Encyclopedia Christian

Everybody has questions about their faith tradition, especially young people, who have most information they'd like just a few clicks away. As a minister, Charles Fischer hopes he can use his experience as an 'encyclopedia Christian' to encourage younger generations to keep pursuing Christ so that we may see an age-diverse church and a transformed world.

Guest: Charles Fischer

Interview on Faith, Vocation, and Hope
Princeton Theological Seminary, 2017




Rev. Charles Fischer is the rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, GA.  A native of New Jersey, he grew up in an Episcopal family.  Rev. Fischer received his undergraduate degree in finance from Morehouse College.  After several years of working in New York City, he returned to his beloved alma mater, serving as the Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Programs (2001-2006).  During his time at Morehouse, Rev. Fischer began to discern God’s call on his life under the tutelage of the rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the Very Rev. Robert C. Wright.  Rev. Fischer answered God’s call in 2006 and continued his studies at the Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) in Alexandria, VA, where he earned a Master of Divinity degree.  During his early years of ordained ministry, Rev. Fischer followed his grandfather’s footsteps as an administrator at VTS.  As the Director of Alumni, Annual Fund and Church Relations (2009-2011) of the Seminary, Rev. Fischer led two of the highest grossing annual fund campaigns in the institution’s recent history.  Rev. Fischer has served parishes in the Diocese of Washington (St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, DC) and the Diocese of Maryland (St. James Episcopal Church at Lafayette Square, Baltimore).  A recipient of numerous awards and citations, Rev. Fischer was proudly inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. International College of Ministers and Laity at Morehouse College in April 2012.