Charles has been married to his wife Barbara for over 40 years and has four married children with eleven grandchildren. He attended Columbia Bible College for a year which was instrumental in his spiritual development. He graduated from Taylor University with a B/S degree in Business/Systems. He has previously served on many local boards including Community Hospital board, Chamber of Commerce and Universal Bearing. Charles currently serves as an Elder at Bremen Bible Church and on the board of One Mission Society. He is president of Woodies Supermarket, a family business since 1944.