Charles grew up in a nominally Christian home, but was a total stranger to the true gospel until he was nearly 16 years of age. It was then that he heard for the first time that one must be born again in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. That night, through the powerful convicting work of the Holy Spirit, he was given a glimpse of his lost condition and of the surpassing glories of Christ as the divine Savior of lost sinners. Charles lives in Kirksville, Missouri, with his wife, Mona and their five children. He has served as co-pastor of Lake Road Chapel since 1974, and has written two books (Justification and Regeneration and The Law of Christ). He has been a conference speaker in the United States and overseas.