personal bio

Charlie Carroll is a pastor, multiple business owner, restaurateur, entrepreneur, consultant, health and wellness advocate, and, most importantly, a husband and father. Charlie is passionate about many things—above all, a holistic and community-driven approach to life—and those passions are what drive his life’s work. 

Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Charlie is highly invested in bringing life and energy back to the downtown Dayton area. Charlie’s partner in parenting and beyond is Amy, who was once his junior high and high school sweetheart and is now his wife of nearly 20 years. They live in Dayton with their three spirited kids (Charlie III, Chase, and Cate) and an abundance of joyful anticipation at what’s to come. 

Charlie committed to keeping a blog because, aside from having a plethora of knowledge and experience to share, his primary goal is to leave a legacy for his kids—one they can reference for years to come. 


professional bio

Charlie is the founder and Lead Pastor at the decade-old City Church (formerly theNorthGate), which seeks to help people experience the fullness of God’s love through relationship. A few blocks away from the church is his first restaurant, Table 33, which opened in the fall of 2016 with the intention of not only offering high-quality, locally-sourced foods and drinks, but also providing a place where Daytonians can share life together in one of the best places Charlie could dream of– around the table. 

Also serving Dayton is Charlie’s desire to see the long-term alleviation of poverty in the area. He has founded Miami Valley Life Alliance, a community-wide effort focused on reducing poverty in and around Montgomery County. 

Charlie’s work expanding outside of Dayton includes his family’s consulting firm, Carroll & Associates, which was formed by his father in the early 1980’s before he took it over in 2005. Carroll & Associates has had the privilege of consulting for several Fortune 100 companies such as GM, Ford, GE, Walmart, CocaCola, Xerox, and Rolls Royce, among others. Likewise in 2005, Charlie became the Vice President of ASET Corporation, a corporate and executive security firm he had been working for since 1996. These experiences have developed Charlie as a businessman and led him to meet many innovative and impactful people.