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61 Walnut Ridge Road
Charleroi, PA 15022
(724) 489-9014



Pastor’s Bio

The Rev. Charles Cochran took on the duties of senior pastor effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Pastor Charlie is implementing a vision, crafted in cooperation with First Christian’s lay leadership, of creating a spiritually nurturing and welcoming church home for all who may wish to join us, with an especial emphasis on younger families.

Cochran is a second-career minister, having served more than 20 years as a newspaper editor and reporter. He last practiced print journalism for the Savannah (Georgia) Morning News, where he was hired in May 1997 to open a bureau in Effingham County just outside Savannah. He held an assortment of newsroom roles over nine years with the newspaper.

Cochran is a 2007 graduate of Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, South Carolina. In July 2007, he was ordained as a minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

His background as a minister includes a stint as pastor of First Christian Church (DOC) of Augusta, Ga., and a year-long residency in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina.

He is married to Laurie Ash Cochran, who teaches special education. They live in Monongahela.