Charlie is the senior pastor a Chicago’s Progressive Baptist Church. He has a bachelor of arts degree in speech communication and rhetoric from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; a master of divinity degree and a Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Rev. Dates is a published author and speaks at churches, conferences and university across the U.S. He also teaches at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and serves on numerous boards for Christian organizations, including Preaching Magazine and TogetherChicago. His first solo book on the subject of Christianity and social justice will release in 2020.
Chapel services are held weekly on Wednesdays at 10:00am and Thursdays at 9:30am, plus additional revival services in the fall and spring.