Growing up in Georgia during the Civil Rights movement, Chuck Graham has witnessed the destruction of a nation divided. After graduating from Walker High School, he earned a BA in political science from the University of Georgia and a JD from the Lumpkin School of Law. His legal career as an attorney in private practice spanned more than thirty-one years. He represented many local, national, and international clients, acquiring intricate knowledge about the often-overlapping structures of the corporate world.
Chuck became a frequent speaker at churches and Christian events, where he also found division within the body of Christ. He began asking questions and discovered the cause—many do not understand who God is. The burden that emerged from this discovery led him to write Take the Stand (Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1996), which describes the weakened state of the Christian witness. Chuck is also the author of an excting new fiction work, The Company (WinePress, 2012), that answers the question that mankind has struggled with for centuries - Who is the Trinity?
In 1997 he founded Ciloa (Christ Is Lord Of All), a ministry devoted to sharing God’s encouragement with the world and teaching those who follow Him how to encourage others. Today Chuck serves as executive director and principal author of A Note of Encouragement, a weekly e-zine reaching 175 countries, and two compilations, A Year of Encouragement and Another Year of Encouragement (Xulon Press, 2004 and 2006).
He has served as a member of the state bar of Georgia since 1979 and an instructor to attorneys and judges through the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). He received the Medallion of Appreciation from ICLE. He co-led a successful Christian arbitration effort involving a national, multimillion-dollar business and an independent consultant.
He and Beverly, his wife of thirty-four years, have lived in Lawrenceville, a suburb of Atlanta, for fourteen years. God has blessed them with three children. In his free time, Chuck enjoys backpacking and hiking (especially on the Appalachian Trail), playing the guitar, dabbling in photography, and reading extensively about the Christian faith.