Charles Reeder is General Manager of Ridge Funeral Home in Asheboro, North Carolina where he serves as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. He grew up in the small town of Seagrove, North Carolina along with his parents and two older brothers and one sister. Upon his graduation from high school he spent six years working at a local hospital as an operating room technician. During this time he met his future wife, Patsy, and they were married in 1976. Five years later they were blessed with twin sons. they now are the proud grandparents of two wonderful grandsons, now 16 and 11. He began working the family business during this time serving as Vice President and Purchasing Manager which required him to visit several countries including Brazil, China, and Malaysia. In 2002 another career change came with the close of the business.
He enrolled in Fayetteville Technical Community College and earned his Associate Degree in Funeral Services on 12/19/2005 and after graduation he has worked for the past thirteen years with Ridge Funeral Home. In 2011 the State of North Carolina appointed him to serve as well as the Medical Examiner for Randolph County. Feeling the need to further his education he enrolled in the online program at Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia and on 3/26/2015 earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Religion and Biblical Studies. At the present time He is working on his Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies which he will complete within the next year.
As a child he was raised in a Christian home with loving parents who poured into his heart the need of giving one’s life to Christ and at the age of fourteen, He was saved. He truly believe that one’s life will never be the same once Christ is a part on your life. He with his wife have tried to instill into their children as well the same Christian values as both of their parents did for them. Over the years he had the privilege of serving in church in various capacities serving as Sunday School Superintendent and teacher, trustee and on several boards. In their community they are members of a service club, Kiwanis, where their main goal is to meet the needs of children in their community, whether through education or needs in their homes.
He has always concerned himself to be a “People Person”. In other words he loves to be of service to people. Whether it was his work in the hospital, contact with others in the business world, his job dealing with tragic deaths as the Medical Examiner, as well as now his work dealing with those who have lost a precious loved ones have a heart of compassion for people and want to help them in any way he can.
About four years or so ago he became friend with Rev. Rawal Masih and his work in Pakistan. He immediately could sense his love for God and for the people of Pakistan and to see them come to Christ and see their lives being changed. As the work there was small in the beginning but it continue to grow and his wife and he felt blessed to be just a small part of making this happen. He along with Pastor Rawal Masih have a vision to see the church to continue to win the lost, to see the building of an orphanage as well as a Bible College to train many others to help to spread the good news of the gospel. To God be the glory for the great things He has done and will continue to do!
To further the cause, He has set up a ministry in the United States for the Power of Salvation International Ministries and through contributions and fundraising efforts there will be additional support for spreading the gospel. their work for Christ will not be complete “until all have heard the name of Jesus”. May God continue to have his hand upon this ministry.