Apostle Charlie Warren grew up in Pampa, Texas and attended the University of Texas at El Paso on a football scholarship. He later transferred to the University of Texas in Austin and graduated with a BBA degree with honors. He entered the business world and later became an executive with several large insurance companies. In 1980 Apostle Charlie was ordained as an Evangelist and gained extensive experience Preaching, Teaching, and Ministering the Love of Jesus in Federal and State prisons in Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico.
Apostle Charlie is the Founder and Sr.Pastor of Set Free By Jesus Ministries located in Birmingham, Alabama. He is also President of the real estate investment corporation named J.I.L. (Jesus is Lord) Enterprises, Inc. His investments from J.I.L. Enterprises, Inc. have supported his large family (6 children) for over 27 years; He and Pastor Durinda both have never taken any paycheck for their ministry at Set Free by Jesus Ministries.
In his 40 years of careers, Apostle Charlie has excelled as an accomplished businessman, successful entrepreneur. and a full-time Minister / Evangelist / Pastor / Teacher / Apostle / and Prophet for Jesus. You can read more about Apostle Charlie's Testimony in their first book, titled Victory in Jesus.
Dr. Durinda Warren grew up in a small mining community west of Birmingham, Alabama and has loved Jesus for as long as she can remember. She earned her Masters Degree in Nursing, and practiced as a professional nurse for 15 years before earning her Ph.D. in Health Education and Promotion from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2004. Dr. Durinda has recently retired, as Chief Nurse Manager of the 'Geriatrics Extended Care Department' at the Birmingham Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. She is also an accomplished, Ordained, Pastor, Intercessor, Teacher, Prophet, wife, mother, and grandmother, Ministering the Love of Jesus wherever she goes. Dr. Durinda Warren’s testimony can be found in Troubleshooting Your Faith, a book that she co-authored with her husband in 2009.
Apostles Charlie and Dr. Durinda Warren were ordained together in 1989 in New Orleans. While there they conducted Faith seminars and Healing Services for several years. Eventually they relocated to Southern California, where they planted and Pastored a Set Free by Jesus Outreach Church that ministered to troubled teens, victims of addictions, and the homeless. Then in 1991, Jesus directed them to move to Birmingham, Alabama, where they founded Set Free by Jesus Ministries and Set Free by Jesus Church—a ministry in the heart of West Birmingham, dedicated to Inner-City Children.
The Warrens have been married and ministering together for almost 27 years. During that time, they have continually witnessed the Unconditional Love of Jesus and His miraculous power through the Holy Spirit. With six wonderful adult children and their spouses, and eleven beautiful grandchildren (with many more to come), Apostle Charlie and Dr. Durinda Warren are more than blessed! They minister as a Team, usually teaching Faith in God, Miracles, Healing and Ministering to people who are hurting.