Charles Fowler became senior pastor of Germantown Baptist Church in 2010. He served for sixteen years at Union University in various capacities including Senior Vice President for University Relations, Executive Director of the Union University Foundation, LLC, and Professor of Christian Ministries and Education.
While at Union, he also served as interim pastor in more than a dozen churches throughout the Mid-South. Many of the churches were going through challenging transitions in leadership. God, in His grace, poured Himself through Dr. Fowler to promote healing and growth in these hurting churches. Dr. Fowler recognizes that the strengthening of these churches during his tenure is further evidence of the goodness and faithfulness of God.
"...I cannot imagine living as a faithful Christian without active mission involvement."
In his various pastoral ministries, he has assisted many churches in developing a mission strategy to equip and mobilize more people to become more involved as volunteer and career missionaries. Dr. Fowler led his very first person to Christ on a mission trip and says today, "Those experiences galvanized my love for missions. I cannot imagine living as a faithful Christian without active mission involvement." He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the International Mission Board.
Dr. Fowler is originally from Corinth, MS. He is a graduate of Union University, Mississippi State University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Fowler was called into ministry while in high school and has spent his life following God's call. Charles and his wife Sandra have two daughters, Anna and Sarah.