In 1996 I hit bottom and had no one to turn to so in desperation I walked into a church. My life was forever changed that day. I gave my heart to Jesus and it hasn’t been the same since. Soon after I was ask to be the choir director and knowing only verse of Amazing Grace. I believe that the Lord wanted to see if I would be obedient in the small things as He had placed a calling on my life.
I have been told my some that I stepped out in faith but I am not sure that the Lord didn’t push me out there. I had no idea what God had in store for me. Three weeks later I was leading the choir and then God started giving my own gospel songs to write. I stayed with the church for over three years and all the while writing gospel songs. Then God gave me the desires of my heart as I was called into full time ministry.
I have ministered through song and testimony in Maine, New Mexico, New York, North/South Carolina, Virginia, Missouri and Texas. I could never have dreamed this big. We serve a Good God that is a Big God!
"The Pleasure Has Been Mine But The Glory Goes To God"
March 13, 2000 my 47th birthday I put what I needed in my van and went on the road with my music. I gave everything else away and never looked back. It started out as a song leader, songwriter, singer, and now a licensed Minister. I’m hoping the Lord want tell me to dance but if he does look out I’ll be dancing.
God is so good, I could never have dreamed that all of these things were possible but with God’s help all things are possible and I am living proof of that. My hope and prayer is to be a vessel and to be a man that God can use. My desire is to see people give their heats and life’s to Jesus. Jesus is the only way
to Heaven. I also know the only way to receive a blessing is to be one.
The Lord has placed a calling on my life and I give the glory to my Savior Jesus Christ and without Him I would be nothing. I thank my Lord every day for His many blessings.
"Thank You Lord. I Have Two Wonderful Children"
Jeff who is 31 is a good man and father. Jeff is always willing to help anyone and when he holds his son you can see the love he has for him. I am very proud of him. Jeff is married to Raquel who is the praise and worship leader at their church. I am honored to have Raquel for a daughter. Their son Karson was born on 12/4/04. I thank God each and everyday for my grandson and what a blessing. When I look at him it makes my heart smile. I am so happy to have a Grandson.
My daughter Mandy is 22 and works for Clear Creek middle school in Ellijay Ga. Some days she calls me in tears about the things that go on in school. Mandy is married to Eddie Harper I feel very Blessed to have Eddie as a Son. Mandy is the most beautiful daughter in the world and she is just one of the best people I know. When you are around her you can feel love as she has a heart for people. I am very proud of my children!
At age 12 I worked in a small country store. At 16 I went to work in a cotton mill in my home town. I worked as a garbage man, drove a truck and worked in construction. At the age of 21 I moved to North Georgia and went back to school. When I had finished I went into law enforcement and then became a policeman and investigator. Later on in life I sold insurance, built log homes etc. I had tried everything and was never satisfied until I ask Jesus into my heart and started serving Him. I knew there was something better out there for me.
Accomplishments (With the Lords help)
2003 1 song “Lets Put God Back in our Country” with Doug Hudson on God’s country gospel charts
2008 CGMA International Songwriter Of The Year
2003 guest of Grand Ole Opry with Ernie Ashworth
2003 CGMA Eastern Regional Songwriter of the year
2002 CGMA International Songwriter of the year
2002 CGMA Eastern Regional Songwriter of the year
2001 CGMA International Songwriter of the year
2001 CGMA Eastern Regional Songwriter of the year
Songs Recorded By Other Artists
Vessel of Praise, GA
Dwight Sanford, GA
Billy Hale, MO
Doug Hudson, NC
Buddy Benedict, FL
Northern Lights, NY
John Osborne, NY
Thank you for taking the time to read this and May God bless you.
If you would like Charlie to come and Minister through song and testimony! contact
The Baker Agency
375 East Main Street
Hancock, NY 13783