Chuck grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, one of nine brothers and sisters. He attended Bob Jones University and graduated in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. In 1983 God called him into full-time Christian service, and he became the youth pastor at Crossroads Baptist Temple in Indianapolis, serving beside his father, the senior pastor. He served there until March 1992, when he accepted the position of BJU representative. Chuck and his wife Debbie Harper have three children and two grandchildren. Chuck enjoys golf, basketball and reading.