"After reading Treasures in Darkness, a mother emailed Sharon to relay her own story of personal loss and grief. Sharon sent her the Loss of a Loved One CD. The mother wrote us to say, “Thank you for the gift….It really is so meaningful to be able to talk to someone or to read about someone’s feeling who truly understands the grief and heartache a parent feels."Read More
"Hi Sharon, I just finished reading your book and wanted to let you know that it helped me. I am 9 months into my grief journey. My precious 24-year old son went home to be with the Lord in February. I gleaned several precious gems of perspective from your book. A big one is that my son, Kyle, is not being left behind, but he has gone on ahead. Thank you for writing the book."Read More
"I have watched this [Ask Dr. Betters] video [Why does God allow suffering?] several times when I am anxious and it always helps me. Thank you so much for sharing your story."Read More
"I listen to Pastor Betters on Pilgrim Radio. He's one of my favorite pastors to listen to on that radio station...it's truly been a blessing to listen to him with all that I'm going through. So I just wanted to tell him thank you"Read More
"I drive over 30 miles to work in the morning. I can’t imagine not hearing your “meat and potatoes” preaching on my drive. Thanks so much."Read More
"We're very pleased to be airing his sermons over the Pilgrim Radio Network - they've ministered to so many through the years. Incidentally, just yesterday I shared your resource "When M.S. is Your Constant Companion" with a part time staff member here who's had M.S. for 20 years. He was very encouraged to hear it."
“Thank you for the CD on Alcoholism. We listened to it several times and have passed it on to another family."Read More
"Brother, with every episode [of Ask Dr. Betters], you have managed to interpret scripture like I haven't been able to since 1986. It's been a long, hard fight. With this, you have brought me to joyful tears. Thank you. God bless always."Read More
"I came across your radio version of "In His Grip" about four months ago, completely by chance, on 95.3 FM on my way into work...I want to let you know how much I feel that I have learned from this series and how comforting, inspiring, and motivating your sermons are...During my four or so months as a listener, I have heard you preach on a great variety of topics such as marriage, general respect or lack thereof in this modern world, how the world is changing, getting through painful times in your life (such as your early courtship with Sharon and the death of your son, Mark). I agree with and enjoy learning from your words and conservative approach to preaching....I thank you for your ministry "In His Grip" and I will continue to be a huge fan, of another faith, in South Jersey."Read More
"I prayed for the Lord to lead me to material for my new mentoree. Yesterday, I learned of her husband's adulterous relationships. I've been surfing the web for resources for her. I see many that sound good, but then I'd see that they weren't, so on I'd move on. Then, boom! I'm faced with the introductory message that Sharon wrote 5 years ago and this wonderful broadcast. What a blessing this will be for my sister in Christ. Thank you so much for your continuum of open transparency."Read More
"Hi, Pastor Betters. It's your long distance son, Kerry from Chicago. Just wanted to both thank you and encourage you for, once again, preaching...There have been many tears shed in my life since that time, but those sermons and your Romans 9 teachings have kept me in a ways only God can explain. I am categorically comforted in my trials every time I think about those scriptures. It is impossible for me to miss God's timing or his destiny for my life....I am in tears as I write this email, because I feel like you've been God's angel sent to me for these past long and weary 4 years. And you will continue to be my angel and top go to preacher until I meet my divine destiny. I love you....Your preaching gift and delivery style has impacted my life, and you are one of those people who helped make a radical change in my spiritual walk and theological thought-base. Now and for years to come, when people ask me, "When did God really give you an understanding of who he is character-wise, and experientially?”, I'll say without hesitation "When he introduced me to Dr. Chuck Betters of MARKINC. I'll remember you until I'm 100 years old, God willing I live that long. Take care"Read More
“I received your CD today. Thank you! It was a wonderful treasure for me. For the first time, I feel like there is someone who truly relates to what I am feeling. I cannot tell you how very much I appreciated you and your husband’s utter honesty. Since the loss of my daughter, I have experienced so many different emotions….I have realized that it’s through our honesty that God receives glory. God is using your ministry in a mighty way. I know that you would rather have your child back however, I hope it brings some sort of consolation to you to see how the Lord is bringing forth beauty from ash. I pray that in time, He will do the same with my loss."Read More
“A few days ago I received the CD on Alcoholism with the interview with Steve and Tracy. I had it on the desk and today I finally got up the courage to listen to it. I am married and my husband suffers with alcoholism and I can relate to Tracy on many aspects. Our children have issues that stem from his problem but I believe God is going to deliver all of us from this. Would you please pray for all of us, that God’s will be done in our home and lives. May the Lord bless your ministry. Thank you”Read More
"Strong, unwaivering, biblical teaching. We love Dr. Betters style of preaching. Stay on WVCH! Thank you!"Read More
"I was listening today to an interview with Dr. Betters and his wife about losing a loved one and the different "firsts" that await the one left. My husband died suddenly but not unexpectedly on Nov. 5th. He was 75 yo and I am 62. We were happily married for 30 years and do not have children but a wonderful church family and dear friends. This will not only be my first Christmas without him but it was also his birthday followed the day after by my birthday. Our Heavenly Father is good and only does good and He is greatly sustaining me during this time. I found the interview very helpful and would like to listen to it again!"Read More
I’ve been listening to you on the radio (AM 740 WVCH) for three years, and our family has visited your church.
I’ve heard you mention several times about the death of your son, how it affected your life and ministry. I could never truly relate to how you felt, until now. My 19 year old son took his life on Monday, 27 Feb. He was diagnosed with mild schizophrenia brought on by an excess production of dopamine and refused treatment/medicine. He was saved and baptized 6 years ago and we believe he is now with the Lord in heaven. It was easy for us to say, “Yes Lord,” during the good times. Now, during the bad times we are learning what it really means to trust in the Lord."Read More
I recently lost my beloved husband of 44 ½ years. He was my soul mate, my true love, the man I have always loved and will continue loving into eternity. In His Grip is a lifeline for me. Some days I am on my knees, thanking God for the faithful preaching that is helping me trust Him again.Read More
"I am again prompted to tell you how very much I enjoyed the several sermons based upon the teachings out of the book of II Kings. This is truly meat for a hungry spirit. I have so longed for deeper messages, and I prayed earnestly for God to show me the "bigger picture" of the scriptures. He led me to hear His sermons through your teachings, and I give Him honor and glory for doing so. I also thank you for committing your life to carrying and delivering His message, and for seeking Him unapologetically. God has used you to light a fire under me, and I thank Him for the pain"
"Sharon, excellent job today [at the women's conference]! You are truly a gifted teacher. I know I was not your intended audience (being a man) but as one who has lost two brothers in their 30s (both to drug overdoses) I have to tell you... losing a limb is preferable to losing a family member. I will pray for the success of your ministry."Read More
"I recently started listening to your broadcast on WVCH. Today 7/25 I was very touched by your transparency in describing your experience in dealing with the loss of your son and difficulties of the pastor you counselled. I value a man who opens himself in the sharing of his personal experience with God."Read More