Charles (Chuck) Myricks is a graduate of Anderson University (Anderson, IN) and Ashland Theological Seminary. He was the first African-American Vice President and General Manager for Word Gospel Records in Nashville, TN. Under his leadership, Word Gospel’s recordings garnered several Grammy, Dove and Stellar Awards. He was also instrumental in distributing the only multi-platinum gospel recording in the modern era of Gospel music. He is the founder of “Divine Hope,” a gospel music ministry, which earned the grand prize for the 700 Club/ Star Song records National New Artist Search. His 2004 collaboration with the Ohio Ballet led to the premier of a new ballet, “Transformation!” He has also written two musicals: “The Miracle of Love” and “Paul: A Musical Journey.” Chuck now serves as Chief Operating and Development Officer of the National Association of the Church of God and is Chairman of the Akron Gospel Festival and on the Board of Trustees of Anderson University. He is married to Sheri Myricks, and they have three children, Kathryn Elizabeth, Kristen Nichelle, and Charles James III.