StoryCorps: Chuck Roberts

Audio version of this story here.

Most people who know Chuck Roberts know him as a Presbyterian pastor. But in 1978, he was a college kid spending his summers as a dump-truck driver for the Arkansas Highway Department.

At StoryCorps Atlanta, he told his daughter Anne about the moment at that job that confirmed his call to ministry. 

Three years to the day after the accident, Chuck became a ministerial candidate. Today, he is a pastor at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. He never tried loading that much asphalt again—and says he doubts anyone else in the department did, either.

StoryCorps Atlanta comes to you in partnership with the Atlanta History Center.