LENOIR, N.C. - Charles F. "Chuck" Burge, a senior executive with Coral Ridge Ministries Media Inc., has been named the new executive director of the Presbyterian Lay Committee. Burge
, of Pompano Beach, Fla., assumed his
duties Jan. 7 at the Presbyterian Lay Committee's
offices in Lenoir.
photoCharles F. "Chuck" Burge Stephen G. Brown, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Presbyterian Lay Committee, said that, "After an extensive and national search, on behalf of the board of directors of the Presbyterian Lay Committee I want to extend a warm welcome to Chuck and Helen Burge as Chuck takes the leadership reins of our ministry.
...Burge succeeds the Rev. Parker T. Williamson, who retired as chief executive officer of the Presbyterian Lay Committee on Dec. 31, 2005.Since then, he has continued to serve the ministry as a consultant, editor emeritus and senior correspondent.
We know that Chuck
will continue on in that strong tradition." Burge
said that, "I am delighted to be joining the Presbyterian
Lay Committee at this point in its history.
"The staff in the Lenoir offices looks forward to working with Chuck
as the Presbyterian
Lay Committee continues its ministry of providing Christ-centered and Biblically faithful news, information and resources to the people in God's Church
," Howard said.
We pray that the Lord's anointing will be upon Chuck
takes up his
new duties." Burge spent the past 10 years working with the late Dr. D. James Kennedy of Coral Ridge Ministries in Fort Lauderdale, including serving as interim executive vice president.In his more than 25 years of management experience in Christian media, Burge also has worked with the Moody Broadcasting Network and the Bible Broadcasting Network in Atlanta and Tampa.
time with Coral Ridge Ministries Media
oversaw Kennedy's syndicated radio broadcast Truths That Transform, which received the National Religious Broadcasters 2004 Program of the Year Award.He
also oversaw two ground-breaking television documentaries: The DaVinci Delusion and Darwin's Deadly Legacy.
comes to us with the highest of recommendations and accolades," Brown said.
...Burge, who received a master's degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Knox Seminary in Fort Lauderdale and a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Communications from Pennsylvania State University, said that, "The strongest personal belief to which I adhere would be regarding Biblical fidelity and an orthodox understanding of interpreting the Scriptures as pertaining to all matters of faith and life."
"I believe that the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are inerrant, infallible and entirely reliable in all matters of faith and practice," Burge
said."I adhere to the understanding of the Scriptures as found in the Westminster Confession of Faith."
Media's role in church growthBurge
said that, "in the past 50 years, the evangelical church has grown exponentially.
"The Lay Committee
will particularly look to Chuck
for leadership in the new areas of our ministry," Brown said.
will be vital to us as we expand our ministries." Burge
said that, "the Presbyterian
Lay Committee stands for the preservation and advancement of Biblical authority, the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and the Gospel of the Reformation.In full cooperation with the Holy Spirit, we aim to inform and equip His
saints for the work of ministry.There is not an endeavor more worthy of our attention and resources than joining God
in the building of His
church.Jesus Christ Himself has promised success (Matthew 16:18), so let's get busy joining Him in His
work!" Burge is a member of the board of directors of the National Religious Broadcasters Association.He serves on the session of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, where he also serves as the chairman of both the Missions Committee and the Contemporary Worship Committee.He also is a certified Evangelism Explosion trainer. Burge
wife Helen have two children: Benjamin, 18, who is a freshman at Covenant College, and Leah, 16, who is in training for a professional career in ballet.
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