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Charles and Carmen Fleming’s Retirement and GCI Legacy

Working alongside Charles and Carmen has been a pure joy. These two servants are fun and deeply caring individuals. They have impacted many with their good teaching and fine examples. This impact will echo through the lives of many people for years to come.

Charles has served alongside me, and an even longer stint with Dr. Joseph Tkach. Joe says the following about the Flemings:

Charles and Carmen Fleming have been more than just a church employee and wife in our fellowship. For me, Charles was not only a consummate pastor but also with Carmen exemplars of a rich marriage in Christ. They were friends who always seemed to be ahead of the curve in understanding theology and rich core of grace upon which proper theology is based. I appreciate that their shared ministry always taught Jesus was the center of God’s plan.

In my time working with Charles, there was never an assigned task that was not handled well and managed to a smooth and fruitful conclusion. It is my heartfelt feeling that he made me feel a real part of his family and he is one of those for whom I can say that I always felt enriched when I was in his company. My only regret is that they live on the other side of the country, which will not prevent me from seeking to be in their company again. Tammy and I pray love and blessings upon this new chapter in their lives.

Join me in wishing Charles and Carmen a wonderful time in their well-deserved retirement. I know that they will stay active in GCI and be a blessing to all they encounter.

Serving Together!
Dr. Greg Williams

8 thoughts on “Charles and Carmen Fleming’s Retirement and GCI Legacy”

  1. Dear Charles and Carmen. You graciously and generously share the power of Jesus’ gospel by your lives and words. Often when our paths crossed I felt enlightened by a new perspective; another encounter with the Father’s heart. Thank you.

  2. I has been a great joy to know and work alongside Charles and Carmen for many years and I have been enriched by the relationship in many ways. Thank you dear friends for your labor of love. I look forward to more times together in the years ahead.

  3. You guys are the greatest! Always an inspiration and encouragement since the first time I met you way back when you came into Pasadena for a Refresher and we were still students. You always make others feel valued and useful to the Lord. Hate to see you retire now that you are at your peak (and showing no signs of leveling off) in the fruits of the Spirit, and in wisdom, knowledge, and ministry capabilities.

  4. Congratulations on your retirement. Charles you have encouraged and taught me in ACCM classes. I have so appreciated your depth and love for Jesus and the gospel. I know you and Carmen will enjoy more time together and with family.

  5. Dear Charles and Carmen,

    Thanks so much for your many valuable contributions throughout the years. Passion for Christ, theological understanding and excellence, have been a high hoisted flag in your blessed ministry. As mentors you helped others to be all they can be in Christ. What is retirement but a new chapter in what surely will continue to be an exemplary life of service. New adventures ahead…

    Again, well done!

    In Him,
    Santiago and Elke

  6. Congratulations to you and Carmen in your retirement. The time we spent together in the last 12 months via videoconferencing has been most helpful. May you continue to be a blessing to all who come into contact with you! May you now fulfill your grandfather’s duties without interruption.

  7. THANK YOU for your decades of inspirational service to God, our denomination, through all of the changes, both people and beliefs, heartbreaking loss of friends, staying the course/path God set us on. I had the privilege of spending time with you during the time I worked at headquarters from 1984 to the end of 1997, and will never forget your brilliant, warm smile; your vigorous, strong handshake; and your warm hugs! God bless you and Carmen and your family in your retirement!!

  8. All the best from north of the border as you and Carmen join the ranks of us retired folk! Whatever you do, you will be what you’ve always been to anyone privileged to know you – you both carry the sweet savour of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and are a blessing to those around you.
    If you ever get to the Vancouver area, know you have a place to stay anytime!
    Many blessings,

    Gary and Wendy

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