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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Can you earn $100 million dollars and be broke?

After four decades of TV stardom, David Hasselhoff says he cannot pay court-ordered alimony. He claims that he’s only got $4,000 in cash to make...

Should you “re-cast” your mortgage?

I was recently asked if “re-casting” was better than “re-financing” a home mortgage.  Let me explain the differences. ...

Are you approaching retirement age? Today I have some advice for you.

About 10,000 people a day are reaching retirement age in America.  This can be good news or bad news depending on your plans.  Let me tell you...

Can you save a few crumbs today?

With so many Americans reporting that they are burdened by excessive debt and worried about making ends meet, I have a simple plan for you today.  ...

Are Your Thoughts Ever Preoccupied with Money?

People who think about money often are usually in one of two groups: those that have very little and are in constant need or those that have a lot and...

Are You a Financial Prodigal?

Christians know the beautiful Parable of the Prodigal Son as a heart-rending story that demonstrates the radical love and grace of God. Yet, most...

Is identity theft insurance a good idea?

We hear lots of folks pushing the latest insurance product – identity theft protection insurance. Yes, the Federal Trade Commissionreports that identity...

Are you worried about your student getting a college education that never leads to a job?

I believe today’s graduates are on the verge of suffering through another economic bubble poised to burst – a college debt bubble. Too...

You are not a millionaire. Here’s why…

I hope my statement caught your attention.  You are not a millionaire unless you have a net worth of one million dollars or more. Okay, we all...

We all know Jonah was swallowed by a great fish but do you remember his financial mistake?

In the book of Jonah, we learn the reason for the prophet’s round trip journey to the bottom of the ocean and back. Jonah was running away from ...