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Pastor Charles W. Bynum, II Biography

Reverend Charles W. Bynum, II was born in Washington, DC. His parents, Charles W. and Idella E. Bynum, raised him in Arlington Virginia.


While attending Wakefield High School at the age of 15 he met his wife, Denitra Ann Hall. Ten years later on February 13, 1988, they were joined in Holy Matrimony.


From this union, they were blessed with three children; Charles William III, Indasha Amira, and Dominique Hall. Reverend Bynum’s secular vocation was a Certified Pharmacy Technician until early retirement in 2006; he worked for Kaiser Permanente eighteen years.

In July 1972, Reverend Bynum gave his life to the Lord while attending St. John’s Baptist Church in Arlington, VA. He was baptized by the former Pastor Reverend Eugene Pearson. There Reverend Bynum participated in the youth ministries, children’s choir, and youth usher board as he grew in stature and in spirit. After a long struggle with life’s strongholds, schemes, and snares, he realized his life is not his own but it belongs to the Christ who had saved him. After rededicating his life to the Lord, Reverend Bynum returned to St. John’s Baptist Church and led the Prison Ministry, Men’s Ministry, Men of St John’s Singing Ministry, and the Gospel Chorus.
In 1995, Reverend Bynum heard his destiny purpose in the divine call from the Lord into the preaching ministry. He was called and licensed in 1996; immediately after his initial sermon on December 1, 1996, Pastor Nicholas sent him to the Arlington County Detention Center to create the church's first prison ministry from 1996-2006.  Subsequently, he has led many souls to Christ and into discipleship.
 From 1997-2001, Reverend Bynum attended and was Student Counsel President under the leadership of Dr. Andrew Fowler; in 2003 he attended Richmond Virginia Seminary where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree; he was ordained for Pastoral Ministry by an ordaining council of the Northern Virginia Baptist Association at the recommendation of the St. John’s Baptist Church for Ministry in 2004; In April 2004, Reverend Bynum served as assistant to the Pastor at St. John’s Baptist Church, while simultaneously serving as the assistant to the Interim Pastor at Cornerstone Baptist Community Church.  By the grace of God, Reverend Bynum was called to serve the Cornerstone Baptist Community Church as the pastor and was installed on December 10, 2006 to the present time.  In 2007 he attended Washington Baptist Seminary where he earned his Masters Degree in Pastoral Theology.
Reverend Bynum has numerous affiliations and positions:
  •  Member of The Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC)
  • Member of the Executive Board of the Baptist Convention of DC and Vicinity
  • 1st Vice-President Southwest Region of the Baptist Convention of DC and Vicinity
  • Serves as the Director of the Men’s Department of the PNBC of Maryland
  • Lott Carey Foreign Mission, 2006 - present
  • Progressive National Baptist Convention Youth Advisor, 2007 - present
  •  Baptist Convention of DC and Vicinity Executive Board, 2012 - present
  • Washington Baptist Theological Seminary Trustee, 2016 - present
  • Baptist Convention of DC and Vicinity Foreign Mission Chair, 2017 -present
  •  Progressive National Baptist Convention Eastern Region Mission Director - 2019 
Most of all he is a child of God who knows he was born to worship and magnify the name and the greatness of his Savior who is Jesus Christ.
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