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Background Information

Employment History

President
Southern Baptist Convention Inc

Pastor
Amway Corp

Senior Pastor
FBCA

Pastor
FBCA

Affiliations

Active Member and A Profound Teacher and Preacher
Union Baptist Church

Education

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Biblical Studies
Carolina University

Web References (11 Total References)


Charles Stanley, wife divorce; Atlanta church affirms pastor -5/31/2000

www.layman.org, 31 May 2000 [cached]

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. 16 charging 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 Stanley's 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..
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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, 3 June 2014 [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.


Dr. Charles Stanley divorce:Bill Fields:PeaceMakers.net, Ministry of Biblical counseling,Reconciliation,Pastor,Elder,Deacon,church Leadership, Church Discipline,instruction

www.peacemakers.net, 1 July 2000 [cached]

ATLANTA - Charles Stanley and his wife, Anna, have divorced.

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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. 16 charging 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 Stanley's 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."
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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.


Charles Stanley

www.gospelgrace.com, 1 Dec 2007 [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.


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

cattletoday.com, 11 June 2009 [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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