Charles Leslie


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Charles brings over 30 years as a licensed, ordained minister and teacher to his role as Pastoral Counselor and Christian Life Coach. 

  • His extensive resume includes many years in education and pastoral ministry:
  • Professor and administrator at Kingway Christian College, Grayson College, and Southern Bible Institute;
  • Pastor in churches in North Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Alaska; and
  • 35+ years of missionary work in Alaska, Cameroon, Uganda, Ghana, and Burundi. 

He currently pastors Park Manor Church in Sherman and is an academic advisor at Grayson College in Denison. 

Charles holds a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) and a BA in Pastoral Studies and Christian Education from Alaska Bible College. In addition, he completed work towards a DMin in Pastoral Ministry at DTS, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky.

Charles beams with optimism and the love of Christ! He has a passion for encouraging his clients and strives to bring out their best as he helps people develop their own vision for their lives. With his an enthusiastic, compassionate, and Biblically-based counseling style, he strives “to give vision to others” in his work with children, teens, adults, and seniors.