Dr. Charles Myricks, Jr., to speak in Anderson University’s Chapel

Dr. Charles Myricks, Jr

Dr. Charles Myricks, Jr., will speak in Anderson University’s chapel session on Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. in Reardon Auditorium. He currently serves as the chief operating and development officer of the National Association of the Church of God West Middlesex, Pa., and he serves on the Board of Trustees of Anderson University and the Board of Directors of Youth Excellence Performance Arts Workshop (Akron, Ohio).

Myricks’s business career has included positions in sales, marketing, and management at IBM and InterBold. He had the honor of being the first African American to occupy the office of vice president and general manager for one of the top five Christian music labels. He served for five years as the VP/GM of Word Gospel Records in Nashville, Tenn. Under his leadership, Word Gospel’s recordings garnered several Grammy, Dove and Stellar Awards. He was also instrumental in distributing the first multi-platinum gospel recording in the modern era of Gospel music.

As the founder of Divine Hope, a gospel music ministry, he traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe and South Africa sharing a unique blend of original, contemporary and jazz-inflected gospel music. With multiple recordings to their credit, Divine Hope was also the grand prize winner of the 700 Club/Star Song Records National New Artist Search.

Chuck has written two musicals: “The Miracle of Love,” a Christmas musical on the love story of Joseph and Mary, and ” Paul: A Musical Journey,” a full-length opera, focusing on the life of the Apostle Paul. In 2016 under commission by the Akron Symphony Orchestra, he created a new arrangement of Spirituals called “There’s a Stirrin’ in the Water.” Currently, he is working on a new musical on the life of King David scheduled to premiere in 2017.

Answering a call of God on his life, he entered full-time ministerial service as an assistant pastor at Arlington Church of God in Akron, Ohio, and he was later named the chief operating and development officer of the National Association of the Church of God West Middlesex, Pa. He is a graduate with special distinction in marketing and management from AU. He has a master’s degree in homiletics from Ashland Theological Seminary and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from AU.

He is married to Sherilyn Beverly Myricks. They have three children — Kathryn Elizabeth, Kristen Nichelle, and Charles James III.

Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, Colleges of Distinction, and The Princeton Review. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business and theology.

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