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Southern Gospel Music Community Pays Tribute to the Life of Charles Stanley

Apr 23, 2023 0 comments

The Southern Gospel music community has joined in mourning his loss and celebrating the life of Charles Stanley.

The famed American pastor, author, and founder of In Touch Ministries passed away on April 18, 2023, at the age of 90. His life and ministry impacted millions around the world, and his legacy will continue to inspire and lead many more to Christ.

The passing of Charles Stanley has deeply affected the Southern Gospel music community, as evidenced by the touching tributes and reflections shared by various artists and companies.

Stanley's life and ministry have touched countless people around the world, and his teachings will continue to inspire and guide believers for generations to come.

While his presence will be dearly missed, his impact and legacy will undoubtedly endure. The Christian community will continue to honor and celebrate the life of this remarkable man of God whose unwavering commitment to spreading the Gospel has left an indelible mark on the world, as evidenced by the 10 tributes below.

The Gaithers

Bill and Gloria Gaither expressed their deep sadness upon hearing the news of Charles Stanley's passing. However, they highlighted his impact in teaching the Word of God and how his teachings touched believers worldwide. While the Christian church will miss his voice, they noted that his teachings will continue to live on in the hearts of those whose faith was strengthened by his faithfulness.

The Gaithers said: "His clear teaching of the living Word of God has impacted believers the world over. The Christian church will miss his voice, but his teaching will live on in the hearts of those whose faith was strengthened by his faithfulness."

The tribute by Bill and Gloria Gaither eloquently captures Charles Stanley's enormous impact in sharing the Gospel and serving as a faithful steward of God's Word.

The Collingsworth Family

The Collingsworth Family, who had the privilege to call Charles Stanley a friend, shared their tribute, "A life well lived, a life well spent, a life given to others, a life of consecration. Well done, thou good and faithful servant! Oh, to have been there to hear the Lord speak those words to him this morning. We will meet again! Rest in peace!"

National Quartet Convention

National Quartet Convention reflected on his contributions, "We mourn the loss but celebrate the life of a great man who advanced the Gospel and contributed to the Kingdom in countless ways."

Mark Bishop

Mark Bishop, who had the opportunity to work with Charles Stanley, shared his heartfelt tribute, "Very sorry to hear that Dr. Charles Stanley has passed. His ears have now heard the angel choir."

Legacy Five

Legacy Five also reflected on Charles Stanley's legacy: "This past week, we lost a true hero of the faith. What an amazing legacy he leaves behind. So many lives have been touched by Dr. Charles Stanley's ministry. Let's continue to pray for peace and comfort for the entire Stanley family."

The Whisnants

The Whisnants, who had the privilege of meeting Charles Stanley, emphasized his impact, "His ever-presence in our daily lives is what earned him the title, 'America's Pastor.' The humility in which he preached led In Touch Ministries to prominence. And because of that, his voice will carry on even after he is walking streets of gold. Well done, faithful soldier!"

Global Promotions

Global Promotions requested prayers for the Stanley family, "This morning, at the age of 90, God called beloved pastor Dr. Charles Frazier Stanley to his eternal Home. Please join us in praying for the entire Stanley family."

The Perrys

The Perrys shared his legacy of teaching others to have an intimate relationship with Christ, "Dr. Stanley lived a faithful life of obedience, dedicated to teaching others how to have an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Now he is receiving the joy of his soul - seeing his Saviour face to face."

Karen Peck

Karen Peck and New River shared their personal connection and loss, "One of the greatest Preachers of all time has made it Home. Dr. Charles Stanley has been a huge blessing to our family. He is dearly loved and will be greatly missed."

The Lore Family

The Lore Family reflected on his impact and influence, "The Church has seen the passing of a great man. Dr. Charles Stanley has influenced thousands of lives with his down-to-earth preaching and teaching. His legacy and testimony now follow him. He's entered into eternal rest he so well deserves."


The legacy of Charles Stanley has been a remarkable one, influencing the lives of countless people around the world. The Southern Gospel music community has paid its respects to this outstanding preacher, teacher, and author who embodied the values of faith and integrity in all he did. 

His impact on the lives of believers cannot be overstated, and his teachings will continue to influence generations to come. The response from the Southern Gospel music community reflects the extent to which his life and ministry have touched so many and the indelible mark he has left on the Christian world.

Rest in peace, Charles Stanley. Your voice and legacy will continue to touch many lives and impact generations to come.

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