Instructor, Human Formation
- B.A. (Samford University)
- M.Div. (Beeson School of Divinity)
- Ph.D. (University of Texas, Austin)
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Stokes earned his undergraduate degree in Congregational Studies from Samford University and his Master’s of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School, with the intention of entering evangelical Protestant ministry. His love for sociology and teaching led him to pursue a PhD in sociology at the University of Texas, where he and his wife Betsy converted to Catholicism after a long investigation of the truths of the Catholic Faith. Today, he teaches at his beloved alma mater (Samford) and sponsors the Catholic Student Association there, where he and Betsy (and their two teenagers) host college students in their home for fellowship, Bible study, and regular social events. Chuck’s research interests center around education, religion, and healthy, sustainable relationships—particularly in dating/courtship. You can hear more from him about building healthy relationships in the Rock Your Relationships podcast, available at ChuckAndBetsy.org.