Charles Stanley (1932– ) is often called “America’s Pastor.” He earned his Bachelor of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and his master’s degree and doctorate at Luther Rice Seminary.
Stanley has been senior pastor of the First Baptist Church Atlanta since 1971. He is the founder and president of In Touch Ministries. The radio and television broadcast In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley airs around the world in more than 50 languages. He has served two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Stanley is a New York Times bestselling author who has written more than 45 books, including The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible, The Reason for My Hope, Walking Wisely: Real Guidance for Life’s Journey, and dozens more in The Charles Stanley Collection (46 vols.).