CHUCK ALLES (ELDER)
WHO ARE THE SPECIAL PEOPLE/PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
The special people in my life are my wife of almost 44 years, Jayne, my son Chad and his fiancee Brissen, my daughters Christen and Lauren and their husbands Tony and Brad and my 11 grandchildren: CJ, Gabe, Logan, Ava, Christian, Cole, Piper, Dean, Olive, Makayla and Eden.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT SERVING AT GRACE CHURCH?
I love to see people, particularly young people, get excited about knowing Christ and developing a deeper relationship with Him.
WHAT ARE THE TOP 3 SONGS ON YOUR iPOD/MUSIC PLAYER?
My top songs are: "Chances Are" by Johnny Mathis because I've made that my song for my wife, Jayne and anything by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
WHAT IS SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Most people do not know that I was the organist for a radio program for a few years when I was in high school. I was also a panelist on a radio program called "Talk with Teens" while I was in high school.
WHAT ARE YOU READING RIGHT NOW?
I am reading Center Church by Timothy Keller for Armin and Agents of Babylon by David Jeremiah with my wife, Jayne.
WHAT PLACE WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT BEFORE THE END...AND WHY?
My ultimate trip would be to drive from NJ to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska and put my feet in the Arctic Ocean. I like to go to unusual places of which most people have never heard or thought about visiting.
BEST MEAL EVER:
My favorite meal is the smorgasboard at Boma's Restaurant at the Animal Kingdom Lodge at Disney World.
BEST DRINK EVER:
I love every diet coke flavor from the free-style machines: diet coke with Raspberry, Lime, Orange and Vanilla.
WHAT IS GOD TEACHING YOU LATELY?
God is teaching me to give my cares over to Him and to leave them with Him
WHAT EXCITES YOU AND GETS YOU DANCING?
I am excited when I see my grandchildren (and others) coming to know the Lord and growing in their love for Him.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE AND WHY?
Although my favorite era of films are black and white "B" movies from the 30's and 40's (my grandkids call them gray movies: Abbot and Costello, Charlie Chan, Sherlock Holmes), my favorite movie is one from 1982 called "Chariots of Fire". I find it challenging because it is a true story about one man, Eric Liddell, who had a worldview that was based on what the Bible said. He would not compromise his actions if they would violate God's commands in His Word, not even for an Olympic medal.