About Dr. Charles Arn, Ed.DCharles Arn (Ed.D.) lives in Glendora, CA; a suburb of Los Angeles. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, grew up in Portland, OR, and attended Seattle (WA) Pacific University from 1968 - 1972. He completed his Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California, majoring in Instructional Design and Technology.
Dr. Arn became actively involved in the church growth movement as his father, Dr. Win Arn, began to pioneer the study and application of church growth principles to North America in the early 1970s. Upon completion of his doctoral work, Charles began working full-time with his father at Church Growth, Inc., specializing in research and new product development. In 1989 Charles assumed the presidency of CGI upon his father's retirement.
In the past 27 years Dr. Arn has written numerous articles in the field of church growth and is author or co-author of 8 books. He has developed 14 different lay/clergy training seminars and produced 10 "special topic" mediated study kits. Dr. Arn is a widely traveled speaker, known for his creative presentations. He is considered one of the leading authorities and spokespersons in the field of church growth. He is currently serving as President of the American Society of Church Growth, an association of professors, executives, pastors, and consultants dedicated to the study of evangelism and church growth.
Dr. Arn is married. His wife, Ann, teaches 7th grade in West Covina, CA. Dr. Arn and his family attend Glenkirk Church in Glendora, CA.
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