We want to tell anyone who will listen that there is life eternal, that a relationship with God is real and important. We long to let everyone know that there is no sin too great God can’t forgive. No matter what you’ve done, no matter what kind of life you’ve lived, God loves everyone. God forgives all sin, and the best part God cast all our sins into the sea of forgetfulness, never to be remembered again.
Once God forgives you, once you’ve been saved by the Blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ), you are a new creature in Christ.” Chuck Hartman, whose grandmother claims he could sing before he could talk, began preaching from atop his sliding-board at the age of three. Maybe that’s why over thirty years later Chuck is an ordained minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; of course, Chuck, has always had a heart for ministry, and has always felt the call of God on his life. For the past twenty years Chuck has worked with puppets, music and the arts as a way to communicate Gods’ love to children and adults alike. After College Chuck worked as a graphic artist; the agency that employed him, gave him the ability to creating graphics for such corporations as Coke-A-Cola Japan, AMF and Brunswick Bowling to name a few. But after a few years, Chuck found himself returning to College to pursue a ministry degree. Chuck has worked with adult day care—caring for seniors whose families needed a break.
He then transitioned from care-taker to social worker with Alamance County Meals On Wheels. From there He served as senior pastor of HartFelt Community Church. Chuck’s desire to teach people the truths of God’s Word, he felt the leading of the Lord to begin a weekly radio program, which can now be heard worldwide (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=301378038). In 2008 Chuck accepted the directorship at Grace Haven Academy—a Christian boarding school for at-risk teens.
(http://www.gracehavenministries.org) Chuck has deep ties to Southern Gospel Music. For two years he sang with the Kingsway Quartet of Burlington, North Carolina. Before that Chuck sang locally as a soloist. When he was still in his mothers’ womb she would place headphones on her belly and play Rambo’s records.
Hearing the songs of Dottie Rambo at that age, Chuck could not help but grow up to love, write and sing Southern Gospel music. Chuck was in his late 20’s when he met and married Sonya Pressley, the love of his life. Together, they make up Hart’s Cry—traveling, singing, preaching, praising God and telling His Good News. Sonya Pressley Hartman has been singing since she was a little girl. Her mother says that she sang her first solo in church at eighteen months. She was raised with a strong Christian background.
As she grew older, her love for the Lord and His people grew stronger. When she was in her late teens and early twenties she taught Sunday school and took classes at a local Bible College. She has written Christian plays and enjoys directing and acting in them. Though she enjoys writing and acting her first love is singing. Sonya also, has a teachers heart. Sonya has spoke at several Gospel seminars for women; and has authored several publications for women of the church, and for women to come to the saving knowledge of Christ.
Sonya has also served as a youth leader and pre-school teacher. Sonya also serves at Grace Haven Academy with Chuck. Not only does she share in the responsibilities of director, she is also school facilitator. When she was twenty-six she began full time ministry with the evangelist team and music ministry of Crystal River out of Elon, North Carolina. With Crystal River she shared a strong message and testimony for teens and single adults through song and spoken word across America.
In 2000 Sonya met and fell in love with Chuck, her prince. Together, they started Hart’s Cry in 2001. By the beginning of 2002 they were married and traveling, singing, praising God and telling His Good News. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..