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Stanley was twice elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
He groomed his son, Andy, to be his heir apparent but a rift developed between the two. A portrait of Charles Stanley greets visitors to First Baptist Church Atlanta.
Stanley's divorce led to calls for his resignation, but Stanley refused to step down, saying he answered to a higher authority.
Alpharetta, Georgia (CNN) -- Andy Stanley walked into his pastor's office, filled with dread.
The church helped pioneer a new way of worshipping that used contemporary Christian music, stage lights, video skits and visual props during sermons. The church is Southern Baptist but its appeal transcends denominational and racial lines.
Churchgoers wait outside the entrance to First Baptist Church Atlanta on a recent Sunday morning. The children's area at Andy Stanley's North Point Community Church.
Stanley's books, which often center on self-help and leadership themes, are so popular that even some non-Christians purchase them for tips on leading organizations.
The congregation at First Baptist Church Atlanta is transfixed as they watch a video presentation of Charles Stanley's life.
As part of his desire to reach people who typically don't attend church, Andy Stanley tried to create a physical environment that did not look like a traditional church.
A technician at First Baptist Church Atlanta prepares to celebrate the 80th birthday of Charles Stanley, the church's senior pastor.