Pastor Charles was ordained to the ministry in 2012. In the years of his ministry he has served
churches in Olanta, SC and Florence, SC. Pastor Charles is a graduate of Covington Theological
Seminary with a BA degree in Ministry. He was married to Susan Lane Trantham in February of
1976 and they have two daughters, two amazing son-in-laws, and five grandchildren. Pastor
Charles was called to serve as Lead Pastor at First Baptist Church of Goose Creek on April 1,
2019. Pastor Charles is a man who lives to love the Lord and to share this love with the people
God places in his path.
Main Office/Ministry Assistant
I was born in North Carolina, but raised for the most part in Munford, TN. I was saved in 2003, at the age of 13. 5 years later, I surrendered to the calling of God to serve Him in Vocational Ministry. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin in Elementary Education, and have partially-completed my MDIV in Pastoral Studies at MidAmerica Baptist Theological Seminary, in Cordova, TN. I was ordained into the Gospel Ministry in December, 2013. I married my high school sweetheart, Shirah, in 2010, with whom I have served in Student Ministry in Martin and Halls, TN. We have two incredible little girls, Katelynn and Kyleigh Jo, who love to hang out at church and sing songs. My desire, as a Student Pastor, is to see the transformation of young hearts for the glory of God and for the sake of carrying His name to the ends of the Earth.