Profile: Charles Wade
___ Age: 58.
___ Current position: Pastor of First Baptist Church of Arlington since 1976.
___ Highlights of church's mission outreach: Mission Arlington touches 3,000 people weekly in 200 locations and has become a national model for ministry and evangelism; International Friends ministry; sponsorship of various ethnic congregations; last year gave $227,294 through BGCT Cooperative Program unified budget and total of
$338,772 to missions causes.
___ Previous pastorates: Enid, Okla.; Italy, Texas; Baumholder, Germany; Alex, Okla.; Francis, Okla.; Woodward, Okla.; Fort Supply, Okla.; May, Okla.
___ Education: Doctor of theology degree from Southwestern Seminary in 1975, with dissertation on "An Inquiry into Black Theology: An Attempt at White Understanding"; master of divinity degree from Southwestern Seminary in 1968; bachelor of arts degree from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1962.
___ BGCT service: President, 1995-1997; member of State Missions Commission, 1992-1998; trustee of Hispanic Baptist Theological Seminary, 1992-1994; trustee of Dallas Baptist University, 1988 to present; member of Baptist Standard board of directors, 1978-1987.
___ Other denominational service: Moderator of Tarrant Baptist Association, 1985; president of Fellowship of State Convention Presidents, 1997; president of Texas alumni chapter of Southwestern Seminary, 1992-1993; member of 1991 Baptist Hymnal committee; chairman of SBC Christian Life Commission, 1985-1986, and member, 1980-1987; member of Southern Baptist Foundation board, 1981-1987; member of Texas Baptists Committed executive committee, 1983 to present; member of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship coordinating council, 1990-1994.
___ Community service: Chairman of Tarrant County Task Force on Poverty and Self-sufficiency, 1996 to present; first vice president of Downtown Arlington Inc., 1995 to present; member of Arlington ISD Drug Free Schools and Community Committee, 1993 to present; member of board of advisors for Tarrant County AIDS Outreach Center, 1993 to present.
___ Family: Married to Rosemary Wade; they are the parents of four adult children--Mark, Roshelle, Karee and Mary Robin.
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