Born and raised in Tanzania, the Land of Mount Kilimanjaro and Serengeti National Park. He attended a Roman Catholic boarding school and, later, an agricultural college where he specialized in irrigation.
In 1983 in Dares Salaam, Charles attended a Bible study group and his life was never to be the same. That day the leader taught from Jeremiah 17:1-5 and Psalm 1. Charles could vividly picture himself as a bush in the desert and his life as vanity. He didn’t know what to do except totally surrender himself to God.
In 1985 Charles and Joan were married. Their life of miracles, seeing the hand of God work in a mighty way, was just beginning. They began learning in practical
ways what it means to walk in faith and be obedient to His call. God led them to pioneer an English Service in their local congregation; it later gave birth to an Ethiopian fellowship and another ethnic congregation.
Working with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in England, Kenya, Uganda and Canada, they attended YWAM’s Discipleship Training School, Basic Leadership School and School of Community Counselling, as well as serving as house-staff, school staff and leading small teams in Kenya and Tanzania in practical ministry.
While in Tanzania, Charles served in a variety of ways, including ministering at a juvenile detention centre, an orphanage, in private and government-run schools, with several Christian organizations.
Charles has also studied with Bible Study Fellowship International and has done some Messianic Yeshiva studies.
Despite the fact that he has a Jewish heritage, Charles grew up without knowing anything about it – although he was always rooting for Israel. The turning point in his life was during a visit to Jerusalem’s Kotel (Western or Wailing Wall) during the Fall Feasts of 1998. Charles felt Isaiah 11:11- 12 come to pass in his life as one of the dispersed of Israel and the scattered of Judah. From that point, Charles and Joan began keeping the Biblical feasts of Leviticus 23 in their home in Tanzania.
Eventually God called Charles and Joan to come to Canada – the Land of Immigrants. Here the Lord has taught them more about Himself, His ways and His plans. Charles has been on staff with Chosen People Ministries (Canada) since 2008. He and Joan live and serve in Winnipeg, Manitoba.