About Uncle Charlie
Plays acoustic guitar, sings lead vocals and background vocals, and does crazy imitations and stupid voices!
Currently resides in Tampa, FL
Youth Minister since 1976; Worship Leader since 1997
Founder of Upward Bound Ministries
Attends Van Dyke Church, Tampa, FL
Full Name: Charles Allen Bancroft
(My mom would call me by all 3 names at one time when I was in big trouble! )
Spanish Name: "El Guapo Pele' Blanco"......... (means good looking white haired dude!)
Family: Tammy Lynn ( wife of 35 years ),
Andrew ( age 31 ), and Matthew ( age 30 ).
Birthday: July 17, every year ( send money! )
Home Town: El Paso, TX
Education: Graduated from UCLA ( University of Cameron, Lawton Area ) : Major: BSU (Baptist Student Union), Minor: Ping Pong (not really! My real major was P.E. with a double minor in Math and Law Enforcement)
Stuff I Like:
Oklahoma Sooners, lights, eagles, all sports, (especially golf, high school/collegiate wrestling and MMA), chocolate chip cookies with pecans, gummy bears (not just any gummy bears...Haribo Gummy Bears!), fishing, snow skiing, jet skiing, playing the guitar, winning at whatever game I play, The Crocodile Hunter, playing golf with my son, puppies.
Stuff I Don't Like, Period!
Losing, onions, snakes, liver, shots, needles, being sick, supreme pizza, waking up in the mornings, a dog that barks all night, waiting in line at Walmart, slow computers, kidney stones, cats with attitudes, Florida drivers, and that stupid "Titanic" song!
Favorite Sports Teams:
Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks, Tampa Bay Bucs, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers
Rice-a-roni, home made chocolate chip cookies (with pecans), stir-fry, lemon pepper chicken, pumpkin spice flavored or citrus flavored frappaccinos from Starbucks
Blind Side, The Avengers, Hunger Games, Cinderella Man, Iron Man, Princess Bride, Jason Bourne Movies, Pirates of the Carribean, The Last Samurai, Shrek, Mr. Deeds, Gladiator, Troy, Million Dollar Baby, Nacho Libre'
Favorite TV Shows:
The Weather Channel, Sports Center on ESPN
Favorite Cartoon Characters:
FogHorn LegHorn, Taz, Speedy Gonzalez, Marvin the Martian, Brak on Spaceghost, Donkey on Shrek
Favorite Christian Singers:
(male): The late Rich Mullins, The late Keith Green, Coffee Anderson, Steven Curtis Chapman, Lincoln Brewster, Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, Tommy Walker, Josh Wilson, Jason Gray
(female): Britt Nicole, Jamie Grace, Kari Jobe, Francesca Battistelli
Favorite Christian groups:
Stellar Kart, Rend Collective, NeedtoBreathe, Group 1 Crew, FFH, Avalon, Relient K
"We Are" by Kari Jobe, "My LightHouse" by Rend Collective, "I Believe" by The Newsboys, "I Will Follow" by Chris Tomlin, "You Are All I'm After" by Coffee Anderson, "You Never Let Go" by Matt Redman, "Hangin On" & "Walk on Water" by Britt Nicole, "I Have a Hope" by Tommy Walker, "Our God" by Chris Tomlin & Matt Redman, "No Other Name" by Todd Fields
Favorite Bible character besides Jesus:
Daniel - he's the man!
Favorite Bible Verses:
2 Chronicles 16:9 - "For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth, that He may strongly support those whose hearts are completely His."
Psalm 37:4 - "Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart."
Favorite Books :
Bible first and foremost! Jesus Calling, Prayer of Jabez, Life that God Rewards, The Dream Giver, (all three by Bruce Wilkinson), Purpose Driven Life, (by Rick Warren), David (by Chuck Swindoll), Joseph (by Chuck Swindoll), Wild Goose Chase (by Mark Batterson), It's Your Time (by Joel Osteen), Halftime (by Bob Buford), Learning to Soar (by Avery and Matt Willis)
Persons I admire:
My wife Tammy, my Mom and late Step Dad, my late Dad, Billy Graham, Tony Dungy, the late Tom Landry (former coach of the Dallas Cowboys), the late Ronald Reagan, Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy, Tim Tebow
Little Known Facts About Uncle Charlie:
I still can't read music, I once pinned myself in a high school wrestling match, my Mom looks and acts like Lucille Ball, I eat my pancakes dry, (no syrup, no butter... nothin'), I shoot in the 70's in golf (if it's any warmer or any colder outside, I won't shoot at all!), corn dogs with mustard make me cough, I can dunk a basketball (on a 5 foot goal), I once hooked my best friend in the mouth while fishing, I watch the Weather Channel, I occasionally run into glass doors, I'm shorter than I look! (Oh, and by the way, I'm a miracle to be alive! - Click on "UC's Miracle Testimony" page below.)