“The mission of the Kingdom of God is much more than the salvation of the human soul, but the opportunity to live in the total vision, purpose, and plan of God for the life of all people who believe”.
Dr. Charles W. Ferguson was born August 26, 1981 in Columbus, Ohio. He gave his life to Christ at the age of 10 on May 31, 1992. Dr. Ferguson was licensed on February 13, 1998 at the Mount Olivet Baptist Church (Rev. Dr. Charles E. Booth, Pastor) in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Ferguson was ordained at the Christ Memorial Missionary Baptist Church (Rev. Dr. Shedrick L. Fowler, Pastor) on December 28, 2008.
He is a graduate of Columbus East High School (2000). He is also a 2005 graduate of Kentucky State University, with a B.A in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. He received his Masters of Divinity degree (2010) and Masters of Arts in Counseling Ministries (2013) from Methodist Theological School in Ohio. On May 20, 2016 Pastor Ferguson was conferred a Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. His area of concentration was Prophetic Preaching and Effective Church Leadership in the 21st Century. The title of his project was Equip, Empower, & Educate: Uniting the Church Under True Biblical Leadership. Dr. Ferguson has released his first book, Led to the Stream: Refreshing in Life’s Valley. The project introduces a new paradigm to addressing valley moments in life, service, ministry, and beyond.
Dr. Ferguson has served in several roles in ministry. He is the current Senior Pastor of Wesley Church of Hope United Methodist Church and Clair United Methodist Church in Columbus, OH. He is the former Pastor of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Springfield, IL. Dr. Ferguson is the former Pastor of Second Baptist Church in Circleville, OH (2008-2013). He has served as an Associate Chaplain for Mount Carmel Health System.
Throughout his ministry and scholastic career, Dr. Ferguson has been preaching and teaching around the country, receiving various awards and serving in different capacities: Charles E. Booth Preaching Conference Scholar (2013-2016); Radio Host, The Praise and Worship Hour, WTMH Internet Radio (2011-2012); Co-Director, Columbus & Vicinity District Ministerial Alliance of Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship (August 2011-October 2013); Lecturer, State of Ohio Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship State Conference (August 2011); Class of 2010 Baccalaureate Speaker, Methodist Theological School Ohio (2010); Nystrand Award for Excellence in Homiletics, Methodist Theological School in Ohio (2009); Kentucky Colonel (2004); Missionary, True Love Waits Tour, Ghana, West Africa (July 2001); Planning Committee, Christian Leadership Training Conference, Kentucky State (November 2001)
On August 18, 2012, Dr. Ferguson married his best friend and soul mate, Myrissa K. Ferguson. Besides making the decision to serve God, Dr. Ferguson says that marrying Myrissa is the best decision he has ever made. In July 2014, Charles and Myrissa welcomed their first child, Charles Jeremiah Ferguson into the world. Dr. Ferguson believes in the Kingdom agenda that God has prepared for His people and this world.