Charles Swindoll Biography

Charles R. Swindoll born Charles Rozell Swindoll is an evangelical Christian pastor, author, educator, and radio preacher. He founded Insight for Living, headquartered in Frisco, Texas, which airs a radio program of the same name on more than 2,000 stations around the world in 15 languages. He is currently the senior pastor at Stonebriar Community Church, in Frisco, Texas.

Charles Swindoll Age

Charles was born on October 18, 1934, El Campo, TX. He is 84 years as of 2018.

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Charles Swindoll Wife

On June 18, 1955, Swindoll wedded Cynthia Ann Parker, who used to be the piano player at a Baptist Church in Galena Park, Texas. Together, the couple has four youngsters, ten grandkids and two extraordinary grandkids.

Charles Swindoll Young

Charles Rozell Swindoll was conceived on October 18, 1934, in El Campo in Wharton County, Texas, the third of three kids destined to Earl and Lovell Swindoll. He went to Charles H. Milby High School in Houston. He credits his dramatization educator, Dick Nieme, for helping him conquer serious faltering. As an individual from the school walking band and symphony, he figured out how to play the majority of the instruments in the woodwind segment, despite the fact that the saxophone remained his essential instrument. In the wake of moving on from secondary school, he examined mechanical designing while at the same time working for Reed Roller Bit Company in Houston, Texas. Swindoll then satisfied his military administration commitment with the United States Marine Corps, first in San Francisco, at that point on the Japanese island of Okinawa. After his noteworthy release in 1959, he went to Dallas Theological Seminary, where he graduated magna cum laude four years after the fact.

Charles Swindoll Education

After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, Chuck enrolled in Dallas Theological Seminary [DTS]. Chuck’s course of study at DTS and the lifelong mentors he met there have permanently marked his life and the course of his ministry.

Chuck graduated magna cum laude from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1963 with three major honors:

Harry A. Ironside Award for Expository Preaching
Christian Education Award for the greatest achievement in the field of his academic major
Faculty Award for the most outstanding graduate in the opinion of the faculty
Chuck has also received four honorary doctorate degrees in recognition of his outstanding contributions to ministry:

Doctor of Divinity, Talbot Theological Seminary, 1977
Doctor of Humane Letters, Taylor University, 1986
Doctor of Laws, Pepperdine University, 1990
Doctor of Literature, Dallas Baptist University, 1997

Charles Swindoll Career

Swindoll was appointed into the service in 1963 and served in Dallas, under J. Dwight Pentecost, for a long time. He has since held senior pastorates in Waltham, Massachusetts (1965–67), Irving, Texas (1967–71), and Fullerton, California (1971–94). He began his present senior pastorate in Frisco, Texas in 1998.

Swindoll is the originator of Insight for Living, which delivers a radio program of a similar name on Christian and non-Christian radio stations far and wide. The program is heard on in excess of 2000 stations, just as being webcast, and is converted into a few dialects. Its underlying foundations return to the mid-year of 1977 when Swindoll’s lessons from the First Evangelical Free Church in Fullerton were communicated on the radio. In 1979 the Insight for Living radio service started; its workplaces are currently situated in Frisco.

In July 1994, Swindoll turned into the leader of Dallas Theological Seminary and now fills in as its chancellor. He is the writer of in excess of 70 books, a large portion of which depend on his exploration and arrangement for messages lectured every Sunday. In festivity of its 50th commemoration, Christianity Today created an article naming Swindoll as one of the best 25 most powerful ministers of the previous 50 years (1956–2006).

In 1998 Swindoll established Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco. A large number of the ministers at Stonebriar are alumni of Dallas Theological Seminary. The congregation initially held administrations at Collin County Community College (presently Collin College), at that point moved to its changeless home on Legendary Drive. The assembly developed quickly from a couple of hundred individuals to a few thousand in an initial couple of years, and this development has required a significant extension of the present office. Development for the increases started in 2005. The congregation is known for its minister work in India and in different nations. In spite of the fact that Swindoll is still broadly viewed as an Evangelical Free Church of America minister, the Stonebriar Community Church isn’t associated with a specific section.

