Over 30 years ago, Charles “Chuck” Moorer left his native Ohio and moved to L.A. to pursue his musical dreams. Considering that the talented singer and bassist was raised up in church, and sang at gospel concerts as a kid everywhere from Akron University, Kent State University, Prayer Tower Church of God in Christ, and a host of other churches and events, it surprised some that he was pursuing secular music.

Exploring his passion for R&B/funk and jazz, he was in several of those kinds of bands throughout college and beyond. It took a lot of soul searching, a bunch of hard knocks and closed doors, and some definitive signs (which all came with wild stories) to bring him back to the Lord. Once he felt that God “pricked” his heart and he headed back home musically and physically, his sense of purpose became much clearer.

While attending the NAACP Image Awards one year in L.A., Chuck met legendary Grammy winning gospel singer and pastor Donnie McClurkin, who kindly remembered an email Chuck had sent him a few years earlier about their mutual love for Donnie’s major inspiration, Andrae Crouch. McClurkin told Chuck how, for him, pastoring and music ministry came together perfectly, with one complementing the other to uplift people’s lives and draw their souls closer to God. Chuck was attentive as the singer told him how while his music is blessing the church, his preaching in turn blessed his music ministry. McClurkin’s words, combined with a rededication to the Lord and Chuck’s rediscovery of gospel via contemporary genre superstar Fred Hammond and his ensemble Commissioned, inspired a whole new, incredible double life for Chuck as a pastor and singer.

For over 17 years now, every Sunday morning, the congregation at Divine Direction Christian Church in Indianapolis, an affiliate of the Indiana Wesleyan Church, come to hear “Pastor Chuck” sing and preach. He says “Singing calms me and helps me focus on the message I’m about to share.” Chuck also leads a band of musicians called the Faithful Few Music Ministry, whose original lineup he formed in 2000. The primary mission of the Faithful Few has been to expand beyond the four walls of the church to encourage, motivate and provide hope through melodic form, reaching out to all people across the world.

Although it is Chuck’s desire that the music be used to meet and encourage people all around the world, no matter where they may be in their life, by coming to know that Adonai loves them and they have an advocate in Yeshua. It is also Chuck’s desire to assist with charity efforts especially with the Feed My Sheep Food Pantry of his church by continuing to provide quality food for those in need 365 days of the year. Chuck has found that since the COVID-19 pandemic, being able to continue to provide quality food to families has been a humbling experience and yet a tremendous blessing to those in need. Chuck has also pledged to assist the Sickle Cell Foundation and individuals who have been impact by the sickle cell disease.

At the end of 2018, Chuck lost his son Chadwin Moorer, who fought and battled kidney cancer derived from the sickle cell trait. This loss has had a profound impact on Chuck and made him keenly aware of the battles that those struggling with sickle cell can face. Since Chuck’s wife and daughter are also carriers of the sickle cell trait, it is all so very near and dear to his heart that he do whatever he can do to help; Chuck desires to continue to be a blessing to St. Jude Hospital for children, and to continue assisting with housing efforts for children in Nigeria through Mighty Hands.