Chuck Girard joins Steve in this final episode of a 3-Part Embracing Brokenness Podcast series. Chuck shares how he met his wife, Karen, his struggles with alcohol, and how God saved him and moved him and his fellow Love Song bandmates to join Chuck Smith at Calvary Chapel, bringing the beginning of contemporary Christian music to all of us. He discusses his solo career and what will be his first album in a couple of decades. He leaves us with great advice and encouragement to join in what God has for each of us.
Singer, Songwriter, Recording Artist, and Worship Leader, Chuck is a Pioneer of Contemporary Christian Music, Member, and Co-Founder of the CCM group ‘LOVE SONG.’ Born in Los Angeles, and raised in both Southern and Northern California, Chuck began playing music at an early age. In his teens, he formed a group called THE CASTELLS, which had two national top 20 hits, “Sacred..” and “So This Is Love”. They also released the song “I Do”, which was produced by Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. It was during this time as a teenager that Chuck shared the stage with stars such as Roy Orbison, Jan and Dean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bobby Vee, Jackie Wilson, Brenda Lee and others. This led to a successful career as a studio singer and musician which included singing the lead vocals on THE HONDELLS first two albums and their biggest hit, “Little Honda”.