Charles and his wife, Kaye, were married on the first day of January 1955. They had four children who produced eight surviving grandchildren; they currently have 15 great-grandchildren.
Both natives of Gary, Indiana, they have resided in eight different states during their married life, which gives them special insight regarding lifestyles and cultures in other areas.
They became interested in the Church of God in 1964, began attending services in the spring of 1968 and were baptized on June 15 of that year. Charles was ordained a minister of Jesus Christ on Dec. 9, 1995.
His interest in writing was sparked when he was selected editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper. He has continued through the years by authoring newspaper columns, procedural manuals and training booklets, and he currently contributes to the One Accord Church newsletter and the Life, Hope & Truth website.
Activity in participatory sports was the family norm, but his love for the game of golf has been curtailed since 2006 when he had a minor stroke. Charlie, as he prefers to be called, and Kaye live in Florida and are active in the St. Petersburg congregation of the Church of God, a Worldwide Association.