Charles is Becky’s husband of more than 35 years. He is currently serving as the Secretary-Treasurer for Signs for Hope. Missions have been a focus in the Lloyd family for several generations. In early 1981, that influence led Charles to accept the request of a veterinary missionary’s plea to come to South Africa where he was training students to care for their countries’ livestock. In December of 1981 through January of 1982, when Charles was still a veterinarian student at the University of Tennessee he was granted an 8 week externship to work alongside this same veterinary missionary in South Africa. Becky was able to join him on this adventure. In 1984, Charles joined his oldest brother on another short-term medical mission trip to Uganda.
In those early years Charles and Becky talked often about the possibility that God might call them into full-time mission work, little did they know what God already had planned, but many years down the road. Charles has traveled twice with Becky to Liberia, West Africa in 2011 and 2013. He also joins Becky as often as he can at the annual orphan care events held by Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) and the Empowered to Connect (ETC) conferences, which provides vital parental training for adoptive parents.
Charles enjoys sports, especially football and soccer, and scuba diving.