Charles Stanley is a leading pastor who has a net worth of $1.5 million. He is currently the Sr. Pastor for First Baptist Church, is divorced, has 02 children and living happy life. Charles is also a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Stanley is also the founder of the In Touch Ministries, along with being an author and a television and radio personality. Senior pastor Charles was born on September 25, 1932, in the Dry Fork, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, United States.
|Full Name||Charles Frazier Stanley|
|Birth Date||September 25, 1932|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches / 1.78 m|
|Parents||Charles and Rebecca Stanley|
|Net Worth||$1.5 Million|
|Source of Income||Pastor|
|Children||Andy Stanley and Becky Stanley|
|Ethnicity||American and French|
Charles Stanley invested himself in religious pursuits at an early age, as he began working in Christian ministry from the tender age of fourteen. Stanley received his education from the University of Richmond and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, following which he acquired a Th.M. and Th.D. a degree in theology from the Luther Rice Seminary.
Career as Baptist
Charles began working for the First Baptist Church of Atlanta in 1969, after which he was soon promoted to the position of a senior pastor in 1971. Stanley acquired fame and popularity all over the United States 1972 after he started appearing on ‘The Chapel Hour’, a half-hour long religious television program, which was broadcast by the Christian Broadcasting Network 1978.
Charles Stanley Career, Properties and Net Worth
As per the web sources, Charles has an estimated net worth of about $1.5 million. However as per proboards the yearly salary of Stanley is about $299,9000, while other sites are claiming that his annual cash flow is about $100 thousand only.
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Charles founded the ‘In Touch Ministries’ in 1982, whose radio broadcasts were syndicated, thereby making him a popular figure all over the United States. Due to his immense popularity, Stanley’s signature radio program, ‘In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley’ was translated into 106 languages by 2006, and broadcast all over the world, in roughly 500 radio stations, 300 television stations and a number of satellite networks, such as The Inspiration Network (INSP) and Trinity Broadcasting Network. He had also made his sermons available to the purpose over the internet, as podcasts on his ‘In Touch’ website. The ‘In Touch’ website also provides its subscribe with a free monthly magazine called the ‘In Touch Magazine’, which provides its readers with insights regarding the sermons of Stanley.
Marriage, Divorce and Children
Charles Stanley married Anna Johnson Stanley in 1958 and was married to her for more than three decades. However, in 1993, Anna decided to file for divorce, thereby starting a huge controversy that threatened Stanley’s career, as well as his position in the church. Stanley, who had vowed to step down from his position in the church if his divorce was carried out, was retained by the church when many of the members of the church came to his support. Although Anna dropped her divorce suit in 1996, the divorce became permanent in 2000. Anna and Charles are parents to two children, Andy and Becky. Andy Stanley is a pastor at the North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Interesting facts about Charles Stanley:
- He is the author of more than twenty religious books.
- He is also a talented photographer, as much of his work is featured in the In Touch Magazine.