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The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls is senior pastor of Franklin Baptist Church in Franklin, VA.

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The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Franklin Baptist Church, Franklin, VA

The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls is senior pastor of Franklin Baptist Church in Franklin, VA.

A native of the Atlanta area, Charles  was born in 1964. The small rural town he was raised in had roughly 2,400 residents when he was born. Today, there are about 100,000 there. It was on this rare seam, where country meets burgeoning city, that he formed his views on life, church and Spirit. His undergraduate degree in sociology and management came from the University of West Georgia. Along with an MDiv., he holds an earned doctorate from Mercer University's McAfee School of Theology. 

He and Elizabeth met at seminary, where both of them obtained master's degrees.  They have been married for over twenty-six years now. She is the Collection Development Manager for the Blackwater Regional Library System in eastern Virginia. 

In addition to weekly preaching and teaching responsibilities, the bulk of his ministry is spent with individuals and families walking through the main passages of life. Marriage-enrichment, pre-marriage work, hospitalization, death, hospice care and grief--these are many of the moments that matter! Previously, he served churches in North Carolina and Georgia in the areas of pastoral care and adult Christian education. Interestingly, he has had well over 1,600 divorcees come through his support programs in over 50 groups. He estimates that he has worked privately with more than 300 couples in multi-week pre-marital counseling or enrichment. 

He loves to say that he is married to the world's least likely librarian. Among his hobbies are travel (especially cruising), culinary adventuring and baseball history. He reads for curiosity and information more than for enjoyment. Charles is the author or co-author of eight books, all printed by the Baptist literature provider Smyth and Helwys Publishing, Inc. He writes in what he would describe as a Christian utilitarian niche. Among his titles are A Hungry Soul (a collection of 40 prayers), Divorce Recovery Ministry: A Guidebook, Marriage Ministry: A Guidebook and Lessons from the Cloth (volumes 1 and 2). The latter three books were co-authored with dear friend and mentor, Dr. Bo Prosser.

 


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The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls

Charles Qualls: What Is This?

Mark 1:21-28

4th Sunday after Epiphany - Year B

January 28, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls (CBF)

 

What do you believe are some of the turning points of history? Was it the season of conquest by the Church states? The industrial revolution? Hitler's romp toward power and a Holocaust that threatened to extinguish a people? Some would point to the emergence of an information-based economy. Surely a World War might have been a turning point. All these are but a few of the moments we can look to and suggest that the world has not been the same since. In fact, the responses would vary as much as the people we might ask this question.

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The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls

Charles Qualls: Promise or Warning?

Mark 1:14-20

3rd Sunday after Epiphany - Year B

January 21, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls (CBF)

 

What is the strangest thing anyone has ever asked you to do? What is the deepest commitment someone has asked you to make?

Those are the kinds of questions that arise so naturally as we listen to this story from Mark's gospel today. There are other questions though. Why did Jesus use the words that He did? And, what exactly was He calling them to?

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