Saturday, January 20, 2007

Meet Dr. Charlie Self

Meet Dr. Charlie Self
Charlie is a minister, professor, author and speaker. He is a “Messenger to the Thoughtful” committed to empowering all people to fulfill their destiny. Charlie’s presentations call us to “Think Deeply and Act Decisively.” Charlie serves individuals and organizations with Coaching, Strategic Planning and Keynote Speaking. He is presently the Associate Professor of Church History for the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri. He is a speaker with MVP Seminars in Berkeley, CA.

Charlie and Kathleen, (a professional artist, see, are celebrating 30 years of marriage and have three adult children. Kathy has completed several commissions and her work is in collections around the world. She has the unique calling to “bring beauty to a broken world.”

Charlie has been a minister since 1979. He has served local communities as a pastor and missionary in Belgium, Northern California, Washington, DC and Oregon. Charlie is also a coach and consultant to organizations, helping with Vision and Master Planning. He is an associate of The Institute for Innovation, Integration and Impact. ( and

Charlie has four earned degrees: BA, MA in History; an MA in Theology; a Ph.D. in History. The History degrees were earned at University of California Santa Cruz; Theological studies were completed at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. He appears frequently as “Dr. History” on the Brian Sussman Show on KSFO Hot Talk 560 AM in the San Francisco area (see

Charlie has been involved in professional post-secondary education since 1981. He has been a professor of Bible, Theology, History and Philosophy at Bethany University, Continental Theological Seminary (Brussels, Belgium), George Fox University, Western Seminary, Northern California Bible College, and The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

Charlie is the author of two published works, The Divine Dance and more recently, The Power of Faithful Focus (co-authored with Les Hewitt). Both are available on Amazon.

Charlie is available to speak and is booking 2011 dates now. Contact him by email at or by phone at 408-307-1339.

Donate to Charlie and Kathy’s efforts! Send tax-deductible contributions to: Vine Associates 3777 Fujiyama Way Redding, CA. 96001. Include a separate note with Charlie’s name.


Anonymous said...

Thank you, for this very insightful and realistic view of our current predicament. Your article on "The Sneaky Agenda" was powerful and eye-opening. Unfortunately, here in California, our "representatives" are all Democrat/Liberal, and we are Christian, conservative Republicans-with nowhere to turn. However, with true Americans-like you, Brian Sussman, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity, etc. we will continue standing strong and going block-by-block to awake the masses to this ultimate deceit being brought by Obama and his supporters. Thank you for standing strong and may God continue to Bless you and your ministry of truth. Charles and Cathy Freeman, Foster City, CA

Bruce A. Brunger said...

Hello Dr. Charlie!

I always enjoy your insightful commentary as a guest on the Brian Sussman Show on KSFO....

A suggestion for your website:
It would be great if you could create short (perhaps 1pg long) monograms or briefing sheets on various historical topics, which puts accurate perspective on issues we face today (examples could include: the Arab/Israeli conflict, the crimes of Marxism/Socialism over the years,history and results of gun control in various countries, the track record of liberal gov't administrations throughout history, how the roles of judges have changed throughout U.S. history, and so-on.) That would really be a great feature of your website!

With thanks,

Bruce Brunger
San Jose, Calif.

Ken said...

Charlie -

This would never have happened without you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous, there are currently two types of people living in American now: Americans and Republicans and the Lord God is neither.
Charlie Self and Brian Sussman might provide thoughtful insight in the social-economic complications the world is currently facing but I highly question the other members of your cast as they are all prejudiced and bigoted. I seriously doubt that Dr. Self appreciates your having mentioned him in the same breath as the others you have so considered as worthy to listen to. As for waking up the masses? Take a look at Wisconsin-it appears as if the sleeping lion has awoke. Capitalism and free trade create greed. I really want to know why so many Christians feel the need to stand with the immoral philosophy of the Republican party. War, tyranny, job loss, and profit are the motif of the Republican party. I pray to God that he would wipe out the Republican party. May God continue to bless you as he seeks to open your mind. Charlie Self was one of my professors in college and while we may disagree on the political spectrum, I found his teaching in Theology to be quite in line with the Word of God. However, I am a Democrat and politically liberal but I am a Christian who confesses the Lord Jesus Christ and believe the Bible to be the infallible Word of God.

XPAGEN said...

Hi Dr. Charlie

Question: Was Jesus a woman?, scientific evidence has proved this to be true according to a high school teacher here San Jose CA. Also most of "Jesus’s teachings were taken from Buddha" (plagiarism) this is a friend’s high school assignment. What my friend needs is factual evidence outside the Bible to disprove these ridiculous claims science is now making. :) What is the best historical evidence for my friend to use that supports our Bible.
In the love of Jesus Christ, Mark Dominguez @ Bethel Church

“Messenger to the Thoughtful" said...

Hello Mark! All types of scholars of all traditions affirm that Jesus of Nazareth was a Jewish Rabbi in the first century and that he was crucified and started a movement that was controversial. No serious thinker connects Jesus and Buddha except for some common ethics and no one seriously contends that he was anything but a male. We have the world of Seutonius, Tacitus, Pliny the Younger, Josephus and other enemies and friends of Christians. For a good reference, check out Bettensons Documents of Church History. Blessings to you! Other great writers include Lee nStoebel, Ravi Zacharias, Tim Keller, NT Wright and Josh McDowell. God's best! Charlie

Anonymous said...

Good Doctor Charlie,

I have listened so many times to you on KSFO I feel I know you. I've a question concerning racism in America. All sides seem to practice it to one degree or another but especially so black/white and it seems to be increasing, at least from my perspective. "Why is it still so prevalent after all of these generations? This is especially puzzling to me when I look at Brazil which does not seem to suffer the same problems even though Brazil was a slave nation as far back as the 1500's. The slave population was immense (far larger than in the US) and the practice wasn't stopped until about a quarter century after our own Emancipation Proclamation. What is it that continues to fuel the fire here? I'd very much value your opinion. Thanks, James...