Charlie Self


Charlie Self is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He has served as an associate and senior pastor in several congregations in California, Oregon and Washington, D.C. He currently also serves as professor of church history at The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri, where he teaches courses in apologetics, church history, mission history, leadership development, and discipleship. Charlie is the author of three books: The Divine Dance, The Power of Faithful Focus (with co-author Les Hewitt) and with The Acton Institute Flourishing Churches and Communities: A Pentecostal Primer on Faith, Work and Economics for Spirit-Empowered Discipleship. He has an M.A. in history on the church and social change in Latin America (1992) and Ph.D. in modern European history from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also has an M.A. in philosophical and systematic theology from The Graduate Theological Union and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California. Charlie is married to Kathleen, a professional artist, and they have been married and on mission for 36 years. They have three adult children.

A side-by-side illustration of Stephen Smith and Clara Brown
Two Stories of 19th-Century Black Entrepreneurship
A collage of images of the Protestant Reformers
Reformation Days
What Started in the Home of a Businesswoman
How to Meet the World
What Does Compassion Without Compromise Look Like?
There Are No Unimportant People in God’s Kingdom
5 Principles for Economic Wisdom and the Future of the Church
Pastors, Prepare for a New Economic World
Aquinas: A Virtuous Economy Needs You
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