Charles "Peanut" Gilchrist is a Christian, family man, Vietnam Veteran, a member and vice commander of the Glencoe VFW Post 10408, currently serves as Mayor of the City of Glencoe and volunteers for the Senior Citizens Meal Program. Charles is a member of Gadsden Christian Fellowship where he works with Celebrate Recovery.
Charles is a family man with Christian values and is a member of GCF. He and his wife Kay have 4 children along with 12 grandchildren.
Charles was born and raised in Glencoe and graduated in 1965 from Glencoe High School and went to work at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (20 years). He served his country in 1968-1969 in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Selection 2009 as Patriot of the year - inducted into the Patriots Hall of Honor.
Charles is a Certified Municipal Official Emeritus presented by the Alabama League of Municipilaties.