Charles Vanderslice

Charles Davis Vanderslice, longtime Baptist pastor and denominational worker, died April 27, 2022. He was 93. He was born in Alabama to Thomas and Ollie Vanderslice. Charles graduated from Southern Methodist University and earned a Master of Religious Education degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and Dorcille Jones married in 1956. That same year, he founded Richardson Heights Baptist Church, now The Heights Church, where they served together 18 years. Later, he worked for Dallas Baptist University, the Stewardship Commission and Guidestone Financial Resources. He also was an interim pastor for more than 25 churches. He is survived by Dorcille, his wife of 66 years; son David and his wife Carol; daughter Denise Schramm and her husband Tim; son Doug and his wife Angela; son Don; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.