Dr. Chuck Poole

Chuck Poole concluded a distinguished pastoral career in 2022, spanning an impressive forty-five years. His impactful ministry extended across various states, including Georgia, North Carolina, Washington DC, and Jackson, Mississippi. Chuck’s influence also reached academic settings, where he served as a visiting preacher and educator at institutions such as Mercer University, Furman University, The Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Duke University’s Baptist House of Studies, McAfee School of Theology, Campbell University, Mississippi College, Gardner-Webb University, and Wake Forest University School of Divinity.

In Jackson, Chuck played a pivotal role as the founding teacher of the Wood Street Bible Class, a commitment that spanned an impressive twenty-one years. Throughout his career, Chuck authored nine books, numerous published articles, a gospel song, and the lyrics to three hymns. Beyond traditional ministry, he engaged in grassroots outreach as a “minister on the street” and advocated for interfaith dialogue and inclusivity.

Currently residing in Birmingham, Chuck and his wife Marcia actively contribute to the community, with Chuck serving on the staff of Together for Hope. Their family includes a son, Joshua, a daughter, Maria, and ten beloved grandchildren.