Andy Langford has been the senior pastor at Central United Methodist Church in Concord, North Carolina since 2003.
Andy is a leading expert in worship, evangelism, and other ministries of The United Methodist Church. Born and raised in North Carolina, Andy was educated at Davidson College, Duke Divinity School, and Emory University. From 1985-1992, Andy was responsible for the worship, music, and preaching programs of The United Methodist Church. Having returned to the local church in 1992, Andy is now involved in reaching out to new generations with the Gospel. He continues to serve on a variety of major councils, task forces, and committees for The United Methodist Church.
Andy is 59; born in Charlotte, North Carolina; raised in Durham, North Carolina; late father (Tom) was a Methodist systematic theologian at Duke University; mother (Ann Marie) lives in Durham and Lake Junaluska; married to The Reverend Sally Overby Langford (from Gainesville, Georgia; currently Salisbury District Superintendent); two children: Ann Langford Duncan and Sarah Overby Langford. One cat: Nellie. Hobbies: cooking, running/walking, reading, writing, gardening, and golf.
Andy has led workshops around the world and preached from Westminster Abby in London to small native congregations in Panama to the Upper Room Chapel in Nashville to Duke Chapel in Durham, and throughout the United States and in Israel, England, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico, Panama, and Guatemala. He has designed and led worship for the General Conference of The United Methodist Church, the National Council of Churches, and the World Methodist Council. He has been on a number of mission teams in the United States and in Panama, Costa Rica, and Guatemala, and has traveled to over 30 countries around the world.