Who was Dr Charles Stanley? Who is his wife and why did she leave him?


All you need to know about Dr Charles Stanley. Keep reading to find out about his ex-wife and their reason for divorce.

Dr Charles Stanley was the leader of In Touch Ministries and a well-known American preacher and author. His evangelical views and sermons have made him famous since his birth on September 25, 1932, in Dry Fork, Virginia. Dr Stanley obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Richmond. He continued his education in Fort Worth, Texas’s Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he was awarded a Master of Divinity. He attended Luther Rice Seminary in Florida and graduated as a Doctor of Ministry in 1984.

Dr Charles Stanley
Dr Charles Stanley

Dr Charles Stanley has been actively engaged in the Christian community since the 1950s. In 1972, he was called to serve as pastor of Atlanta’s First Baptist Church; he will retire from that position in 2020 after more than 50 years. During his leadership, the church expanded to become one of the biggest in the country.

He established the non-profit company In Touch Ministries in 1978; it is responsible for a wide range of Christian broadcasts, publications, and websites. Dr. Stanley’s sermons on religion, family, and personal development have been heard by millions thanks to In Touch.

He was also a prolific writer, having written a wide variety of publications on Christian ethics and philosophy. Titles like “The Gift of Forgiveness,” “Success God’s Way,” and “Learning to Listen to God” are among his most well-known works. He has been recognized several times for his achievements in the field of religion. He became president of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1988 and the National Religious Broadcasters Hall of Fame’s first inductee in 2006.

Who was Dr Charles Stanley’s wife and why did they separate?

Anna Margaret Johnson was born on October 9, 1931, in Smithfield, North Carolina. She lived to the ripe old age of 83 before passing away in 2014. After enrolling at the Richmond Professional Institute, she stayed there for another four years to acquire a degree in painting. She went straight into teaching at George Mueller Christian School after finishing her degree.

Anna’s ex-husband, Charles Stanley, was a famous author. Anna is a seasoned marital veteran. They said “I do” in front of witnesses in 1955. Both a boy and a daughter were born to a happy couple. Becky Stanley is their daughter, and Andy Stanley is their son. There are two Stanley kids. Andy is the pastor of North Point Ministries, and their other son is also active in the ministry in different capacities.

Dr Charles Stanley ex-wife, Anna J. Stanley.
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When Charles and his wife Anna divorced in 2000, it caused a major uproar among Stanley’s devoted fan base and the local populace. It didn’t help that rumors had it that Stanley intended to retire as a pastor if the divorce went through. Nonetheless, Charles Stanley was ultimately re-elected by his church membership after his divorce. The regulations of First Baptist Church specified that he might continue in his role as a pastor if he did not remarry.

The pair wed in 1955, and by the early 1990s, rumors were circulating about the strain on their relationship. After announcing their split in 1992, Anna originally filed for divorce in June 1993 and asked for “separate maintenance.” Anna re-filed for divorce and requested a jury trial in March 1995, restarting the legal proceedings. In May of 2000, the divorce was completed.

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