- Associate Professor, Law
- Business Administration
- B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University
- M.A., University of Cincinnati
- Juris Doctorate, University of Florida
Charles was born and raised in Winter Haven, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Trevecca Nazarene College, his Master of Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. He taught for two years in the public schools of Polk County, Florida, practiced law and served as an assistant Public Defender in Polk County. He has served as an elected City Commissioner and Mayor for Winter Haven, and as both a trial court judge and an appellate court judge in Florida. He has been active in the Church of the Nazarene serving in the local church, on the District Advisory Board of the Florida District, as trustee of Trevecca Nazarene University, and on the General Board of the Church of the Nazarene.