Speaker. Minister. Artist
I live to see people’s eyes opened and their minds renewed to the Abundance of Heaven within and all around us. Too long has the heavy pall of lies, lack, and limitation covered not only the earth, but also His Church with joyless oppression. Jesus mightily overcame sin, sickness, death, and hopelessness. He opened Heaven and gives it to us so we can transform the world around us with its abundance, beauty, generosity, healing, wholeness, joy, power, love, light, fullness, hope..
“Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the Glory of the Lord is risen upon you.”
Chuck Parry was brought out of the psychedelic drug culture through a radical, personal encounter with Jesus in 1972. For ﬁve years he grew in a supernatural relationship with God before he ever met any Christian Believers, ﬁnally coming into an understanding of salvation through attending Holy Ghost prayer meetings in a small Western Colorado farm town during the Charismatic Renewal of the ’70s. In 1978 he was powerfully baptized in the Holy Spirit and spent that entire day prophesying to strangers and seeing them get saved, healed and set free.
Chuck’s life is marked with both faith and the miraculous: over one winter his car got 320 miles to the gallon, he’s seen food multiplied on numerous occasions, storms move out of the way, miraculous ﬁnances and the supplies of Heaven released, dead people come back to life, metal dissolve from bodies, and countless sick and injured healed.
As a public high school shop teacher in the ’80s Chuck introduced many of his students to Jesus, marking them through life-changing encounters with the Holy Spirit. This happened both in the school, as students were “slain in the Spirit” and had personal dramatic encounters with God, as well as in the mountains where Chuck led them on three-day backpacking adventures into supernatural experiences with God.
In 1988 he and his wife Linda started The Jesus Center, a community of spiritual adventurers disguised as a church. This grew from 3 families to around 100 adults and 50 children. 57% of the church budget went to outreach and missions, as Chuck led teams regularly into Russia and Africa on both short- and long-term missions, as well as leading pastors’ conferences and teaching in ministry schools. They also went into the parks, streets, homes, and jails in several rural counties in Western Colorado.
While in Ridgway, CO they started the Bread of Life Kitchen in 1992 as an outreach to the nomadic Rainbow Family of Living Light at their huge gatherings of 30,000 counter-culture, New Age and pagan celebrants who meet in a national forest for several weeks every year prior to the Fourth of July. Chuck and Linda began feeding them and grew from a tiny kitchen into a major village of 150 + who join them each year, seeing miraculous multiplication of food, money, water, and many healing and creative miracles.
From 1998 until 2008 they pastored The Telluride Christian Fellowship in the ski resort of Telluride, CO. They began re-parenting young people – skiers, snowboarders, street people, and others – and soon had a houseful every night at suppertime. Due to the high transient rate in a resort town, they started a School of the Spirit with 3-month sessions, teaching, activating and empowering young people to live and walk in the Spirit.
Place of Residence and Ministry Position
Desiring greater apostolic connection, they moved to Redding, CA to be part of Bethel Church and experience the School of Supernatural Ministry. Chuck became involved with Bethel Healing Rooms, was part of the leadership team, and now ﬁlls the Director role. His vision is to encourage, activate, and empower awakening believers and to serve the church internationally to see it become “the fullness of Him who ﬁlls all in all.”
Chuck now lives in Redding, California with his wife Linda, their daughter Grace, and four grandchildren, Christopher, Chiara, Aiden and Arion. His other grown children, Faith and Jesse, continue to live in Colorado
In 2011 he published his book: ‘Free Falling’ ~ True Stories of One Man’s Leap into the Miraculous: see ‘Store’ tab for purchase details.