H.B. Charles, Jr. was born on February 11, 1973, in Los Angeles, California to Dr. H.B. and Ellen L. Charles, Sr. He made a personal profession of faith in Christ as Savior and Lord, and was baptized, at the age of six. At the age of eleven, H.B. began his public ministry at the Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, under the watchful eyes of his father and the other pastoral leaders of the congregation.Many and diverse speaking opportunities, both within and beyond Mount Sinai, helped H.B. to rapidly and progressively develop in preaching and teaching. Likewise, these years of assisting his father and ministering to his fellow young people trained H.B. in fundamental aspects of spiritual leadership.