Charlie is one of four children. He was born on May 21, 1950 in Wisconsin.  He grew up in Wisconsin and Michigan, living in and out of foster homes, abused and angry.  Then he was placed in a wonderful foster home. Someone gave him a guitar which he loved and played for hours  in his room. 

After high school he got together with some friends and started playing in clubs, married, had a son, traveled around the country, divorced and had club bookings for the next 2 years.  His dad had passed away when he was 11 years old.  He found his mom living in Montana, through his oldest sister, Sandie.  Moved to Montana and played some music with his mom and step dad.  Married the girl he moved to Montana with and found himself in church one Sunday morning with his sister, mom and wife.  Gave his heart to the Lord and began a new journey that would change his life and the lives of many others. 

Any conversation you have with Charlie will end up talking about Jesus, who is his inspiration and motivation for all he does.  Married for 41 years, he has five children and nine grandchildren. Pastor of Gospel Mountain Assembly of God Church, and he has a music group called, "Crystal River Live".  Lives in Thompson Falls, Montana.

He is a prolific son writer and hopes that someone will take an interest in singing his songs and sharing them with the world.  He has produced 7 CD'S, the latest being
"LIKE A MIGHTY FLAME", featuring 3 of his grandchildren, Kael Brown, Lilly Burk, Alayna Burk and the Gospel Mountain Kids Club kids performing, I don't want to be a goat."