Charles Simpson is an internationally-known author, Bible teacher, and pastor, serving in ministry since 1955. His humor and story-telling often carry a deeper message that is prophetic in its timeliness and timelessness.
Born in New Orleans in 1937, Brother Charles grew up as the son of a Baptist pastor in the bayous of Louisiana, and then later in southern Alabama. He responded to God’s call into ministry in 1955 at the age of eighteen, and two years later, he became the Pastor of a small Baptist church in Mobile, Alabama. Brother Charles completed his Bachelor’s Degree at William Carey College, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 1959, and attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
In 1964, he experienced a profound personal spiritual renewal and began traveling and teaching in churches worldwide. He became widely recognized as a pioneer in the modern Charismatic Renewal Movement. Charles Simpson became part of the inaugural issue of New Wine Magazine, an international publication dedicated to Christian Growth, in 1969. During the next seventeen years, Charles wrote and served alongside other notable Bible teachers on the board of New Wine, including Don Basham, Ern Baxter, Bob Mumford and Derek Prince.
Brother Charles and a team of pastors founded Covenant Church of Mobile in 1973, based on organic home cell-groups centered on making disciples of Jesus Christ and extending Christ’s Kingdom around the world.
In 1985, out of a strong ongoing emphasis on praise and worship, New Wine gave birth to Integrity Media which became the largest praise and worship music company in the world.