Charles Swindoll Authorship

Chuck’s prolific writing ministry has blessed the body of Christ for decades. Beginning with You and Your Child in 1977, Chuck has contributed more than 70 titles to a worldwide reading audience. His most popular books in the Christian Bookseller’s Association include:
Strengthening Your Grip
Improving Your Serve
Dropping Your Guard
Living on the Ragged Edge
Living Above the Level of Mediocrity
The Grace Awakening
Simple Faith
Laugh Again
The Finishing Touch
Intimacy with the Almighty
Suddenly One Morning
The Mystery of God’s Will
Wisdom for the Way
The Darkness and the Dawn
A Life Well Lived
Great Lives from God’s Word series, which includes Joseph, David, Esther, Moses, Elijah, Paul, Job, and Jesus: The Greatest Life of All

Charles Swindoll Books

Hand Me Another Brick, Thomas Nelson (1978)

You And Your Child, Thomas Nelson (1977)

Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back: Persevering Through Pressure, Thomas Nelson (1980)

Strike The Original Match, Multnomah (1980)

Improving Your Serve: The Art Of Unselfish Living, Word (1981)

Strengthening Your Grip: Essentials In An Aimless World, Word (1982)

Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life, Multnomah (1983)

Dropping Your Guard: The Value Of Open Relationships, Word (1983)

Come Before Winter – And Share My Hope, Multnomah (1985)

Living on the Ragged Edge: Coming To Terms With Reality, Word (1985)

Growing Deep In The Christian Life: Returning To Our Roots, Multnomah (1986)

The Quest For Character, Multnomah (1987

Living Above The Level of Mediocrity : A Commitment To Excellence, Word (1987)

Growing Wise in Family Life, Multnomah (1988)

Living Beyond The Daily Grind: Reflections On The Songs And Sayings In Scripture, Word (1988)

Rise & Shine: A Wake-Up Call, Multnomah (1989)

The Grace Awakening, Word (1990)

Sanctity Of Life: The Inescapable Issue, Word (1990)

Stress Fractures, Multnomah (1990)

Simple Faith, Word (1991)

Laugh Again, Word (1992)

Flying Closer to the Flame, Word (1993)

The Finishing Touch, Word (1994)

Paw Paw Chuck’s Big Ideas in the Bible, Word (1995)

Hope Again, Word (1996)

The Road To Armageddon (with John F Walvoord; J Dwight Pentecost), Word (1999)

Start Where You Are: Catch A Fresh Vision For Your Life, Word (1999)

The Mystery Of God’s Will: What Does He Want For Me?, Word (1999)

Intimacy With The Almighty, Word Publishing (1996)

Perfect Trust: Ears To Hear, Hearts To Trust, And Minds To Rest In Him, J. Countryman (2000)

The Darkness And The Dawn : Empowered By The Tragedy And Triumph Of The Cross, Word (2001)

Why, God?: Calming Words For Chaotic Times, Word (2001)

Wisdom For The Way: Wise Words For Busy People, J. Countryman (2001)

Understanding Christian Theology (with Roy B. Zuck), Thomas Nelson (2003)

Behold—The Man!: The Pathway Of His Passion, Word (2004)

So, You Want To Be Like Christ?: Eight Essentials To Get You There, Word (2005)

When God Is Silent (Choosing To Trust In Life’s Trials), J. Countryman (2005)

Great Attitudes For Graduates!: 10 Choices For Success In Life (with Terri A. Gibbs), J. Countryman (2006)

Encouragement For Life: Words Of Hope And Inspiration, J. Countryman (2006)

The Strength Of Character: 7 Essential Traits Of A Remarkable Life (with Terri A. Gibbs), J. Countryman (2007)

A Bethlehem Christmas: Celebrating The Joyful Season, Thomas Nelson (2007)

The Owner’s Manual for Christians: The Essential Guide for a God-Honoring Life, Thomas Nelson (2009)

