Occupation: Music Minister and Evangelist
Originally from: Dermott
New home: Dermott
Renowned minister and gospel singer Charles Graham traveled around the world before returning to his roots. As a child, Charles lived in Dermott where he and his family worked in the fields. Charles grew up, left for college and lived away for 34 years. He worked and traveled around Europe, Africa and the Americas, only returning to Arkansas for visits. He thought he would never live in Arkansas again, but he knew he wanted to make one final move. “When I realized I was making plans to move back to Arkansas I also realized that God had changed my heart about the place I had once called home,” he said. Once in Arkansas, he purchased a property where his family had worked when he was a child. As a boy, Charles dreamt about being able to see inside the house that he now owns. As a man, he uses his home to promote fellowship and community in the area. “I get to live alongside everyone in my community, share fellowship and life together,” he said.