Jim Cochran

Administrative Pastor

Tell us a little about your family…
My wife, Wanda, and I have lived in Port Charlotte for 19 years. We have been in ministry since 1986, serving in The Wesleyan Church. We both grew up in Michigan and got married there too. I was the Senior Pastor for seventeen years in Radford, VA, where we raised our two daughters, who gave us seven beautiful grandchildren. 2003 to 2022, we served as associate pastors in the Peace River Wesleyan Church.

Tell us a little about you…
I was born in Michigan. I graduated college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary. I also earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Wytheville Community College. And I love the outdoors!

Favorite Bible verse?
“If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7

How long have you worked in ministry?
I started ministry in my home church as Sunday School Superintendent in 1980; after seminary, I began pastoral ministry in 1986 and have served in the church since then.

How long have you been a part of this church?
Since April of 2022, and began my job as Administrative Pastor on May 1st, 2022.

Contact Info

Port Charlotte Global Methodist Church
21075 Quesada Avenue
Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Phone: (941) 625-4356
Email: info@portcharlottechurch.com

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Port Charlotte Christian Academy
Phone: (941) 625-7993
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Email: preschool@portcharlottechurch.com