The Church Awakening: An Urgent Call for Renewal, FaithWords (2010)

Living the Psalms, Worthy Publishing (2012)

Living the Proverbs, Worthy Publishing (2012)

Hear Me When I Call: Learning to Connect with a God Who Cares, Worthy Publishing (2013)

Embraced By The Spirit: The Untold Blessings of Intimacy With God, Worthy Publishing (2013)

Charles Swindoll Church

Swindoll has devoted his life to the accurate, practical teaching and application of God’s Word and His grace. A pastor at heart, Chuck has served as senior pastor to congregations in Texas, Massachusetts, and California. Since 1998, he has served as the founder and senior pastor-teacher of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, but Chuck’s listening audience extends far beyond a local church body.

Charles Swindoll Sermons

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Charles Swindoll Quotes

”Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”
”Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.”
”We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”
”The remarkable thing is, we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.”
”A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.”
”When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.”
”The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.”
”When I think of vision, I have in mind the ability to see above and beyond the majority. ”

Charles Swindoll Books

Hand Me Another Brick, Thomas Nelson (1978)

You And Your Child, Thomas Nelson (1977)

Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back: Persevering Through Pressure, Thomas Nelson (1980)

Strike The Original Match, Multnomah (1980)

Improving Your Serve: The Art Of Unselfish Living, Word (1981)

Strengthening Your Grip: Essentials In An Aimless World, Word (1982)

Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life, Multnomah (1983)

Dropping Your Guard: The Value Of Open Relationships, Word (1983)

Come Before Winter – And Share My Hope, Multnomah (1985)

Living on the Ragged Edge: Coming To Terms With Reality, Word (1985)

Growing Deep In The Christian Life: Returning To Our Roots, Multnomah (1986)

The Quest For Character, Multnomah (1987

Living Above The Level of Mediocrity : A Commitment To Excellence, Word (1987)

Growing Wise in Family Life, Multnomah (1988)

Living Beyond The Daily Grind: Reflections On The Songs And Sayings In Scripture, Word (1988)

Rise & Shine: A Wake-Up Call, Multnomah (1989)

The Grace Awakening, Word (1990)

Sanctity Of Life: The Inescapable Issue, Word (1990)

Stress Fractures, Multnomah (1990)

Simple Faith, Word (1991)

Laugh Again, Word (1992)

Flying Closer to the Flame, Word (1993)

The Finishing Touch, Word (1994)

Paw Paw Chuck’s Big Ideas in the Bible, Word (1995)

Hope Again, Word (1996)

The Road To Armageddon (with John F Walvoord; J Dwight Pentecost), Word (1999)

Start Where You Are: Catch A Fresh Vision For Your Life, Word (1999)

The Mystery Of God’s Will: What Does He Want For Me?, Word (1999)

Intimacy With The Almighty, Word Publishing (1996)

Perfect Trust: Ears To Hear, Hearts To Trust, And Minds To Rest In Him, J. Countryman (2000)

The Darkness And The Dawn : Empowered By The Tragedy And Triumph Of The Cross, Word (2001)

Why, God?: Calming Words For Chaotic Times, Word (2001)

Wisdom For The Way: Wise Words For Busy People, J. Countryman (2001)

Understanding Christian Theology (with Roy B. Zuck), Thomas Nelson (2003)

Behold—The Man!: The Pathway Of His Passion, Word (2004)

So, You Want To Be Like Christ?: Eight Essentials To Get You There, Word (2005)

When God Is Silent (Choosing To Trust In Life’s Trials), J. Countryman (2005)

Great Attitudes For Graduates!: 10 Choices For Success In Life (with Terri A. Gibbs), J. Countryman (2006)

Encouragement For Life: Words Of Hope And Inspiration, J. Countryman (2006)

The Strength Of Character: 7 Essential Traits Of A Remarkable Life (with Terri A. Gibbs), J. Countryman (2007)

A Bethlehem Christmas: Celebrating The Joyful Season, Thomas Nelson (2007)

The Owner’s Manual for Christians: The Essential Guide for a God-Honoring Life, Thomas Nelson (2009)

