Currently resides in Tampa, FL with his wife of 34 years, Tammy Lynn. Tammy works at WTBN Salem Broadcasting as admin assistant and head of HR.
Ordained and licensed to ministry in 1993
Former Youth pastor 21 years
Former Music Missionary to Kids 15 years
Current Faith Based Life Coach
Tammy and I have two sons, Andrew and Matthew. Andrew, age 30, lives in Ardmore Oklahoma with his wife Courtney and their new baby son Silas, born New Year’s Eve, 2012. He works for the Noble Foundation in Ardmore. Matt, 28, resides in Tampa Florida and is employed at Watoto Childcare Ministries. He is also studying to gain his CPA credentials.
Tammy and I are both believers and followers of Jesus Christ
We are currently members of Van Dyke Church, Tampa, FL
I was born at a very early age. 🙂 Born in El Paso, Texas. I have lived in Texas, California, Minnesota, North & South Dakota, California, Oklahoma and Florida.
My Birthday is July 17, every year. (Send money!)
Graduated from UCLA (University of Cameron, Lawton Area) with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree
BSU (Baptist Student Union), Minor: Ping Pong (OK, not really – although I could probably beat Forrest Gump – just sayin….) Major was Physical Ed. with a double minor in Math and Law Enforcement. Yep, and I never used either one. Go figure!
Fun and Funny Facts About Coach Charlie
Charlie Really Likes
Oklahoma Sooners, lights, eagles, all sports, (particularly playing golf, watching NCAA Football and MMA), fishing (in a pond, not in the Gulf where I get sea sick!), snow skiing, jet skiing, laughing, Disney, the mountains, playing the guitar, winning at whatever game I play, the sunset, hitting a good show.
Charlie Really Doesn’t Like
Onions, snakes, needles, liver, losing, being sick, supreme pizza, a dog that barks all night, waiting in line at Walmart, slow computers, kidney stones, heavy traffic, and that stupid “Titanic” song!
Or any combination of the above!
Favorite Sports Teams
Oklahoma Sooners, (Boomer!)
Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks, Tampa Bay Bucs, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers
Blind Side, The Help, The Avengers, Cinderella Man, Iron Man, Princess Bride, Jason Bourne Movies, Gladiator, Troy, Million Dollar Baby, Nacho Libre’
Favorite TV Shows Ever
24, The Weather Channel, ESPN, UFC
Favorite Christian Singers & Groups
The late Rich Mullins, the late Keith Green, Britt Nicole, Coffee Anderson, Steven Curtis Chapman, Lincoln Brewster, Jamie Grace, Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe, Tommy Walker, Chris August, Jason Gray, Josh Wilson, Steller Kart, Group 1 Crew, Relient K, Hawk Nelson, Jars of Clay
Favorite Bible Characters Besides Jesus
Daniel, Joseph and David
Favorite Bible Verses
2 Chronicles 16:9 – “For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth, that He may strongly support those whose hearts are completely His.”
Psalm 37:4 – “Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
Bible, Jesus Calling, (by Sarah Young), Prayer of Jabez, Life that God Rewards, The Dream Giver, (all three by Bruce Wilkinson), Purpose Driven Life, (by Rick Warren), Wild Goose Chase (by Mark Batterson), It’s Your Time (by Joel Osteen), David (by Chuck Swindoll), Joseph (by Chuck Swindoll), Halftime (by Bob Buford), Learning to Soar (by Avery and Matt Willis)
People I Admire
My wife Tammy, my Mother Darline, my Step Dad Harry, my late Dad Charlie, Billy Graham, Tony Dungy, the late Tom Landry, William Booth, George Muller, Jim Elliott, Ronald Reagan, Truitt Cathy, Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy, Tim Tebow, George St. Pierre, John Bones Jones, Sponge Bob (not really – just seeing if you were paying attention!)
Little Known Facts About Charlie
I still can’t read music and led worship for 15 years!, I once pinned myself in a high school wrestling match, my Mom looks and acts like Lucille Ball, I like my pancakes dry, I shoot in the 70’s in golf (if it’s any warmer or any colder outside, I won’t shoot at all!), corn dogs with mustard make me cough, I can dunk a basketball (on a 5 foot goal), I once hooked my best friend in the mouth while fishing, I occasionally run into glass doors, I’m shorter than I look. Oh, and by the way, I’m a miracle to be alive! (See my accident testimony)