Pastor Charles “Chuck” Atherton is the lead Pastor of Tulare First Assembly of God Church in Tulare, CA. He pastored Lakewood Life Center for 28years before that. He has been ordained with the Assemblies of God since 1975. He is married to Ruth (a licensed minister) for 47 years. They have three sons; all involved in church ministries. Chuck and Ruth are the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren. Pastor Chuck has served the Southern California District Council of the Assemblies of God as an Executive Presbyter, General Council Presbyter Pastor for Southern California, a member of the Board of Vanguard University, and the chair of various committees and specialized teams. “Building people to build people” is Pastor Chuck’s heart and vision for ministry. Not only is he a committed student of the word of God, but also is a gifted communicator of its truths, with practical application for our lives today.