The call to ministry for Charles has been by a long and circuitous route. Born into a devout and active Baptist family, he was raised by parents who lived and taught the scriptures. He worshipped in this tradition through college, and graduate school and married a good Baptist girl. He started a career with the U. S. District Court in the Northern District of Alabama in 1974, as a U.S. Probation Office.

In his early thirties Charles had a Roman Catholic co-worker who went through a Cursillio, or renewal retreat. She was so enthusiastic that she found the Protestant equivalent in the Methodist “Walk to Emmaus”, and his life was forever changed, particularly as his eyes were opened by the Eucharist. As a result of this personal encounter with Christ, he started participating in a prison ministry, and as “luck” would have it he roomed with an Episcopal priest, and this priest explained the power and love in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. He started attending an Episcopal Church pastored by Jim Pinto, and his journey has been intertwined with Jim ever since.

Charles received his Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Auburn University, and his Masters of Social Work from the University of Georgia with an emphasis on clinical treatment. He was a Licensed Certified Social worker for almost twenty years, and was employed by the U.S. District Court for twenty six years. He was ordained a transitional deacon in the Charismatic Episcopal Church in 1997, and a priest in 1999. He was a Minister of Education for two years, and a parish priest for 5 years. He was received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil in April of 2007.He is a member of The Missionaries of the Gospel of Life.

Charles has experience in facilitating group, individual, and sidewalk counseling. He has been involved in pro-life work since 1986. His specialty in the court system was working with addicts, and he has co-facilitated a post abortion group for men. He is available to conduct training seminars for leaders and the church on abortion ministries, including ministry in post abortion healing for men and women, sidewalk counseling, life and family issues, and men’s ministry and retreats.

He believes with all of his heart that we are the voice of those who cannot speak for themselves. He may be contacted by calling 205-541-4142 {cell} 205 252-0746 ext.30 {office} or at sanctity@bellsouth.net