In 2015 Matthew and his wife felt the Lord calling their family to the ministry. After leaving his former job as an aircraft mechanic, he came to Pennsylvania and began to attend Lancaster Bible College to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and a minor in Pastoral ministries. He served as the Director of Senior High Ministries at Community Bible Church in Marietta, Pa and became the Senior Pastor at Cornerstone Bible Church on Oct 2nd, 2017.
Matthew has been married to his wife Kylee for over 5 years, has three beautiful children, and has a desire to preach "Christ and Him crucified". He is known for preaching expository sermons verse by verse, walking people through the grammatical and cultural background of the text, and helping them to better understand every verse in Scripture.
Pastor Emeritus Larry Carpenter was the founding pastor of Cornerstone Bible Church. He and his wife Marian started this church by holding meetings in the basement of their home. With his hard work and dedication to furthering the kingdom of God, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, Cornerstone developed into what it is today. Retiring from head pastor in 2017, Larry will continue to serve the Lord through Pulpit Help Ministries. May God continue to extend His grace towards Larry and Marian as they seek to serve Christ in the years to come.