The Church Awakening: An Urgent Call for Renewal, FaithWords (2010)

Living the Psalms, Worthy Publishing (2012)

Living the Proverbs, Worthy Publishing (2012)

Hear Me When I Call: Learning to Connect with a God Who Cares, Worthy Publishing (2013)

Embraced By The Spirit: The Untold Blessings of Intimacy With God, Worthy Publishing (2013)

Charles Swindoll Bible Study Guides

Insight for Living Ministries study guides offer written summaries of Chuck Swindoll’s messages. Each chapter concludes with several questions for personal application. With these thoughtful questions challenging the reader, these resources are ideal for personal study or small group settings. Each book promises to take you deeper into the Word of God where life-change best occurs.

Charles Swindoll New Testament Insights Commentary Series

Insights on Romans, Zondervan (2010)
Insights on John, Zondervan (2010)
Insights on James and 1 & 2 Peter, Zondervan (2010)
Insights on 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, Zondervan (2011)
Insights on Revelation, Zondervan (2012)
Insights on Luke, Zondervan (2012)

Charles Swindoll Trust God

Charles Swindoll Call to Ministry

While in the U.S. Marine Corps on Okinawa Island during his duty tour, Chuck acknowledged that the Lord was calling him to devote his life to the ministry of the gospel. Chuck has dedicated himself to the challenge of communicating practical, biblical truth and its application in the context of God’s grace with Cynthia, his partner in life since 1955.

Charles Swindoll Great Lives Series

The Great Lives From God’s Word book series by Charles R. Swindoll includes books David: A Man of Passion & Destiny (Great Lives from God’s Word Series: Volume 1), Esther Great Lives Series: Volume 2, Joseph Great Lives Series: Volume 3, and several more.

Charles Swindoll Theology

Chuck became the chancellor of the seminary in 2001 after serving as the fourth president of Dallas Theological Seminary for seven years (1994–2001). As the world’s sixth-largest seminary, the primary goal of DTS is to equip godly servant-leaders for the proclamation of God’s Word and the building up of Christ’s body worldwide, a Chuck mission wholeheartedly supports his life and teaching. He continues to uphold the motto of the school, “Preach the Word,” as he serves at the Dallas Theological Seminary, Insight for Living Ministries, and Stonebriar Community Church in leadership.

Charles Swindoll Insight For Living

Chuck’s congregation extends far beyond the local church body. Through the Insight for Living broadcast, Chuck’s teaching is on the air in every major Christian radio market in all 50 states and through more than 2,100 outlets worldwide in numerous foreign languages, and it is also available to an exploding online and podcast audience. While Chuck serves as chairman of the board, his wife, Cynthia, serves as president and chief executive officer of Insight for Living Ministries. They have directed its expansion to become one of the leading radio programs in Christian broadcasting. Headquartered in Frisco, Texas, Insight for Living Ministries now has a staff of over 90 employees. We also maintain offices in Boronia Victoria for our Australian listeners, in Brasilia for our Brazilian listeners, in Vancouver for our Canadian listeners, and in London for our listeners in the United Kingdom.
As a teacher on Insight for Living, Chuck has received the following awards:
Program of the Year, National Religious Broadcasters, 1994
Religious Broadcaster of the Year, National Religious Broadcasters, 1999
Hall of Fame Award, National Religious Broadcasters, 2000

Charles Swindoll Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $100K-1M

Charles Swindoll Honors and awards

Harry A. Ironside Award for Expository Preaching – Dallas Theological Seminary, 1963
Christian Education Award – Dallas Theological Seminary, 1963
Faculty Award – Dallas Theological Seminary, 1963
Doctor of Divinity – Talbot School of Theology, 1977
Doctor of Human Letters – Taylor University, 1986
The clergyman of the Year – Religious Heritage of America, 1988
Doctor of Laws – Pepperdine University, 1990
Doctor of Literature – Dallas Baptist University, 1998
Lifetime Achievement Award – Catalyst Conference, 2009

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