Charlie Dates

Charlie Dates

@CharlieDates

Dr. Charlie Edward Dates is Senior Pastor at Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago, IL. In 2011, at age 30, he became the youngest Senior Pastor in Progressive's rich 99-year history.

Pastor Charlie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and Rhetoric at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and both a Master of Divinity Degree and PhD at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He successfully defended his dissertation for the PhD in Historical Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His original research focuses on the burden of black preaching in late 20th Century Chicago.

Pastor Charlie is married to Kirstie Dates and is the proud father of their children Charlie Edward Dates II and Claire Elisabeth Dates.

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