Interim minister of music named

by | Mar 31, 2023 | Feature

Interim minister of music named.

Charlie Fuller, an experienced choral conductor, university administrator, church musician and pastor, will serve as Wilshire’s interim minister of music after the April 30 retirement of Associate Pastor Doug Haney.

Charlie will begin at Wilshire in mid-May, leading music in worship and directing Sanctuary Choir. Charlie and his wife, Cindy, who is also a church musician, live in Waco, but he will spend part of each week in Dallas.

A native of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Charlie earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Baylor University, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from West Texas State University and a Doctor of Music Arts from Arizona State University. Charlie taught at East Texas Baptist University and Ouachita Baptist University, where he served as professor and dean of the School of Fine Arts.

In 2007 Charlie returned to school, earning a Master of Divinity from Baylor’s Truett Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond.

Since 2010 he has served in church positions including minister for congregational life at Little Rock’s Second Baptist Church, executive pastor at First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, DC, and most recently transition pastor at Lake Shore Baptist Church in Waco.

Charlie served as the final music director and conductor of the CenturyMen, a men’s chorus of professional church music leaders that disbanded last year.

Now retired from full-time ministry, Charlie works as a personal coach and consultant and is credentialed through the International Coaching Foundation.