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Employment History

Senior Pastor

FBCA

President

Southern Baptist Convention Inc

Pastor

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Affiliations

Active Member and A Profound Teacher and Preacher
Union Baptist Church

Education

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Biblical Studies
Carolina University

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Charles Stanley

www.gospelgrace.com [cached]

Anna Stanley, his wife for 44 years, filed for divorce Feb. 16 on the grounds that the marriage was "irretrievably broken," the Atlanta Journal Constitution said, and a Dekalb County Superior Court judge signed the decree May 11.Stanley announced the divorce to his congregation on Sunday May 21

....The congregation stood and applauded when it was announced that Stanley will stay.
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In 1995, Stanley told the congregation that he would step down if his wife divorced him
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--Charles Stanley and his wife, Anna, have divorced.
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According to an official of First Baptist Church, Atlanta, Stanley will remain as senior pastor.Stanley, 67, told the congregation in a service May 21.Followinghis report, Gerald Spicer, church administrator, told the congregation Stanley would remain as senior pastor.
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According to the May 23 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Anna Stanley filed a petition as "A.J. Stanley" requesting a divorce from "C.F. Stanley" on Feb. 16charging their marriage of 44 years was "irretrievably broken."An Atlanta judge signed the final decree May 11 following the execution of a property agreement by the Stanleys April 5.
The Stanleys troubled marriage was made public in the 1990s and caused some struggles in the church because of an unwritten policy that First Baptist not allow divorced men to serve as ministers or deacons.Stanley told the congregation in 1995, "If my wife divorces me, I would resign immediately.""We hate it that things like this happen, but our church is moving right along," said the vice chairman of the church's deacons, Jerry Beal, according to the Atlanta newspaper.
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"He is our pastor, and he will remain our pastor."Pastor of the Atlanta church since 1972, Stanley is a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and his In Touch television ministry is seen and heard around the world.


Union Baptist Church, Macon, Georgia > Rev. D.L. Stanley

www.unionbaptistchurch-macon.org [cached]

David L. Stanley was born the fourth of five children to Mr. Charles and Mrs. Anna Stanley.

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Rev. Stanley is an active member and a profound teacher and preacher at Union Baptist Church here in the city. Before accepting pastorship at Union Baptist Church, Rev. Stanley served as Sunday School Teacher, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent. After receiving God's call to the ministry in 1985, he accepted pastoral duties at Union Baptist Church in 1987.
As Pastor, his philosophy is the importance on instructing his flock (and others) so they will become more knowledgeable about God's word. He implemented the Union Baptist Non-Accredited Bible School to further enhance regular bible study in educating his members.
Rev. Stanley has received a Certificate of Diploma from Moody Bible College in :Old and New Testament Studies" and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies from Carolina University in Lincolnton, North Carolina. His study is ongoing to keep abreast of God's word.
His affiliations are as follows: Member and Past President of the Baptist Ministers Union of Macon, Georgia, First Vice President of the Six District of the State Convention of Georgia, 2nd Vice Moderator of the Union Baptist Association. Also, he has received a "Key to the City" for community work and was selected by the citizens of Macon as one of Macon's Most Inspirational Speakers. Not only is Rev. Stanley sought after for preaching engagements, he is also an excellent teacher called on to do workshops and seminars.
Finally yet importantly, Pastor Stanley is married to Deborah Crawford Stanley and id the father of one son, David, Jr., daughter-in-law, Chiquita and grandson, Brandon.


Charles Stanley - Biography of Dr. Charles Stanley

christianity.about.com [cached]

In 2000, following several separations and attempts at reconciliation, Charles Stanley and his wife, Anna J. Stanley, were divorced after 44 years of marriage.

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Many prominent ministers, including Chuck Colson of Prison Fellowship and even his own son Andy, called for Dr. Stanley to step down as pastor for a time of "personal repentance and healing.
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However, with the support of his congregation (then numbering 13,000), Dr. Stanley retained his position as senior pastor of FBCA. He told Baptist Press News that these personal struggles have made his messages more credible to people who are hurting. "None of us have it all together," he said. "You and I live in a world of needy people, and when you and I start meeting people's needs where they're living, they're coming to hear what you have to say. Through his ordeal with a publicly controversial divorce, Stanley said he has learned to let God fight his battles. Today in the United States, Dr. Stanley's television program airs on 204 channels and seven satellite networks. His radio show is heard on 458 stations as well as shortwave radio and his church membership now numbers 15,000. The ministry also produces a popular daily devotional magazine called In Touch. In his personal biography, Stanley says he models his ministry according to this message from Paul to the Ephesians: "Life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about God's mighty kindness and love. (Acts 20:24, The Living Bible)


Charles Stanley - Biography of Dr. Charles Stanley

christianity.about.com [cached]

In 2000, following several separations and attempts at reconciliation, Charles Stanley and his wife, Anna J. Stanley, were divorced after 44 years of marriage.

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Many prominent ministers, including Chuck Colson of Prison Fellowship and even his own son Andy, called for Dr. Stanley to step down as pastor for a time of "personal repentance and healing.
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However, with the support of his congregation (then numbering 13,000), Dr. Stanley retained his position as senior pastor of FBCA. He told Baptist Press News that these personal struggles have made his messages more credible to people who are hurting. "None of us have it all together," he said. "You and I live in a world of needy people, and when you and I start meeting people's needs where they're living, they're coming to hear what you have to say. Through his ordeal with a publicly controversial divorce, Stanley said he has learned to let God fight his battles. Today in the United States, Dr. Stanley's television program airs on 204 channels and seven satellite networks. His radio show is heard on 458 stations as well as shortwave radio and his church membership now numbers 15,000. The ministry also produces a popular daily devotional magazine called In Touch. In his personal biography, Stanley says he models his ministry according to this message from Paul to the Ephesians: "Life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about God's mighty kindness and love. (Acts 20:24, The Living Bible)


Stanley's wife of over 40 years, ...

cattletoday.com [cached]

Stanley's wife of over 40 years, Anna J. Stanley, originally filed for divorce on 6/22/93 following their separation in the spring of 1992, but his attorney got her to amend the lawsuit to seek a legal separation instead ("separate maintenance"), while seeking reconciliation. She again filed for divorce on 3/20/95. Anna Stanley's divorce filing asked for a jury trial (originally to begin in the first half of 1996) and sought alimony division of assets and possession of their home. Stanley claimed his "childhood difficulties" caused the problems in his marriage.

According to the May 23, 2000 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Anna Stanley filed a petition, as "A.J. Stanley" requesting divorce from "C.F. Stanley," on February 16, 2000, charging their marriage of 44 years was "irretrievably broken. An Atlanta judge signed the final divorce decree May 11, 2000, following the execution of a property agreement by the Stanleys on April 5th. Stanley has retained his position as pastor of FBCA.

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