Hi, my name is Jake Liedkie. As the pastor/teacher of Cornerstone Bible Church I lead the ministry along with the men who had the initial burden for this work, and have labored to diligently to see it come to pass. Fundamentally, the health of the local church is dependent upon the maturity of its leaders (Heb 13:7).
With that said, here is a brief summary of my background and my heart for the church:
Early in life at the tender age of six I repented of my sin and submitted to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. At the time my conscience was weighed down by the burden of my guilt, and I trusted in the finished work of Christ alone for my standing before God. This young seedling of faith grew steadily throughout my teen years. I understood very little about biblical sanctification and as temptation came I struggled to battle sin rightly.
When I was 20 I was first introduced to expositional preaching, the doctrines of grace, and biblical sanctification. Its hard to describe the joy I experienced as I began to understand and appreciate my salvation more deeply. During this time I began wrestling more seriously with the potential that I might be called to full-time pastoral ministry.
Many events transpired over the next six years to solidify a decision to move to South Florida and begin seminary training at The Expositors Seminary. Most notable was the way that God profoundly impacted my life and marriage and parenting through faithful shepherds. We had tasted of biblical preaching, and biblical counseling, and longed to see another church in the Pacific Northwest that would continue to carry this mantle.
I have a passion to train men so that they are equipped to lead others in the grace of the Gospel. We do this through studying and praying together in a group context as well as individual discipleship. It is a thrill to take part in the cultivation of the next generation of leaders as the church has done for centuries (2 Tim 2:2).
The Lord uses ministry to often remind me that I am insufficient for this task. But I strive according to His grace within me, until Christ is formed in each member (Col 1:28).
In His grip, by His grace,