Charlie Wingard serves as Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Dean of Students. Prior to joining the RTS Jackson faculty in 2014, he spent 28 years as an ordained pastor in the PCA and OPC, serving congregations in North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Alabama. He received his B.A. in political science from the University of the South (1980), his M.Div. from Vanderbilt Divinity School (1984), and his D.Min. from Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (1992).
Charlie’s love for the work of the pastor began at an early age. In 1958 Charlie was adopted by a Presbyterian minister and his wife. His father frequently took him on hospital and home visits, introducing him to pastoral ministry.
Charlie’s hobbies include hiking, reading political and military history, and traveling with his wife, Lynne. He and Lynne love the ministry of hospitality and consider it an essential component of pastoral care. They have four sons and two grandchildren.
Since February 2016, Charlie also serves as Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City, Mississippi.
>> Listen to a Spring 2016 Chapel Message by Dr. Wingard, from 1 Thessalonians 2:9-16, entitled Walk in a Manner Worthy of God.