Charles Simpson was born and raised in Tennessee, the eleventh of twelve children. After a dramatic conversion at the age of 17, he received a missionary call to New York City where he has spent most of his adult life, pastoring, planting churches, and working in Bible schools. While serving as the Pastor of Prayer at Times Square Church, he met and married his wife, Lynn. They have been privileged to work with many great leaders such as David and Don Wilkerson, Dr. Michael L. Brown, C. Peter Wagner, Joel Sadaphal, and Brian Simmons. Charles is currently the Campus Pastor at Brooklyn Teen Challenge and the Director of its School of Ministry.