LAKELAND, Fla.—Cornerstone Baptist Church is rejoicing in God’s provision of its new pastor. Larry Lindow accepted the church’s call as pastor and assumed responsibilities Jan. 1. An installation service took place Feb. 21.
Lindow grew up in rural Illinois about one hour from St. Louis. He trusted Christ as Savior at age 8 during Vacation Bible School, then the following summer gave his life to the Lord to serve however He led.
Lindow graduated from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College and earned a masters in Biblical counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. He was previously a junior high and high school science, math, and Bible teacher for five years; pastor of First Baptist Church, Littleton, Illinois, for 10 years; and youth pastor at Germantown Hills Baptist Church, Metamora, Illinois, for five years. He was also assistant director of Camp Manitoumi in Illinois for five years, where he met his wife, Lisa, who was on the camp staff.
Interim pastor John Norris, now know as “Just John,” was the master of ceremonies for the installation service. Several pastors of GARBC churches in central Florida attended, as well as Lindow’s uncle, Ken Lindow. Ken, a former pastor in Florida and Pennsylvania, gave the charge to the new pastor.
At Cornerstone, Lindow says he is “eager to proclaim the truth of God’s Word and to assist others in learning to do the same.”