Rev. Charles E. Self, Ph.D.
Charlie Self serves as director of learning communities at Made to Flourish. He currently also serves as professor of church history at The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri, where he teaches courses in apologetics, church history, mission history, leadership development, and discipleship. Charlie is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He has served as an associate and senior pastor in several congregations in California, Oregon and Washington, D.C., and has served as an interim pastor five times. He is also co-developer of, a new research-based tool for churches and individuals to assess the effectiveness of their discipleship programs. Charlie is the author of three books: The Divine Dance, (with co-author Les Hewitt) and his most recent work with The Acton Institute, . He has an M.A. in history on the church and social change in Latin America (1992) and Ph.D. in modern European history, with foci on Belgian Protestantism and studies in virtue ethics and the Holocaust (1995), from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also has an M.A. in philosophical and systematic theology from The Graduate Theological Union and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California (1986). Charlie is married to Kathleen, , and they have been married and on mission for 39 years. They have three adult children.