Chuck Balsamo is Lead Pastor at one of the greatest small town churches in America. In recent years, he’s become a sought-after author, speaker, and business coach. Chuck lifts people up from the bottom to love God passionately, see big dreams, and reach them!
As a teenager, Chuck became fascinated with entrepreneurship when his family purchased a campground. Chuck obsessed with hard work and long hours. His work ethic was uncommon. It blessed everyone in his life.
But, Chuck wasn’t perfect. Summer nights at the campground meant living in tents, and endless parties. In the summer of 1990, Chuck (19) married his childhood sweetheart, Emily (17). Six months after that, at rock bottom from addictions, godlessness, and a teen pregnancy, the two gave their lives to Christ over the phone with a born-again high school friend. Hope and a newfound faith gave Chuck and Emily a strong desire to make a difference, so they set out to change the world!
At 23, Chuck became a real estate agent. By the end of his second, full year in real estate, Chuck reached $100K. Then, through one-on-one coaching with the top real estate coach in the nation, Chuck built one of the leading real estate teams in America. By year four, he was reaching the $250K mark. In year five, at the height of his success—when he was on track for 160 sales and $400K—Chuck and Emily took a giant leap of faith out of business into full-time ministry!
Four months later, in Murfreesboro North Carolina, Chuck’s first two-day “revival meeting” extended for 97 days! In a church of 50 people, 171 guests came to Christ and hundreds more were healed from everything you can imagine. The entire community was impacted. From this, doors for ministry opened, filling Chuck’s calendar with 300 meetings per year—for the next three years!
Since then, Chuck and Emily have spoken in India, Uganda, Ukraine, Albania, Peru, Dominica, and Mexico; not to mention all over the USA. More than 15,000 people have come to know Christ and thousands more have risen into their higher purpose.
The Balsamo’s have a son, Coree, and a daughter Heaven. Coree is a remote village backpack missionary, currently serving God in India, Nepal, and Peru. Heaven is a pastry chef, recently married, and adopting a son!
Chuck and Emily have one dog, one cat, four water gardens, and 50 koi fish. They enjoy hiking, running, surfing, and adventuring. They love to meet new people and they love their hometown!
In June of 2012, Chuck earned his Doctor of Ministry from Life Christian University. He recently published his first book of many to come, Make Me a Legend. Chuck leads and instructs the Destiny Campus of Life Christian University. Chuck also coaches everyday people, business owners, and millionaires in life and business!Order Make Me A Legend
Chuck blogs at chuckbalsamo.com where he inspires and encourages a large and growing network of friends. You can meet Chuck in person on most Sundays at Destiny Family Center or at his other speaking events.