Charlie Lewis is a businessman, entrepreneur, author, and teacher who lives in Thomasville, GA. Charlie is husband to Fran, his best friend of more than fifty years, and father to Zachary and Nicholas (married to Leah and Jennifer, respectively). In addition, Charlie and Fran have five bright and beautiful grandchildren. The Lewis family is a family of entrepreneurs. Charlie founded and presides over a national insurance company with over twenty-five thousand representatives. Fran, a graduate gemologist, lends her expertise to leading the numerous jewelry stores the family owns and operates from South Florida to Texas. Both sons and their wives have active leadership roles in the family businesses.
As important as his role as a businessman has been, Charlie understands his true purpose in life to be that of making a positive impact in the world in tangible ways. For this reason, he has invested his own time and resources in multiple local, national, and international organizations that share his vision for creating lasting change, and empowering people to improve the outcomes of their lives. These organizations range from churches and local charities to universities, national policy thinktanks, and globally-focused faith organizations.
Beyond his philanthropic endeavors, Charlie is also active as an author and teacher. He has authored a series of books that lays out a plan and pattern for any person to be able to experience success and fulfillment in his or her life. Using this series as a platform for his teachings, Charlie has traveled to more than 160 countries, sharing the values and principles of true success, and the good news of the kingdom of God. His material has been translated to several languages, and is currently being used in Central American universities to foster societal change among students and professors. Charlie also hosts a local study group in his hometown of Thomasville, where he teaches and challenges participants to impact culture in their spheres of influence.