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Pastor Charlie Eugene York, D. Min.


Charlie E. York, a native Mobilian is the son of (the late) Deacon Ernest & (the late) Mother Emma York.

              Pastor York accepted Jesus Christ as his true and living Savior at the age of seven. He rededicated his life to serving Christ at the age of twenty-five.  Ordained a Deacon in April 1977, he served God and His people for fifteen (15) years before answering God's call to a “greater” work.  He began his Gospel ministry in September 1992 and preached his first sermons at Greater St. Paul Baptist Church in Cocoa, Florida under the leadership of Dr. W. O. Wells.  He served as Pastor of Prosperity Baptist Church in Auburntown, TN for twelve (12) years.  Pastor York accepted the call to become Senior Pastor of Highpoint Baptist Church on December 17, 2006.  Blessed with great preaching, teaching and leadership abilities, Pastor York is now bearing “much” fruit at Highpoint Baptist Church, Mobile Baptist Association, his community of Eight Mile, and the surrounding Mobile communities.

              Pastor York is very active in the community and the Mobile Baptist Association of the Southern Baptist Convention where he is a former Moderator.  He is a member of the Executive Board of Directors and serves as Secretary with Volunteers of America (VOA), Southeast, Alabama, and Georgia.  He is also the Chairman of the Board for Highpoint VOA Elderly Housing, Inc.  His vision is that “God is building a strong New Testament Church where members are regularly engaged in Prayer, Worship, Evangelism, Bible Study, Discipleship, Fellowship and Service”.  His Motto is “Christ Jesus Is The Answer” (St. John 14:6); for Jesus said that “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

              Pastor York is an honors graduate of Trinity Gardens High School (’69) in Mobile (AL), and the University of Texas at Austin – BSEE (’83).  He also earned degrees from The University of Tennessee – Masters (’88) and the Community College of The Air Force - Associates, (’80).  He completed courses with Liberty University’s School of Divinity.  He completed Master’s (’12) and Doctorate of Ministry (D. Min) in Pastoral Studies with honors at Covington Theological Seminary (July 2013).

              After serving his country for over twenty-two years, Pastor York retired as an Air Force officer.  Highly decorated, he earned many awards including three Meritorious Service Medals in the United States and the Air Medal for service in Vietnam (’72).  Prior to relocating to Mobile, he was an Electrical/Electronic Engineer Manager with Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA) at Arnold Engineering Development Center, Tullahoma, TN.  Presently, he is the very proud Senior Pastor of Highpoint Baptist Church in Eight Mile, AL where he is leading the church in Strategic Planning through Spiritual Transformation and Renewal.

              Pastor York is married to the lovely Vera M. Adams, and they have one son – Lorne Eugene (Shanda).  They also have five grandchildren – Ashley Cochelle (Brian), Tylon Juwan, Abbey Verchelle, Treshon Eugene, and McCord Eugene.  Endowed with great faith in God, Pastor York's ministry is blessed with fervent Gospel preaching, Christian education and training, and servant leadership.  "To God only wise, be Glory through Jesus Christ for ever.  Amen," Romans 16:27.