Dr. Charlie Townsend

Pastor of Discipleship

Charlie joined the staff at AHBC in January 2020 as Pastor of Discipleship.

Charlie earned a Bachelor of Arts in religion from Oklahoma Baptist University, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Doctor of Ministry with an emphasis in Church and Mission from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Charlie is married to Jenny, and they have two grown sons Zachary and Jarod, and two awesome grandchildren, Hailey and Hudson.

Charlie previously served as youth pastor at Crestwood Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, and Associate pastor at Oklahoma Avenue Baptist Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma. While at Oklahoma Avenue, Charlie and Jenny were called as missionaries and served as Southern Baptist missionaries in Southeast Asia for 33 years focusing in 4 areas: church planting and establishment, discipleship, leadership training and missional strategy.

Outside of service through the church, Charlie loves doing life with Jenny, hanging out with family and friends, as well as reading, walking, biking, and watching sports.