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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Let’s talk about your net worth as you approach retirement

About 86% of Americans have a positive net worth. The US Census Bureau reports that the average American under age 35 is worth about $6,500 including their...

Are you growing in generosity?

The average American gives $150/month to charitable causes. That equates to 3% of their take home pay.  If the Christians earning this same total...

Ever heard of a family bank?

My friend, David McAlvany, writes in his new book, The Intentional Legacy,  “The secret to preserving family wealth over the generations...

When was the last time you rewarded yourself for making financial progress?

Now the Lord clearly understands we are all motivated by rewards.  In fact, the entire Christian life holds out the promise of the reward of eternal...

Do you think God can do anything?

If you are facing a challenging financial time right now, the best place to turn for help is to God and trust that He can do anything. Here is why...

Would you like to be financially free? Today, I will tell you how that is possible.

To be financially free requires two character qualities.  The first is learning to be faithful and the other is learning to be disciplined. ...

Today, my list of the five things I don’t think you should use debt to purchase…

We live in a culture where debt is assumed to be essential for everything. The Bible tells us that the borrower is a slave to the lender so we should be...

I hate scams, especially this one!

Now this one has not happened to anyone in our family but since I have a son in college, I was glad to learn about it so we can have our guard up. ...

Are you average when it comes to earning and managing your money?

In 2015, the average American household earned a little more than $69,000 total income leaving about $60,000 after taxes, according to the Bureau...

Are you taking care of your health?

If you want to be a good steward of your money it is often directly tied to being a good steward of your physical body.  The top reason say they file...