If you knew Charlie Colgan, you knew a man who loved Jesus passionately and made it his life’s mission to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the world around him. He left an inspiring legacy to earnestly preach the gospel as often as the Holy Spirit gave him opportunity to do so— He often reminded us to focus on the Master the Message and the Mission. Not only was Charlie a faithful Jesus follower, pastor, and shepherd, that love spilled over into being a dedicated husband to Wendy and a caring father to Sarah, Fletcher, Paris, Tommy, and Noah.
For the past 15 months, Charlie was the Senior Pastor at Christ Baptist Church. During his time there he was able to reach many new believers and grow the church. On Saturday, April 8th, Charlie, Wendy and his two youngest sons had just returned to Raleigh, when Charlie experienced a massive stroke. He was immediately taken to the hospital where first responders and physicians did everything they could. Charlie went home to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 9th surrounded by his family.
The fruit of Charlie’s Christian leadership in his home is evident as we see how Wendy and their children continue to minister to us through their example of grace and faith. His sudden passing leaves Wendy with many unaccounted-for expenses. The purpose of this GiveSendGo site is to help raise money for the children’s education and other expenses. All the Colgan children are in either college at Cedarville University in Ohio or attend Trinity Academy, a local Christian Middle/High School where Wendy teaches 4th grade.
We want to honor this faithful servant of God by doing what they did for us, pouring into them as brothers and sisters in Christ. We desire that their children continue to thrive without concern and for his wife to enjoy her memories of Charlie knowing that his investment in Kingdom work lighted a fire in all of us to spread the hope of the Gospel.
Please consider showing your love and support for the Colgan family by ensuring their financial needs are met during this time and are well equipped for many years to come.
Update #3 - Wow and Thank You! April 26, 2023
Friends and family of the Colgans, we have raised over $138,000 for Wendy and the kids in just over 2 weeks! Thank you all for your generosity. If you recall, our goal was to raise funds to help Wendy provide for the kids through sports activities, mission trips and education costs! Malachi 3:10 I will open the windows of heaven for you and pour out all the blessings you need. This is our opportunity for God to use each of us and our financial resources to provide blessings to Wendy and the kids. Please continue to pray for this family as they continue to adjust. They have been such a blessing to each of us! We are at 50% of our updated goal!!!
Update #2 - Thank You! April 15, 2023
We want to thank all of you for your generous donations! In just 72 hours, you have raised over $75,000 to support the Colgan family! Gal. 6:10 "Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers." We all know what a special family the Colgan's are and their love for the Lord. Their faithfulness has been seen even this week as THEY are pouring into and praying for others during this time, praising the Lord for His plan. There is still work to be done to support this family in the long term. We know that they are, and we are, in God's hands. Phil. 4:19 "And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus."We have therefore raised our goal to the next attainable level. We also ask that you continue to share this update with your extended church family. Thank you again for your support of this God fearing family.Friends and family of the Colgans.
First Milestone Goal April 12, 2023
Our first goal milestone is $100,000. This would help fund the Colgan kids education and living expenses. The total costs of providing for living and educational expenses could be $450,000 for all four kids. Thank you in advance for your contributions
Please pray that those who do not know the Lord, come to know Him through the celebration of Charlie's life.