Charles graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in May 1989, with a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies. He served as pastor and associate pastor of churches in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas for the past twenty two years. Charles served for five years as staff elder and pastor of adult education, retiring from his staff position in December of 2011. He now serves as an Elder at Founders.
He and his wife Mary Ellen have been married since 1957, recently celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary. They have one daughter and two grandchildren.