Chuck Bentley

Chuck Bentley CEO

Chuck Bentley joined Crown Financial Ministries in 2000 and was unanimously selected by the Board of Directors to serve as the CEO in 2007. He becomes only the third CEO of the ministry. He was preceded in this role by the late founder, Larry Burkett (1976–2000) and Howard Dayton (2000–2007). Today the ministry has outreach in 104 nations.

Chuck has traveled throughout the world teaching biblical financial principles to the affluent, middle class, poor and ultra poor. He is the author of four books, including his most recent, The Worst Financial Mistakes in the Bible, and How You Can Avoid Them. A new book on love and money will be published this year. He is the executive producer of the God Provides™ film series, starring Dean Jones. The films are now used throughout the world in 30 languages with the potential to reach 2 billion oral and visual learners. He writes and produces a daily radio broadcast heard on over 1,200 outlets in the USA.

Chuck is frequently a guest speaker addressing both churches and business leaders on biblical financial topics and has appeared on many television, radio and news outlets around the world.

In addition to his responsibilities as CEO of Crown, he also is the Founder and Executive Director of the Christian Economic Forum, an annual gathering of select marketplace leaders dedicated to improving the world through the advancement of ideas that work, with a focus on God’s economic principles. He also serves on the board of Foundations for Farming, an initiative aimed at bringing transformation to individuals, communities and nations through sustainable agriculture and faithful stewardship of the land.

Chuck was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. He enjoys reading, the outdoors and his family. He and his wife, Ann, have been married since 1978. Both are graduates of Baylor University, where Chuck earned a B.A. in Business Administration, served as Student Body President, and received both Outstanding Sophomore Man and Outstanding Senior Man awards.

Chuck and Ann live in Knoxville, Tennessee. They have traveled to five continents together serving to advance Crown’s mission and have four sons, a daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren.


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Dealing with Critical Coworkers

Originally posted on the Christian Post on January 13. To learn Biblical answers to your financial questions, you can #AskChuck @AskCrown your questions...

How do you spend time with your children? I’ve got a great activity that doesn’t cost a dime.

Our lives are so busy that by the time everyone arrives home in the evening, we may be tempted to “veg” out. But did you know that reading...

Do you avoid pet animal shelters because you’re afraid you’ll bring home a cat or dog?

When we moved to Tennessee three years ago, we adopted two kittens at a two-for-one special at our local shelter. They are sweet companions and earn their...

I have seen some jaw-dropping tattoos and piercings in my travels. How about you?

Genesis 1:31 reads “And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good”. He created man with beautiful skin and perfectly...

If you’re like me, you don’t like to carry a pocketful of change. Do you collect yours in a jar?

For years, I have tossed my coins in a jar and rolled them once a year. The boys and I spend a couple hours rolling and get our grins watching the money...

Do you want to get out of debt in the New Year?!

Originally posted on the Christian Post on January 6. To learn Biblical answers to your financial questions, you can #AskChuck @AskCrown your questions...

Is success a confirmation of God’s blessing? Not so fast.

I have seen many times that a man or woman can be a stellar success in Man’s economy and an absolute failure in God’s economy. Let me explain...

Are you looking for a job this year? I have an encouraging story for you.

Years ago, I was between jobs and not sure where to turn. I began praying and asking God to open doors for me through my network of friends. In just a...

Are you resolved to get out of debt in 2017? I have some practical steps for you today.

For the average American, interest payments consume the largest chunks of their monthly paycheck. There is interest on credit card balances, student loans...

This New Year, make Christ-honoring financial choices.

We are inundated with financial advice. The list of sources for the latest and greatest on how to make and manage money is all around us.  The vast...