Charles Stanley Bio, Age, Height, Pastor and Writer, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Charles Stanley Bio, Wiki

Charles Stanley was an American Pastor and writer best known for serving as the senior Pastor Emeritus of Atlanta’s First Baptist Church for 51 years. Additionally, he was also the founder and president of In Touch Ministries, which broadcasts his sermons on television.

Charles Stanley Age

Stanley was 90 years old as of 2022 before he died. He was born on 25 September 1932 in Dry Fork, Virginia, United States.

Charles Stanley Height

Stanley stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Charles Stanley Education

Stanley graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond and a master’s degree in divinity from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Luther Rice Seminary in Florida awarded him a Master of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry.

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Charles Stanley Career

Stanley joined the staff of Atlanta’s First Baptist Church in 1969 and in 1971 he was named as s senior pastor.  Additionally,  he received the motivational book Think and Grow Rich as a young pastor. In 1972, he debuted The Chapel Hour, a half-hour religious television program. In Touch, Ministries was founded in 1977 by Stanley with the mission of leading people worldwide into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and strengthening the local church. This show first aired on the Christian Broadcasting Network in 1978. Moreover, the show was translated into 50 different languages.

“In Touch” is broadcast on approximately 500 radio stations, 300 television stations, and several satellite networks in the United States. The networks include Trinity Broadcasting Network and the Inspiration Network (INSP). His sermons, as well as other audio and video programming, were found on the In Touch website. To spread the Gospel as quickly as possible, In Touch employs tools such as radio, television, magazines, and digital media. However, he chose the name In Touch because it was inspired by a Living Bible he owned. In 1985, he was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1985.

Charles Stanley Writings

His writings and broadcasts cover a wide range of topics, including relationships, Protestant Christianity, personal crises,  finances, emotional issues, and parenting. He fervently believes the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God, a belief strongly reflected in his teaching,” according to the In Touch website. Moreover, Charles has developed “30 Life Principles” that have guided his life. And helped him grow in his knowledge, service, and love of God over the course of his ministry. In 2005, he invited Lisa Ryan to co-host “Bring It Home,” a question-and-answer segment that aired after the sermon and advertisements. Aside from that, he was an avid photographer in addition to his work in Christian ministry. Much of his photography had appeared in the ministries In Touch magazine, as well as in other materials such as the In Touch wall and desk calendars.

In 2017, Stanely named Anthony George to succeed him as senior pastor of First Baptist Church at some point in the future. Apart from that, he announced his retirement as senior pastor and transition to pastor emeritus on September 13, 2020. On the other hand,  Charles had stated unequivocally that he does not believe in retirement, so he will continue to work at In Touch Ministries. The Q&A segment was designed to help the audience better understand the sermon’s content by using questions that the average listener might ask. In late 2006 the segment was discontinued, and he was the sole replacement. In early 2007, Stanley began teaching his “30 Life Principles” in the final segment of the “In Touch” TV and radio shows. The “Life Principles Center” at has related materials and teaching available online.

Charles Stanley’s Net Worth

In Stanley’s career as a writer and pastor, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $200,000 Million and $1.5  Million.

Charles Stanley Salary

He received annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Charles Stanley’s Parents and Siblings

Stanley was born and raised in the United States, he keeps information regarding his parents and whether he has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of his family information will be done when available.

Charles Stanley Wife

Stanley was married to Anna J. Stanley, from 1955 to 2000. Unfortunately, they divorced in 2000 sparking a minor controversy in the Southern Baptist Convention. The situation was complicated by reports that Stanley had stated that if he divorced, he would resign as pastor. He didn’t think his separation would lead to divorce at the time. However, when they divorced, his church’s members overwhelmingly voted to keep him as pastor. The church member said that Charles will be able to keep his position as long as he does not remarry, according to the bylaws of First Baptist Atlanta.  Additionally, Anna died on November 10, 2014, due to unknown reasons.

Charles Stanley Kids

Stanley was a father to one son, Andy Stanley. His son is the pastor of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. additionally, he also had a daughter named Becky, whom he had adopted. Stanley also has a daughter named Becky, whom he has mentioned in his sermons on occasion.

Charles Stanley Death

Stanley died at his home in Atlanta on April 18, 2023, at the age of 90. However, the cause  of the death was not known

Charles Stanley Divorce

Stanley’s wife Anna J. Stanley, filed for divorce on June 22, 1993, following their separation in the spring of 1992. At that time, the Moody Radio Network station in Atlanta (then-WAFS) took Stanley’s daily broadcast off the air, concluding that there was no sign of reconciliation. Moreover, on February 16, 2000 divorce papers were filed for the final time and they legally separated.

Charles Stanley Books

Stanley wrote more than 70 books and Bible studies, including several New York Times bestsellers. Among them are God’s Purpose for Your Life, Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit, Eternal Security, and the Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Daily Bible and many more.

Charles Stanley Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is not vocal on his social media accounts where he does not post frequently. On his Twitter account, he had about 54 followers, and about 5k followers on his Instagram account.