What an exciting time in your life! We look forward to coming alongside you as you anticipate and prepare for marriage. To start the process, we encourage you to follow the steps outlined below, to consider what we believe about marriage, and to review our recommendations.
People come from many different backgrounds and traditions that shape their understanding of marriage. At Fellowship, we recognize the value of that diversity while holding strongly to what we believe is the essential ingredient for entering a covenant of Christian marriage based on teaching of God’s Word.
From God’s Word, we understand that a Christian marriage is a unique and exclusive covenant made by a man and woman to share their lives together in a bond of love that reflects the love of Jesus Christ. That requires much more than a ceremony or a blessing from the church. It requires that the bride and groom both put their faith in Jesus and commit their lives to following Him.
This is why we take marriage so seriously at Fellowship. We don’t choose to simply perform wedding ceremonies. Rather, we want to help build marriages that will thrive and go the distance. To that end, we have identified a list of recommendations if you have plans to be married by one of our pastors.
If you have any questions about our wedding ministry, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chuck is best known for his passion to equip and disciple leaders who lead not from their resumes or accomplishments, but with their lives. He is constantly pursuing ways to engage and challenge leaders to look at the interior issues of life and leadership. Chuck wears multiple hats as a pastor at Fellowship: discipler, mentor, and leadership coach.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Chuck served for over 35 years as an executive pastor before joining the pastoral team at Fellowship. He did his undergrad work at BIOLA, earned his Th.M. at Dallas Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree at Talbot School of Theology. He is also the Founder and President of Lead With Your Life, Inc., a nonprofit organization with a mission to build Kingdom leaders who lead from the inside out.
Chuck enjoys taking long walks with his college sweetheart Pattie, reading, working out, eating out, rooting for the USC Trojans, and spending as much time as he can with his six amazing grandkids—the SixPack!