Charlene was born in Georgetown Guyana, South America. From her youth, she dedicated her life to the pursuit of the call of God. She graduated from the Assemblies of God Bible Institute in Guyana. Upon graduation, Charlene migrated to Trinidad where she continued her educational training at the highly esteemed West Indies School of Theology (W.I.S.T). She was honored by the faculty and her peers to be one of the two baccalaureate speakers of her graduating class. Charlene then attended Holmes Bible College in Greenville SC, and graduated summa cumlaude with a B.S. degree in Bible and Christian Education. Upon her graduation, Charlene was recognized with the N.J Holmes Founders award which is given to the student in honor of exemplary academic performance and outstanding Christian character.
Charlene has earned a Master of Arts in Ministries specializing in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University, Fort Wayne, IN. She has also served as the Masters Assistant to her professors during her tenure at IWU.
Charlene and her husband Darnell have been blessed to serve the body of Christ as pastors for over twenty years. Their passion is the training and development of leaders. She currently serve as Co-pastors of New Life Church International, a multi-ethnic multi-cultural church in Lima Ohio.
However, her greatest accomplishment is being called “mom” by their son, Adrian.