Charles Stanley Death – The First Baptist Atlanta and In Touch Ministries mourn the death of their pastor. He was First Baptist Church of Atlanta’s senior pastor and the founder of In Touch Ministries, Dr. Charles Frazier Stanley. Anthony Georgia, the revered senior pastor of First Baptist Atlanta, died quietly at home on Tuesday morning, April 18, 2023.
First Baptist Church of Atlanta’s senior pastor has died
The preacher, broadcaster, and author worked for First Baptist Atlanta for more than 50 years. In 1971, he was appointed Senior Pastor, making him the 16th pastor of the venerable church that was established in 1848. The church saw exceptional growth while Stanley served as its pastor. In order to better serve its diversified membership of more than 15,000 members from across the world, FBA relocated from its Peachtree Street site in Midtown Atlanta to the former Avon property in Dunwoody in 1997.
Stanley, who was born in Dry Fork, Virginia in 1932 would become a pioneer in religious broadcasting. He founded In Touch Ministries in 1977 to in his words, “Get the truth of the Gospel to as many people as possible”. His sermons, podcasts, and devotionals have been seen or heard in more than 115 million homes per week in more than 126 countries around the world.
At the time of his death, Dr. Stanley could be heard in every nation on Earth via radio, shortwave, or television broadcasts. In the United States, the In Touch television program could be seen on 204 stations and seven satellite networks, and the In Touch radio program could be heard on 458 stations and via shortwave radio. In 1988, he was inducted into the National Religious Broadcasters Hall of Fame. As an author, he wrote more than 60 books including several New York Times bestsellers.
He also served for two terms as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention in the 1980s. Stanley loved taking pictures of the natural world. Many of his photographs are displayed on the walls of the In Touch studios. In fact, at the time of his passing, one of his paintings was hanging on the wall in the bedroom of the late Reverend Billy Graham.
Becky, his daughter, and Andy, the founder and senior pastor of Northpoint Ministries, are Stanley’s surviving children. Andy referred to his father as a pastor’s role model. Condolences are been sent to the family members of Dr. Charles Frazier Stanley, First Baptist Atlanta and In Touch Ministries.
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