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 attending 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 since July 2012, has three beautiful children and a desire to preach "Christ and Him crucified". He is known for preaching expository sermons, book by book, verse by verse, walking people through the grammatical and cultural background of the text to help them 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.