REVEREND Charles Timothy Wright

Charles Wright was born in Santa Monica, California in the 1960’s, and spent his childhood and early teenage years being raised in Los Angeles, California. He is the fourth of six siblings, all of whom are ministers of the gospel. His father, the late Rev. Eugene Wright, Sr., pastored several congregations across the Fifth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and his mother, the late Ollye Martin Kinchion Wright, was an organist, pianist, and life-long member of the Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) of the A.M.E. Church, where she served in various offices & capacities from the Young People’s Division (YPD) to the senior WMS.

Charles accepted Christ as his Lord & Savior and was baptized at the age of 12. Charles’ early education took place in the California public school system, and he graduated from Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kansas, where his father was pastoring at the time. In furthering his education, he received an Associate of Arts in Business and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Management from the University of Phoenix.  Prior to entering the full-time pastorate, he was employed as a Specialist for Pizza Hut Restaurants for over 34 years, where he was responsible for covering restaurants in seven of the western United States.

Charles Wright answered his call into the ministry on November 14, 1978, and later ordained an Itinerate Deacon in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1985. Rev. Wright was appointed to serve as Pastor of Hubbard Chapel A.M.E. Church, La Junta, Colorado and when he relocated to Utah, served between the A.M.E. churches and later served on loan, as an Associate minister at Calvary Baptist Church in Salt Lake City, Utah until being assigned to the pastorate of Embry Chapel A.M.E. Church in Ogden, Utah. While serving as Pastor of Embry Chapel A.M.E. Church in Ogden, Utah, Rev. Wright was ordained an Itinerate Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2008. Rev. Wright also served as Pastor of Holy Trinity A.M.E. Church, Las Vegas, Nevada from 2014, until being transferred to the Desert Mountain Conference and appointed to serve as Pastor at Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church, Denver, Colorado from October 2021 until being appointed as pastor of Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado August 19, 2023, at the seat of the 137th Session of the Desert Mountain Annual Conference by Bishop Clement W. Fugh.

Rev. Wright is the proud husband for more than 36 years to his precious wife, Evangelist Peggy Angel Jackson Wright formerly of Tallahassee, Florida, who is a powerful preacher, teacher, and songbird in her own right. Evangelist Peggy has special love for children and their development into mature Christians serving the Lord. Rev. Wright and Evangelist Peggy are the proud god parents to 13 lovely children. Rev. Wright loves the Lord, and his pride and joy is sharing the word of God and touching and watching God shape lives through his ministry.