Baptist Community Ministries recently awarded $900,000 to four local partners that are working directly with those affected by COVID-19. BCM’s Board of Trustees and senior management will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with grantees and philanthropic partners as we navigate the COVID-19 crises together. In the meantime, BCM will continue to fund ALL of its existing grant commitments.
Mr. Beasley graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in December 1978 from the University of New Orleans. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Louisiana Society of CPAs.
Mr. Beasley joined BCM in August 1995 and served as Chief Financial Officer. In 2001 he was promoted to the dual position of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. His responsibilities included: (1) accounting, investments and cash management, budgeting, information systems, employee benefits, risk management (CFO) and (2) facilities and all grant-related operations (COO). In August 2010, Mr. Beasley was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. This position oversaw day-to-day operations, including all grantmaking, chaplaincy and congregational wellness programs serving residents living in the five-parish region served by BCM. In November 2013, the Board of Trustees appointed Mr. Beasley to serve as Interim President & CEO. Mr. Beasley became President & CEO in July 2014.
Prior to joining BCM, Mr. Beasley was employed for 14 years by Graham Resources, Inc., a financial asset and oil and gas management company with over $1.7 billion of funding. He was responsible for various accounting, treasury and supervisory capacities and was promoted to the position of Vice President and Treasurer before his departure from the company.
Charles and his wife, Laura, reside in Mandeville and have two children, Leslie Smitley and Adam Beasley, and two grandchildren, Charlotte and Lucas Smitley. Charles and Laura are members of Church of the King.