Charles acknowledged Jesus as Lord and Savior in 1972 due to the love of God shown by his Sunday School teacher, Helen Witte. As a senior in high school, the Lord spoke to him in a dream and said, “I am calling you to teach My people.” After attending 2 ½ years of secular college, he joined RHEMA Bible Training Center. Upon graduating in May of 1979, he returned to Hondo, Texas, his hometown, where he started New Covenant Fellowship Church and faithfully pastored for over 28 years. During his tenure there, he administrated a Christian school, taught in various Bible Schools and coordinated a 24/7 faith-based program in the Ney State Jail.
In 2007, a new pastor was set over New Covenant Fellowship and a new journey began for Charles & his wife, Michelle. In March of 2008, Charles and Michelle went on their first missionary journey to Hungary, Romania and Ethiopia. In 2009, he partnered with Dr. Mikal Baissa, the founder of Victory Bible College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Pastor Hanfere Aligaz of International Ethiopian Evangelical Church in Washington D.C. to help equip men and women for the ministry and establish schools and churches.
With over 38 years of experience in ministry, Charles has accumulated a wealth of truth and wisdom that uniquely equips him to train pastors, ministers and leaders. In March of 2016, Pastor Charles, officially started Kingdom Come Church (KCC) in Addis Ababa. Today, KCC is raising up soul winners, disciple makers, leaders and ministers of the Gospel to bring transformation to Ethiopia and wherever the Lord sends them.
Although Charles still travels to other nations as the Lord leads him, the primary focus of Kingdom Come Ministries has become Ethiopia for now.
Michelle Schlentz began her walk with the Lord at 19 years old. Her message of “Never Looking Back”, is intertwined with over 38 years of serving the Lord Jesus Christ and the Local Church. With a vibrant lifestyle of Being Bold and Unashamed, she communicates the need for soul winning, reaching into the work place, and encouraging the church to love His presence.
Under the covering of Lakewood Church and Rachel Cook Burchfield, in 1983 she answered the call of missions on her life and went to Ciudad Victoria, Mexico serving with Bobby and Lynn Crow. In 1984 she moved to Guadalajara, Mexico to serve at Comunidad Cristiana Sion under Pastors Francisco and Guty Rodriguez pastoring their youth ministry, engaging in outreach, personal evangelism, and ministering in churches for all ages.
While at a revival in Kenedy, Texas in 1986, Michelle met her husband to be and on November 7, 1987, Charles and Michelle married, and served at New Covenant Fellowship Church in Hondo, Texas where they faithfully served together for over 20 years. They have 2 children who are both serving the Lord.
Michelle has ministered in over 10 nations where she has been involved in evangelism, children’s ministry, praise and worship, and outreach to at-risk youth and ministry to the local church. Her boldness and anointing to win the lost along with her love for children and youth have equipped her to be a tremendous blessing in every nation we have ministered in. Combined, she and Charles have over 60 years of ministry experience that enables them to truly equip national leaders and ministers.