Charles Stanley Biography, Ministry, In Touch, Education, Divorce, Age, Kids, and Net Worth.

Charles Stanley

Who Is Charles Stanley?

Charles Stanley (Charles Frazier Stanley ) is a pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been a senior pastor for over 51 years. In addition, he is the founder and the president of In Touch Ministries. In Touch Ministries usually spread his sermons through television and served two one-year terms as a president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1984 until 1986.



In 1969, he joined the staff of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta, After that, he became a senior pastor in 1971. Being a young pastor he was provided with a motivational book known as Think and Grow Rich. One year later he launched a half-hour religious television show known as Chapel Hour 1972. Furthermore, in 1977 he founded In Touch Ministries with an aim to lead people globally into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and to make the local churches stronger.

The show was translated into 50 languages, in the US In Touch is aired by more than 500 radio stations, 300 television stations,s and a few satellite networks such as The Inspiration Network ( INSP) and Trinity Broadcasting Network. Moreover, all of his sermons, together with other audio and video programming, are on the In Touch website.

In addition, In Touch Ministries also publishes In Touch magazine. Tv, television, magazines, and new platforms are all used by In Touch to spread the Gospel as soon as possible. Since he possessed a Living Bible, Dr. Stanley used the name In Touch with his ministry. Furthermore, Charles was elected as the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Stanley’s publications and broadcasts cover a wide range of topics, including economics, parenting, personal crises, emotional concerns, marriages, and Protestantism. “Dr. Stanley fervently considers the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God, a view clearly mirrored in his preaching,” according to the In Touch website.

In his tenure in the Ministry, he has managed to develop over 30 Life Principles that guide his life and have helped him to grow in his knowledge, service, and love of God. Most of the time he shares these such as books, the bible, and study guides. One of his most quoted beliefs is “Obey God and leave all the repercussions to Him,” which he attributes to his ancestor, George Washington Stanley. Furthermore, in his book Courageous Faith: My Story From a Life of Obedience, he stated that “Granddad told me, Charles if God tells you to run your head through a brick wall you head for the wall and when you get there, God will make a hole for it.”

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Get It Around Show

In 2005, Stanley asked Lisa Ryan to co-host “Get It Around,” a question-and-answer series that aired following the sermon and advertising. The Q&A section was designed to help the listeners better understand the sermon’s material by using questions that a typical listener would pose. However, the segment was discontinued in late 2006 and replaced by Charles only. At the begging of 2007, he began using the last episode of In Touch in TV and Radio shows on his ” 30 Life Principles.” Some of the related materials and teaching are available online through In’s ” Life Principles Center.”

Charles wrote in 2009, “I started applying the values from that book to my job as a pastor, and they succeeded! …… I’ve read Think and Grow Rich every year for years to remind myself that God’s reality is not limited to one profession. It can be used for a variety of tasks and ministries.” Adding to his work in Christianity ministry, Charles is an avid photographer. Most of his work as a photographer is featured in In Touch magazine. Moreover, some other printed material by the ministries like the In Touch wall and desk calendars.

In 2017, Stanley elected Anthony George as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, with the intention of succeeding him at some stage in the future. Stanley announced his resignation as senior pastor and transitioned to pastor emeritus on September 13, 2020. Stanley, on the other hand, has confirmed that he does not believe in retirement and will continue to serve at In Touch Ministries.

How Old Is Charles Stanley?

He was born on September 25, 1932, and currently, he is 88 years old.

Charles Stanley Family

Who are Charles Stanley’s Parents?

He was born in Dry Fork, Virginia to his parent, his father was also called Charles, however, he died nine months later after he was born. He grew up in rural Dry Fork on the outskirts of Danville. However, he has managed to keep information about his mother private but we will update it as soon as possible.

Does He Have Siblings?

At the moment information about his sibling is not available at the moment. Gut we will update it as soon as possible.

Charles Stanley Education

Stanley attended the University of Richmond where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree. He went further and acquired his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Moreover, he went on and joined Luther Rice Seminary in Florida where he acquired Masters of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry degree.

Charles Stanley Spouse

Currently, he is not married.


He got married in 1995, to his wife Anna Johnson and they divorced in 2000. This was after they had separated for several years. His divorce was a controversy in the Southern Baptist Convention to the point where he wanted to step down.

Charles Stanley Kids

He has two kids Andy Stanley, a pastor of North Point Community Church in nearby Alpharetta Georgia, He also has a daughter by the name of Becky whom she mentions in most of his sermons.

Charles Stanley Height

He stands at a stature of 1.7m tall

Charles Stanley’s Net Worth

He has a net worth of $1.5 million.

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