It is easy for Christians to have the false impression that once we have established a relationship with Christ, which we believe sets us right with God, the problems of life will somehow scoot away or they will slowly be removed from our lives.
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|Birth:||18th October, 1934|
|Profession:||Anchor, Author, Educator, Priest|
Chuck was born in El Campo, Texas, the third of three children born to Earl and Lovell Swindoll. He attended Charles H. Milby High School in Houston, Texas, where he was a member of the National Honor Society and excelled in drama and music. As a member of the school marching band and orchestra, he learned to play all of the instruments in the woodwind section, although the saxophone remained his primary instrument. After graduating from high school, Chuck studied mechanical engineering while working for Reed Roller Bit Company in Houston, Texas. Chuck then fulfilled his military service obligation with the United States Marine Corps, first in San Francisco, then on the Japanese island of Okinawa. After his honorable discharge in 1959, Chuck attended Dallas Theological Seminary, where he graduated magna cum laude four years later.
Chuck Swindoll was ordained into the ministry in 1963 and served in Dallas, Texas, under J. Dwight Pentecost, for two years. He has since held senior pastorates in Waltham, Massachusetts (1965–1967), Irving, Texas (1967–1971), and Fullerton, California (1971–1994). He started his current senior pastorate in Frisco, Texas, in 1998.
Swindoll is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Insight for Living, which produces a radio program of the same name on Christian and non-Christian radio stations around the world. The program is heard on more than 2000 stations as well as webcast and is translated into several languages. Its roots go back to the summer of 1977, when Swindoll's sermons from the First Evangelical Free Church in Fullerton, California, were broadcast on radio. In 1979, the Insight for Living radio ministry began. The offices of Insight for Living are now located in Plano, Texas. In July 1994, Swindoll became the president of the Dallas Theological Seminary and now serves as its chancellor. He is the author of more than 70 books, most of which are based on his research and preparation for sermons preached each Sunday. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Christianity Today produced an article naming Swindoll as one of the top 25 most influential preachers of the past 50 years (1956–2006).
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