Meet Dr. Stanley

Dr. Charles F. Stanley is the founder of In Touch Ministries and Pastor Emeritus of First Baptist Church of Atlanta, Georgia, where he served more than 50 years. Dr. Stanley's heart's desire is to get the gospel to "as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, as clearly as possible, as irresistibly as possible, through the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God."

Because of this goal, Dr. Stanley’s teachings are transmitted as widely and effectively as possible. His teachings can be heard daily on “In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley” broadcasts on more than 3,600 television, radio, and satellite networks and stations around the world; on the Internet at; and through the In Touch Messenger Lab. Dr. Stanley’s inspiring messages are also published in the award-winning In Touch devotional magazine and in the more than seventy books he’s authored.

Fun Facts About Charles F. Stanley

Charles Frazier Stanley is born. Charley and Rebecca Stanley gave birth to a son in Dry Fork, Virginia.

1977: The ministry is founded.
      Dr. Stanley decides to call it  
"In Touch," which comes from a Living Bible he owned.

Dr. Stanley is inducted into the National Religious Broadcasters' (NRB) Hall of Fame.

Dr. Stanley has authored
more than 60 books, and has hit the New York Times Best Seller's List several times.

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