Deacon Charles was born in Dallas and grew up in the Oak Cliff area, the third of four children with one older brother and sister and one younger sister. The family belonged to Santa Clara parish, where Charles graduated from Sunset High School. He went on to DeVry Institute where he graduated with a Technical certificate in electronics. For the past 12 years he has worked at AT&T as a network analyst. His family, wife Katherine and two daughters, came to Holy Spirit in 2004 where he began his Deaconate studies in 2007.
Charles was introduced to the lay ministry by a long time friend Joe Gonzales by becoming an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. At his first service as an EM, his friend Joe told him “Congratulations, your life will never be the same”, and it hasn't.