Dr. Charles Lake
Executive Director of Growth Ministries
A discipling pastor and author, Charles presently serves as Executive Director of Growth Ministries and Consultant for Discipleship for the Salvation Army Southern Territory.
In 1977 he became the founding pastor of Community Church of Greenwood (CCG), Indiana.
During the 29 years he served as senior pastor, the church planted ten daughter congregations.
They, in turn, helping to create a network of 32 churches, planted 10 congregations in Indiana, and twelve in the country of Brazil, SA
annual mission budget exceeded half a million dollars, and the network of churches' combined giving was more than $1.2 million.
speaks annually overseas at pastor's conferences, missionary retreats, and church dedications.
authored Discipleship Training: An Experience in Training and Accountability (DT) which consists of 10 nine-week levels of small group discipleship training.
Translated in nine languages, the DT
program is used by churches all over the world, and the Salvation Army
adopted it as their tool for making disciples.
earned an AB from Asbury College; an M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary; an MA from Butler University; and a D.Min. from Asbury Theological Seminary
wife, Vicki, have two married daughters and two grandsons.