The Purpose of Promise of Hope Ministries: To help people have an encounter with Jesus they can understand. For some people, this means meeting Jesus for the first time and realizing that He is relevant to their lives. For others, this means understanding how Jesus intersects with their lives in their current situation.
Our culture believes that intimacy best occurs in the darkness. The greatest intimacy, however, occurs in the light as we have an encounter with Jesus that we can understand. In the light of His Presence, we form our deepest relationships and encounter the One who “purifies us from all sin.” At Promise of Hope, it is our desire, above all else, to help people encounter Jesus in the light of their understanding so that they can experience His forgiveness and the relationship with Him and others we were all meant to have.
Chuck has served in a variety of significant positions within the Southern Baptist Convention. He was elected as Trustee to International Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention. He served as Chairman, Overseas Committee, International Mission Board, and was a Charter Board member, Baptist Global Response, International Mission Board. As Chairman of the Task Force, Renewing the Vision, International Mission Board, the team implemented a number of significant programs that expanded the reach of the IMB to a more affinity based strategy. Chuck is an effective communicator and able to engage audiences as well as speak to the heart of individuals one on one. He has had numerous speaking engagements including the Annual General Meeting for IMB missionaries – Paraguay, Brazil, and Ivory Coast, speaker and host of the Promise of Hope television and radio broadcast and podcast, and host, of the popular Adventure Bound Outdoors, national award-winning outdoor television program.
Chuck has been the pastor of churches in five states, and for the past fifteen years he has served as the senior pastor of The Church at Crossgate Center, formerly Second Baptist Church, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Chuck has committed himself to evangelism. For the last ten years he has been host of the hunting program, Adventure Bound Outdoors (ABO) which he launched in 1996. The program pioneered the magazine style format for outdoor programs and has won 4 national awards.
Chuck received his B.A. from Clemson University, his Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Doctorate of Ministry from New Orleans Theological Seminary.