Charles Life Motto
Lover | Inventor | Doer | Finisher
Charles wants to be known as someone who loves people. He wants to be known as someone who conceives new ideas. He wants to be known as a doer, someone who takes the lead to do what needs to get done. Finally, he wants to be known as someone who finishes and completes what he starts.
Learn More About Charles from his archived website
Gramazin.com (gra May zin, a play on "amazing grace") is the web headquarters for the ministries God has put on the heart of Charles Wagner of Gloucester, Massachusetts. The native of Delaware County, PA, and a long-time resident of Chester County, PA, is grateful for the spiritual awakening gifted to him by Jesus Christ.
Though he grew up in the evangelical community, attending a Christian school and college, it took fourteen years in the wilderness, experiencing various hardships, for Charles to wake up to the depths of God's love for him. With this new awareness, Charles developed a ravenous appetite for the Word of God, studying the Bible from cover to cover three to four years in a row.
The joyful husband of Karen, father of Chad and Stephanie, father-in-law of Matt, stepfather of Meredith and Kirsten, and grandfather of Ava, was given a heart for ministry. He led his son on a six state journey serving in various charities that received coverage in the print and television media. He has preached in worship service to prisoners in the largest prison in Philadelphia, PA. He served for 18 months as a volunteer in a juvenile detention facility in Massachusetts. He led a small group Bible study each week, attended by other couples from his church. He currently disciples younger believers, is teaching an adult Sunday school class in the Fall of 2022, and mentors the pastor, and his ministry team, of a church in BangladeshCharles usually meets online with this couple each week. They have three children. Charles chats and prays with them. The pastor speaks and understands English. His wife has the most delightful smile 24/7. She understands but cannot speak English. Every few weeks Charles meets with the entire team, using a translater to teach from the Word of God. on the border of India. Charles loves to write books and to program web solutions that build the Kingdom of God. Hence, gramazin.com is now the home of his books, Take Every Thought to Prayer, Volume 1- Prayers to Love God, Take Every Thought to Prayer, Volume 2- Prayers to Love Your Neighbor, and Take Every Passage to Prayer, Volume 2 - The Gospels, and the 72Stories ministry simulator. Charles anticipates the release of his fourth book, Take Every Passage to Prayer, Volume 3 - Acts to Revelation, around September of 2023. Beginning in January 2023, Charles led a multi-church testimony task force to encourage churches to share testimonies on their websites.
Charles and Karen are avid daily walkers. They also enjoy playing pickle ball. Charles enjoys riding his electric bike throughout Cape Ann, MassachusettsCredit for this drawing belongs to Norman Einstein who posted it on Wikipedia.. When he's not strumming to his favorite classic rock songs on his guitar and co-writing music with his guitar teacher and friend Peter, he enjoys learning German, Spanish, and Haitian Creole, the latter two languages proving useful to employees in his in-laws electroplating business Electroplating is the process of adding metals such as gold, silver, zinc, tin, and nickel to parts made of steel, copper, aluminum, and other metals. This is common practice in the aerospace industry to, among other benefits, protect parts from corrosion. where he is a business consultant. Charles counts it an honor to be a prayer warrior for those who reach out to him for prayer support. As Charles' publishes this site, he is mourning the fourth death of a family member within the last 15 months. This world needs the hope that Jesus Christ Really Does Change Lives. This is the mission of Gramazin.
Charles has published his testimony in detail in his book, Take Every Passage to Prayer. He shared his spiritual journey in the preface to Volume 2 - The Gospels and his career journey in the preface to Volume 3 - Acts to Revelation (target release on Gramazin by the end of 2022).
Spiritual Journey | Career Journey
My family was far from perfect. Trust me. As I shared in the preface to my book Take Every Passage to Prayer, Volume 2: The Gospels, I was hospitalized for suicidal ideation in April 2004. I was a broken man with baggage that I had carried from about the time the photo above was taken. With that being said, my parents did raise me in a Christian home. I was introduced to the Gospel of Jesus Christ before I was in elementary school. Though I did not truly walk with the Lord until my early 50s, I thank God for my God-fearing parents who held firm to the promises of the Word of God even if they did not perfectly model them. I do not doubt that the love I have for the Gospel today is deeply rooted in my parents committment to train me early in the way I should go so that, even when I am old, I would not depart from it. It is my joy to honor them by my commitment to the pursuit of excellence that I have poured into this website.
Gramazin has been put together by a broken and flawed man with very limited resources who makes mistakes. I can't possibly live up to your expectations of perfection. My publications and web application may not deliver value to you. Perhaps when you go to use it the website is down. Maybe my team will be slow to get back to you when you need help.
Yet, you should know that I've poured my love for Jesus Christ into this website. I have invested literally thousands of hours of uncompensated time into creating the Gramazin vision, writing over 1,200 pages across three books, and designing and coding the 72Stories web application, including the lives of 3,800 ficticious characters, motivated simply because I want the best for the church.
Therefore, I have strived for excellence in everything I've created. I have been motivated by love for the end user, determined that they will be so blessed by my work that they want to tell others about it.
Why should you become a member of Gramazin?
You won't encounter another website with more love for you and for Jesus Christ poured into it than this one.
Founder of Gramazin
Author of Take Every Passage to Prayer
Designer of 72Stories