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Charles Franklin


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I was born and raised in Mineral Wells, Texas. My hometown is one of those places that you can’t wait to get out of, but then you can’t wait to come back to. After high school graduation, I enlisted in the United States Army and traveled the world. Uncle Sam sent me to Korea, Germany, Kuwait, Iraq, Oklahoma, and Kentucky. And the whole time, I longed to go back home.

Early in my service, I married my wife, Jennifer. We have three children together, and I couldn’t be more proud of the amazing ladies and gentleman they’ve grown into.

Also during my service, I enrolled in college and I received a Bachelors of Science in Religion from Liberty University. I didn’t always know I’d want to go into ministry, but sometime in my mid-thirties, I heard my name called.

I didn’t end up working in a church, though. Upon retiring from the Army in 2017, I received my Texas Teaching Certificate and began teaching junior high kids—back in my hometown…that I couldn’t wait to get out of. So, that’s where my ministry is, for now. And let me tell you, those kids are…a blast!!

I started writing back in 2014, and I enjoy telling stories full of mystery, adventure, and even a little bit of love.

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