Charles Strickland


Charles grew up in a small rural town in Georgia, where he actively participated in USTA Tennis tournaments, traveling across the United States to play competitively. As a young adult, he moved to Atlanta and opened a commercial construction company where he was mentored by Ted Turner and ultimately becoming one the the youngest, most successful key players in the building of Atlanta in the mid 1980s. Despite his success in contracting industry, Charles was called to work in the non-profit sector in the early 1990’s when he moved to Florida and founded the National Aids Awareness Center and the Children’s Wish Come True Foundation and later sat on the board of the American Red Cross.After moving to Michigan, he combined his heart for ministry and head for finance to help low-income families become homeowners.He and his wife, Christina (publisher of have been married for 25 years and homeschooled two daughters. Their oldest is currently in college in the Masters program at Northwestern University Chicago and their youngest daughter is pursuing a career in law enforcement.