In October of 2014, Pastor Jeffrey Bateman and his family moved to Scarborough so that he might assume the role as our Senior Pastor. Before coming to Cornerstone, Pastor Bateman had the privilege of serving as an Assistant Pastor in Pennsylvania and as a Senior Pastor in Vermont and in Newfoundland, Canada. Pastor and Amy have been married for 23 years and have been blessed with 5 children.
Pastor Bateman was born and raised just a few miles south of Philadelphia, PA. He counts it a great blessing to have grown up in a Christian home surrounded not only by parents who knew the Lord, but also grandparents and great grandparents. He was saved as a young child and had the opportunity to receive a quality Christian education. In light of these privileges, Pastor Bateman has a burden for the next generation with the desire to see them know, love, and serve their great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Amy is a native of New England having lived most of her life in Concord, NH. Amy’s conversion to Christ came later in life. She made a profession of faith as a child, but while in her sophomore year of college, Amy came to the realization that she had not yet been truly born again. Jeff and Amy met at Bob Jones University in 1995 and were married in June of 1997. Amy’s great passion is for her family. She has invested her life in bringing up her children in the ways of the Lord. She is a gifted teacher of both children and our ladies.
When Pastor Bateman came to Cornerstone in 2014, he brought with him a three pronged approach to ministry that has become know as our church’s Aspirations. Pastor Bateman is passionate in his proclamation of God’s Word. It is his desire that each one who is associated with our ministry would Grow in Grace (2 Peter 3:18) while at the same time being firmly Grounded in the Truth (Colossians 2:7) in order that we might Go out in Love (Matthew 28:19-20) to a world that is enshrouded in the darkness of deception. This passion comes from his life verse, Philippians 3:10, which defines his life’s pursuit.
That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.