Bro. Charles was born and raised in Panama City, Florida. His family attended First Baptist Church of Panama City, where he was saved and Baptized at the age of 13. He is a graduate of Panama City Christian School, Gulf Coast Community College, University of South Alabama, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In March of 2000, he was ordained to ministry at First Baptist Church of Panama City. Charles has ministered in churches in Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama. He has served as Minister of Music and Senior Adults at Sardis Springs Baptist Church since 2018.
Charles has been married to Vickey Scoggin Dean since 2007. Vickey is originally from Welsh, Louisiana. They have two daughters, Sereniti and Sophi. Charles and Vickey spent 6 years as foster parents in Arkansas, caring for over 30 children. Charles directed the Independence County, Arkansas Foster and Adoptive Parents Association for 5 years, helping to serve and minister to children and families in need. Vickey currently serves as a preschool teacher at Friendship United Methodist Learning Center in Athens.
Charles’s favorite scripture is Psalm 150. “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!” He strives for the Worship and Senior Adult Ministries to fulfill the three-fold purpose of worshiping the Lord, nurturing and equipping believers, and reaching out to those in need Jesus.