Charles J. Aebi is a native of southwestern Pennsylvania. He was raised with a denominational background, but obeyed the gospel in 1949 and began preaching in 1952. He has a B.S. degree from Penn State, an M.A. from Abilene Christian, and a Ph.D. from Ohio University. Charles has served for 58 years as minister for churches in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia, and has preached and held workshops in several states and in foreign countries.
He has served as an elder for several years each in three congregations. He currently serves as a minister and an elder at the Barlow-Vincent Church of Christ in Vincent, OH. He taught Bible for 34 years at Ohio Valley College (now University), serving 15 years as academic dean and 6 years as chairman of the Bible Department. He retired from the college in 1998 and now teaches at the West Virginia School of Preaching.
Charles and his wife Imogene have four children and twelve grandchildren. All of the men in the family preach on occasion; all of the men and women teach Bible classes; and all the grandchildren have obeyed the gospel. Two of the grandchildren are married, five are now students at Christian colleges, and three have graduated from Christian colleges.