Our Leadership 2016-11-09T14:58:31+00:00

Rev. Jeffrey J. Rushing

Senior Pastor

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phone: (704) 782-1423

Reverend Rushing is a native of Monroe, NC, the son of Jesse and Hazel Rushing. He is married to Janet Linker of Cabarrus County, NC. They have four children: Jessica Leigh, Carla Marie, Carrianne Brooke, and Jeffrey Blair. Jeffrey was licensed to preach in 1983. He is a graduate of Pfeiffer University, and Duke Divinity School. He was ordained as Deacon in the United Methodist Church in 1991, and an Elder in 1993. He has served Fountain Hill-Mt.Moriah Church in Albemarle District of the Western NC Conference, First Street United Methodist Church, Albemarle, and presently serves Westford UMC, Concord , NC. Jeff enjoys golf, softball, hunting, fishing, politics, and spectator sports.

Mr. David Cochran

Youth Pastor

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phone: (704) 782-1423

David Cochran is the proud husband of Jamie, and father of his son Cameron and daughter Caroline. David and Jamie are both natives of Locust, NC and Oakboro, NC where they met, graduated from West Stanly High School, became best friends.  They were married on May 3, 2008. On November 10, 2010 God blessed them with a healthy son despite all odds. David is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte with a degree in History and is currently entering his eighth year teaching Social Studies at Carolina Christian School in Locust. Jamie is a graduate of Cabarrus College of Health Sciences and is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Nurse Education. She currently is employed at CMC-Northeast where she has been a nurse in Mother/Baby for the past seven years.  Jamie is also a clinical instructor for Stanly Community College. He has previously served at his school as Athletic Director and his church as youth leader. David has a passion for ministering to young people, spending time with family, outdoor activities, and sports. David and Jamie are grateful for the opportunity God has given them to serve at Westford and look forward to ministering to the students and families of the church.

Ms. Mellie McClellan

Administrative Assistant

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phone: (704) 782-1423

Mellie has been with Westford since 2015

Mr. Ken Shook

Director of Chancel Choir

phone: 704-323-9907


Ken is the choir director at Westford UMC.

Ms. Gwyn Tobias

Organist/Choir Accompanist

phone: (704) 782-1423

Gwyn is the piano / organist at Westford UMC.