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FLEX Member Highlight: Charlie Cotherman

Congratulations to Charlie on the official release of his first solo-authored book on April 28th!

To Think Christianly provides compelling and comprehensive history in which Charlie traces the stories of notable study centers and networks, as well as their influence on a generation that would reshape twentieth-century Christianity.

This was a project that Charlie has been working on for more than six years and it’s available on Amazon, as well as many independent book sellers. Learn more at

Charlie is a church-planter and pastor at Oil City Vineyard Church in Oil City, along with his wife Aimee. He was the FLEX Young Professional of the Year in 2018.

This article was published in the Future Leaders & Entrepreneurs Exchange’s (FLEX) May 2020 edition of the FLEX Your Ideas (FYI) Newsletter.

Sent to Flourish – Local Pastor Contributes to Book

Charlie Cotherman, pastor of Oil City Vineyard Church, served as co-editor of the recently released book Sent to Flourish: A Guide to Planting and Multiplying Churches. The book, published by InterVarsity Press, a prominent Christian Press, is a unique guide to lead current and prospective church planters as they seek to cultivate healthy and growing church communities.

Charlie, recognized as the Chamber’s Young Professional of the Year in 2018, speaks of the value of belonging to the Chamber’s network: “The Chamber connects you to people who want to be connected across different spheres; the connection symbolically shows an investment in the community.”

When starting to plant Oil City Vineyard in 2016, Charlie immediately got involved in the Chamber and the community. Church planting, as he described, is more than just starting a church, it’s creating a “mini movement,” and is an “entrepreneurial approach” to church growing.

Charlie describes the three dimensions of his calling as husband/father, pastor, and scholar/teacher. He is excited to share that his own book, titled To Think Christianly, is expected to be released this spring. Learn more about Sent to Flourish at and keep an eye out for information on his next book.

This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s November 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.