Chuck was raised in Southern California by foreign-born parents who instilled an early love for the Scripture. He committed his life to Jesus Christ at an early age and was “confirmed” in a Lutheran Church as a teenager.
Chuck received a Congressional appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Upon graduating with honors, he received his commission in the U.S. Air Force. When he left active duty, he had become Branch Chief of the Department of Guided Missiles at Lowry Air Force Base.
Chuck completed a Masters Degree in engineering at UCLA with additional post-graduate studies in applied mathematics, advanced statistics and information sciences. He earned a Ph.D. from Louisiana Baptist University in Biblical Studies in 1999.
His civilian career began as a systems engineer at TRW, followed by a Senior Analyst position in a “think tank” serving both the intelligence community and the Department of Defense.
Recruited by the Ford Motor Company into a Senior Management position, Chuck established the first international industrial computer network. Leaving Ford to start his own company, he founded a computer networking organization later acquired by Automatic Data Processing (NYSE) to become its Network Services Division.
He subsequently served as a consultant to the Board of Directors of Rockwell International for corporate acquisitions (which included Collins Radio, American Data Systems, and others); and has also participated in over 100 business ventures as a principal, strategic advisor, or turnaround specialist.
During the past 30 years, Chuck has served on the Board of Directors of over a dozen public companies, and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of six of them.
As a result of a merger, Chuck became Chairman and major shareholder of a publicly owned development company, Phoenix Group International, whose main thrust was to establish a very large international joint business venture with the USSR to provide personal computers to their 143,000 public schools. When the USSR’s political power regime split up, this joint venture unraveled and failed.
Chuck was encouraged by his close friend Hal Lindsey (“Author of the Decade,” by the New York Times), to pursue his long‑time love of teaching the Bible on a full time basis. Chuck had spent over twenty-five years teaching the Word of God under Pastor Chuck Smith at Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, California. During that time he had acquired a large following and over six million of his teaching tapes had been distributed worldwide. Koinonia House was soon formed, with the mission to encourage people to seriously study the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. In 1992 this ministry was relocated to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and in 2010 an additional ministry was established at The River Lodge in New Zealand.
Koinonia House publishes the monthly Personal UPDATE, which highlights the Biblical relevance of current events, to subscribers worldwide and is available in both print and digital editions. K-House also puts out a weekly online eNews, which reaches over 100,000 subscribers worldwide.
Koinonia House has established the leading Christian presence on the Internet through its website, www.khouse.org. This site also links to the Blue Letter Bible, a comprehensive study resource, co-developed by K-House, featuring an entire hypertexted Bible—with Hebrew and Greek—provided free of charge. Koinonia House products include topical studies and verse-by-verse Bible commentaries in DVD, AudioCD, video and audio download, complete with notes, and both printed and electronic books.
Koinonia House also produces the 66/40 radio broadcast, Chuck’s daily verse-by-verse teaching program. This program is carried on stations overseas as well as in the United States, both in 30-minute and 60-minute formats.
Koinonia Institute, a “think tank for thinking Christians,” has emerged from the extensive following of “K-House” to provide extensive on-line courses on the Internet, and to exploit the network of graduate students, and others, who monitor the strategic trends impacting our lives and ministries. It can be explored on koinoniainstitute.org
Chuck is an author of over one hundred publications (in both print and electronic formats), including Prophecy 20/20, Learn the Bible in 24 Hours, Cosmic Codes, and Alien Encounters (an exposition on Genesis 6).
Chuck met his wife Nancy while at the Naval Academy. They have four grown children and Nancy has her own ministry, called The King’s High Way which also supports a local outreach known as King’s Place.