I am glad that you have visited our website today and are taking the time to find out what Cornerstone Baptist Church is all about. I am extremely excited about what God is doing here in the greater Manchester, New Hampshire area! It is a great privilege to pastor a church that is standing on the truths of God’s Word and helping others find new life in Jesus Christ.
For the first twenty-seven years of my life I was a religious person. I grew up going to church, saying prayers, and learning about Jesus. I was taught to do my best to be good, and hopefully one day I would go to heaven, (nobody could really know for sure!) After graduating from college, I began the pursuit of the American dream. I had a wife and my firstborn son, a new car and house, and was well on my way to being successful. You would think that I would be one of the happiest people on earth, yet I was miserable and empty inside. There is a place in the heart of man that only God can fill. I was trying to fill it with everything but God.
It was then that God sent an old friend from high school by who was a Christian. He challenged me by telling me that the Lord was missing in my life. I did not fully understand what he meant at the time, but that one comment got me thinking about where I was really at with God. I saw in him a happy attitude I wish I could have. I accepted an invitation to visit a church service he was going to.
As I walked into the service, people all around were singing happily as if they were glad to be there. Then the preacher got up, opened the Bible, and began to tell of God’s wonderful love. He preached how every man and woman lives apart from God because they sin. I really began to see that I was not living my life for God, but I was living selfishly for myself, and, if convenient, I would let Him be a part of it once in a while. My heart was breaking inside. The preacher did not stop there, but began to tell of God’s forgiveness. He sent His only son to die on the cross for my sins. If I would believe and trust God with my soul, He would forgive me and give me eternal life. I had never heard such wonderful news in all my life. It was not what I could do for God that would make me right with Him, but believing what He did for me would make me right with Him.
I made a decision that morning to put my faith in Jesus and what He did on the cross for me. Ever since I made that decision, I have had a peace and joy in my heart that no one in the world could have put there but Jesus. The Bible tells us that when we accept Christ we are adopted into the family of God. That day I let go of religion and began a relationship with my heavenly Father.
This wonderful, life-changing message of God’s love is the same message Cornerstone Baptist Church is bringing to Manchester, and indeed the whole world, today! The truth of God’s Word, the Bible, can be found throughout the pages of this website and at every service of our church. If you are missing God in your life, we would count it a great privilege to bring you to Him. If you already know Him, we invite you to join us in making Him known!
May the Lord richly bless you as you seek to know Him in a greater way. If I can be a blessing to you in any way, go to the contact us page. I look forward to hearing from you!