Charles Allers

College of Biblical Studies
Lead Faculty

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Allers has served as a faculty member at Calvary Chapel University since 2015. He also serves part time as an associate pastor at The San Diego Branch Church in San Diego, California. Prior to The Branch, he was on the pastoral staff at Horizon Christian Fellowship for 22 years, serving as the pastor at one of Horizon’s satellite churches in San Diego, and also as the principal of Horizon High School from 2002-2003 (400 students, 75 staff/faculty).

His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1983; a Master of Divinity degree from Azusa Pacific University in 1994; a Doctorate of Ministry from Azusa in 1999; and a PhD in Islamic Studies from The University of Wales Trinity Saint David in 2011. His PhD dissertation was published in 2013 (Peter Lang Publishers) and is entitled The Evolution of a Muslim Democrat: The Life of Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim.

Chuck has been a volunteer chaplain with the American Red Cross (ARC) in the Spiritual Care Assistance Office since 1999 and, since 2008, has been a volunteer chaplain for the federal government’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) for San Diego County. He also completed the Basic Course for Critical Incident Stress Management through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) in 1999.

Chuck has also served as a Professor of Ministry and Religion and Director of the Master of Divinity Program at Veritas Evangelical Seminary (Murrieta, CA) and as an Adjunct Professor at Azusa Pacific University’s Graduate School of Theology. He and his wife, Greta, live in San Diego, California.

Allers, Charles. Anwar Ibrahim: Evolution of a Muslim Democrat (Singapore: Monsoon Books, 2013).

_____. Anwar Ibrahim: Penampilan Demokrat Muslim (Selangor, Malaysia: Institut Darul Ehsan, 2017).

_____. “Anwar Ibrahim’s Long Road to Power,” New Lines Magazine, 01 December 2022 (, accessed 26 September 2023).

_____. “Anwar and Maqasid: Forging a Muslim Democracy.” In Sharia Dynamics: Islamic Law and Sociopolitical Processes,” edited by Daniels, Timothy F. (editor), 278-302. Hempstead, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017.