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Charles C. Pugh III,

was born June 17, 1948 in Marietta, Ohio, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles C. Pugh, Jr. His father served as an elder of the Grand Central Church of Christ, Vienna, WV until his death in 1977. Charles is a graduate of Parkersburg High School and has studied at Ohio Valley College, Harding University and Harding Graduate School of Religion with graduate study in Philosophy of Religion and Christian Evidences under Thomas B. Warren. He is married to the former Sharron Beeson of Harrisburg, Arkansas, and they have three children: Mrs. Benjamin (Mendy) Brewster, Charles IV (Chip), and Nicole; and one grandchild, Hannah.

He has spoken on various lectureships (Spiritual Sword, Freed-Hardeman, Ohio Valley College, Ohio Valley, Firm Foundation, Greater Kanawha Valley and others), preaches in several Gospel meetings yearly, has published articles in various brotherhood publications, and has written numerous weekly articles for area newspapers. He has served as a part-time instructor in Bible at Ohio Valley College, and has been a faculty member of the West Virginia School of Preaching in Moundsville since its inception in 1994, where he teaches various courses in Christian Evidences and Homiletics.

Charles preached his first sermon in July, 1967 at the Red Bush Church of Christ, Little Hocking, Ohio. Upon graduating from Harding University, he worked with Jess Nutter at the Harmar Hill Church of Christ, Marietta, Ohio, and has served as an evangelist for the following congregations: Harmar Hill, Marietta, OH; Indianola, Mississippi; Chestnut Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Camden Ave., Parkersburg, WV; Waverly, WV; and is now serving as the preacher for the Bridge Street Church of Christ in New Martinsville, West Virginia, since September, 1987.

He has authored a number of Bible study books including: Building A Christian Life, English Translations of the Bible and the Common Man, Great Chapters of the Bible, How To Study The Bible, Why I Am A Christian, Woman - Where Does Woman Fit In?, Why We Do What We Do In Worship, Something To Hold On To When Life Falls Apart, Seven Statements From The Cross etc. Also, several lesson books have been written on various books of the Bible: 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, James, Proverbs, Job etc. Brother Pugh may be contacted at P. O. Box 292, New Martinsville, WV 26155-0292 or (304) 455-2130.