Chuck Herring

Dr. Chuck Herring, Senior Pastor

Birthday: March 4

Originally from: Saltillo, Mississippi

Education background: B.S. from Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS • M.Ed. from Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS • M.Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA • D.Min. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA

Ministry background: Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, Folsome, LA, 1984-86 • Pastor of Mullins Station Baptist Church, Memphis, TN, 1986-94 • Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Richland, MS, 1994-2003

I started working for CFBC: March 16, 2003

My family: My wife, Darlene; our daughter Heather (and her husband Vic Shivers) and our son Zac (and his wife TIna); and our grandchildren, Cade and Aynsley

My role at CFBC: God has called me to CFBC to provide spiritual leadership, to preach the Word, to minister to those in need and to challenge the Body to make a kingdom difference in the world.

Personal story: I was a high school football coach and teacher when God called me to preach at the age of 30.  Darlene and I prayed through this matter of God’s call and felt impressed that this was God’s will for our lives.  I resigned my coaching and teaching job and moved my family to New Orleans where I pursued a Master of Divinity degree.  My goal is to serve Jesus faithfully until the day I die or He comes again!

Favorite book of the Bible: Gospel of John

Recent books I’ve enjoyed: Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas, Life on Mission by Justin Willis and Aaron Coe, Spiritual Warfare by Jerry Rankin

Most fulfilling part of my job: Standing before God’s people on Sunday and proclaiming His Word in the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Spiritual gifts: Prophecy, leadership and teaching

The best way to pray for me: Pray that God will fill me with the Holy Spirit • Pray that God will guide and anoint my preaching • Pray that the Lord will give me opportunities to lead many people to Christ • Pray that the Lord will bring about explosive spiritual and numerical growth at CFBC