Biographical Information

Charles Albert Hess

Charles Albert Hess was born April 15, 1929 in Oxly, Missouri to Samuel and Nellie Hess.

In 1949 he married Mildred Imogene "Jean" Canady. They had seven children.

Charles earned a Master's Degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina.

Charles was a preacher of the gospel who earned his own support most of his life by teaching school. He also served as a deacon and as an elder (for two different congregations).

He conducted preacher training courses. His 'Notes on the New Testament' were prepared in connection with textual courses he taught through the years.

Charles did mission work in Central America (three trips). In his various travels he visited nineteen different countries.

Through the years, Charles attended many different colleges and universities including Freed-Hardeman, Abilene Christian University and Eastern New Mexico University.

He learned Greek by taking various introductory courses which he supplemented with extensive private study. For several years after 'retiring' Charles would spend some 75 hours a week studying and writing, in addition to teaching Bible classes.

His Bible study would include reading a chapter a day in Greek, and he also read the New Testament in Spanish.

Charles passed away March 14, 2011 in Vancouver, Washington at the age of 81.