Chuck graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1979 and began a forty year career as an attorney. In 1984 he formed his own firm, then downsized in 1992 to a solo practice which allowed him to focus on representing Christian churches, ministries, organizations, associations, and businesses. He has taught at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia and became a sought-after speaker at various conferences, churches, and ministry events, especially in the area of Christian reconciliation.
Chuck was ordained in 1983 and over the years has served churches as elder, deacon, trustee, teacher, men’s ministry leader, and youth ministry leader. He continues to provide counsel to pastors, ministers, church staff, and volunteers, as well as leaders in Christian denominations, organizations, and associations on local, national, and international levels.
In 1997, Chuck formed Ciloa, a ministry devoted to encouraging others and teaching them how to encourage one another. He developed The Encourager’s Walk, a seminar that explores the Biblical concepts of encouragement, correction, rebuking and reconciliation. He also wrote the accompanying leader’s manual and study guide.
On January 1, 2001, he began writing A Note of Encouragement, a weekly publication that weaves life experiences with Biblical truth, providing clear applications to what effective encouragement means in the lives of Christians. The Notes have been read across the United States and in another 185 countries. Chuck continues to serve as its principal writer and editor-in-chief.
In recent years, Chuck has also developed the small group study EON! (Encourage Others Now), as well as its leader’s guide and workbook. This twelve part series focuses on the “how to” side of encouraging one another, sharing not only what to do, but also what not to do.
Chuck has published four books: Take The Stand, A Year of Encouragement, Another Year of Encouragement, and his first Christian fiction, The Company. He and his wife, Beverly, live in Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA.