Charles Stanley is the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church. Stanley is the founder of In Touch Ministries. He served two one-year terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Aside from his work in the Christian ministry, he is known as an avid photographer. Much of his photographic work is regularly published in a magazine, as well as in other materials printed by his ministry. His writings and broadcasts usually address issues regarding finances, parenting and personal crises.
He is one of the most important religious figures in the United States of America.