of Fairborn, Ohio, First Baptist Church of Miami, and First Baptist Church in Bartow, Florida. In 1985 and 1986, he served two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

In 1971, he began his television ministry in Atlanta with "The Chapel Hour". The Christian Broadcasting Network reached out to Stanley in 1978 and launched the renamed "In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley". Over the course of his five decades of ministry, he became America's longest-serving television pastor, whose messages were heard in 115 countries around the world via radio, television, shortwave, and the internet.

Dr. Stanley wrote more than 70 books and Bible studies, including several New York Times bestsellers. Among them are God's Purpose for Your Life, Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit, Eternal Security, and the Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Daily Bible.

He is survived by his son, Andy Stanley, pastor of North Point Ministries, his daughter Becky Stanley Broderson, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. His wife, Anna Johnson Stanley, passed away in 2014.

Beloved pastor Stanley teaches how to obtain daily peace by believing in God's love and resting in his purposes. Release anxiety, trust your faithful Father, and stop trying to figure life out yourself! In an uncertain world, it's time to transform your heart and leave the unknown future to the One who cares. 400 pages, hardcover from Nelson.

Unwrap the ultimate Christmas present---Jesus! Pastor Charles Stanley invites you to view the familiar story with fresh eyes. Encounter calm amid holiday chaos by carving out time for Scripture, prayer, and reflection. Each entry includes a motivating meditation, guided journaling questions with space to record your thoughts, an inspirational takeaway, and lyrics to a seasonal hymn. 160 pages, hardcover from Nelson.

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