While many are able to share a beautiful testimony of a dramatic conversion from a hard life of sin to a daily walk with Jesus, Charles Massegee humbly thanks God for His keeping power. A power that raised Charles in a loving family that has long been devoted to Christ and the ministry. “Massegee” in Welsh means, “messenger,” and the Massegee’s have been God’s messengers from the pulpit around the world for generations. Charles’ grandfather and father were evangelists and also were pastors of Southern Baptist Churches for over 140 years combined, both preaching until they were almost 90 years old.
Charles gave his life to Christ when he was only nine years old in his father’s church. At the age of eighteen he answer God’s call to preach the gospel of Christ. That same year he was licensed by the Second Baptist Church and ordained to the ministry at the New Hope Baptist Church in Ranger, Texas. He helped organize the Eastside Baptist Church in Ranger at the age of nineteen and was their first pastor. Because of football stardom and hundreds of invitations to preach revival meetings, he entered full-time vocational evangelism. He completed his education at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Since then he has averaged over 30 revival crusades a year. Charles was elected President for an unprecedented three terms of the National Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, 1969, 1970, and 1971. He served two terms as Vice President and two terms as President of the Conference of Texas Baptist Evangelists, 2013 and 2014. As an evangelist he is endorsed by the Southern Baptist Convention and in 2000 received the endorsement from the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. In 2014, he and his wife, Beverly, received the prestigious ROY FISH LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.
In recognition of his contribution to worldwide evangelism, he has been awarded two Doctor Degrees. However, Charles is quick to realize all his honors and accomplishments are but rubbish (dung), if he does not gain Christ and come to know Him and the power of His resurrection, and allow Him to conform him to His death.
Charles and his family are active members of the Orchard Hills Baptist Church in Garland, Texas where Dickson Rial is pastor. While Charles is an independent Southern Baptist Evangelist he goes where he is invited, conducting crusades and Bible Conferences in churches of all faiths. His purpose is to invade every church, every home and every prison with the Gospel of Christ and plant the banner of God’s endless love in every heart. His objective is very simple—to help people in all walks of life and beliefs, discover Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, and find a personal relationship with God through Him. Charles is more determined than ever to make conquest and storm the enemies’ territory with the message of God’s power and matchless love.
In the midst of all the gloom and despair that so dominates our society, there is a sure source of hope. There is an answer! Charles speaks to these issues with a candid, straightforward approach, offering positive solutions for this troubled generation. Indeed, Jesus is the Answer!
Charles has spent his life explaining the meaning of life, death and eternity. He believes that the Christian life is a “joyful, thrilling adventure”. His messages are geared to speak directly to the needs of today’s fast-moving world. He offers a message to those who are hurting, depressed, discouraged and lonely. He has a message of love, forgiveness and acceptance. It’s a message that will free a person from the condemning feeling of guilt and failure.
His message has made sense to countless thousands around the world. Invite him to your church and find out why!