Chuck Swindoll: Biography, Ministry And Net Worth

Chuck Swindoll Age

Charles R. Swindoll, commonly known as Chuck Swindoll, is a prominent American evangelical pastor, author, and radio preacher.


Charles Rozell Swindoll was born on the 18th day of October, 1934 in El Campo, Texas. He was the third of three children born to Earl and Lovell Swindoll.

For his High School, he attended Charles H. Milby High School in Houston. Growing up he had a stutter which made speaking in public very difficult for him. However, he was able to manage it in high school and he credits his drama teacher, Dick Nieme, for helping him manage his stutter.

Chuck was a member of the school marching band and orchestra. By dedication, he learned to play all of the instruments in the woodwind section, although the clarinet remained his primary instrument.

After his graduation from high school, he studied mechanical engineering while working for Reed Roller Bit Company in Houston, Texas.

Swindoll fulfilled his military service obligation with the United States Marine Corps. He was first in San Francisco, before he was sent to the Japanese island of Okinawa. While in the Marines, part of his duty included playing in the Marine Corps Marching Band.

On June 18, 1955, Swindoll married Cynthia Ann Parker, a former pianist in a Baptist Church in Galena Park, Texas. The couple had four children, 10 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

In 1959, he was honourably discharges from service. Swindoll proceeded to the Dallas Theological Seminary, where he graduated magna cum laude four years later.It was here that he earned his Master of Theology degree.

Chuck Swindoll Family
Young Chuck Swindoll and Cynthia Parker during their wedding in 1955


In 2020, Chuck Swindoll retired as the senior pastor of Stonebriar Community Church but continued to serve as the Chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary.

Chuck Swindoll has had a significant impact on evangelical Christianity through his preaching, writing, and leadership. His teachings often focus on practical applications of biblical principles for everyday life.

Chuck Swindoll is widely regarded for his engaging preaching style, commitment to biblical teaching, and emphasis on grace. He has received various awards and honors for his contributions to Christian ministry and literature.

Chuck Swindoll Wife
  Chuck Swindoll and Wife, Cynthia

Chuck Swindoll Age

Swindoll was born on the 18th day of October, 1934 in El Campo, Texas. He grew up in a family of farmers and was the youngest of his siblings.

Chuck Swindoll Beliefs

The Chuck Swindoll Ministries, Stonebriar Community Church, and Insight For Living Ministries all believe in the following:

  • The Bible; the word of God which is the Final Authority of a believer.
  • The Trinity
  • The return of Christ
  • Salvation
  • Water Baptism
  • Communion with God
  • The Body of Christ
  • Worship
  • Honor to both God and Man

Chuck Swindoll Church

Swindoll began his ministry as a pastor in full-time church work in Walthill, Nebraska, and then in Irving, Texas. He later became the president of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) and served in that role from 1965 to 1966.

Swindoll was ordained into the ministry in 1963. He served in Dallas at Grace Bible Church, under J. Dwight Pentecost, for two years. He has since held senior pastorates in Waltham, Massachusetts (1965–67), Irving, Texas (1967–71), and Fullerton, California (1971–94). He started his current senior pastorate in Frisco, Texas in 1998. In July 1994, Swindoll became the president of Dallas Theological Seminary and now serves as its chancellor

In 1998 Swindoll founded Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco. The church first held services at Collin County Community College (now Collin College). Eventually, they then moved to their permanent home on Legendary Drive. The church is known for its missionary work in India and in other countries. However, the Stonebriar Community Church is not affiliated with any particular denomination.

Chuck Swindoll Insight for Living:

Swindoll also founded “Insight for Living,” a radio broadcast ministry, in 1979. This ministry has since grown to reach a global audience through radio, books, and other resources..

Insight for Living produces a radio program of the same name on Christian and non-Christian radio stations around the world. The program is heard on more than 2000 stations, as well as being webcast. It is also translated into several languages.

the Insight for Living radio ministry offices are now located in Frisco.

Chuck Swindoll Books

Swindoll is a prolific author, having written numerous books covering a wide range of topics, including Christian living, leadership, marriage, grief and biblical commentary.
Some of his well-known books include “The Grace Awakening,” “The Tale of the Tardy Oxcart,” and “Living Above the Level of Mediocrity.”

Some of his books include:

  • Understanding Christian Theology
  • Behold—The Man!: The Pathway Of His Passion, Word
  • So, You Want To Be Like Christ?: Eight Essentials To Get You There, Word
  • When God Is Silent (Choosing To Trust In Life’s Trials)
  • Great Attitudes For Graduates!: 10 Choices For Success In Life
  • Encouragement For Life: Words Of Hope And Inspiration,
  • The Strength Of Character: 7 Essential Traits Of A Remarkable Life
  • A Bethlehem Christmas: Celebrating The Joyful Season,
  • The Owner’s Manual for Christians: The Essential Guide for a God-Honoring Life,
  • The Church Awakening: An Urgent Call for Renewal,
  • Living the Psalms,
  • Living the Proverbs,
  • Hear Me When I Call: Learning to Connect with a God Who Cares
  • Embraced By The Spirit: The Untold Blessings of Intimacy With God
  • The Swindoll Study Bible.

Net Worth

We cannot estimate how much Swindoll is worth. However, there are many reports that he has a net worth of $5 Million.

Social Media

You can follow him on the following social media platforms for his sermons update :

Instagram: @chuckrswindoll

X (Twitter): @chuckswindoll






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