Brad Eckerley

Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Indiana
Lead Church Planter
Peru Indiana
Cornerstone Fellowship Church
October 11

About My Family

I am a husband to Natasha, and we have raised three boys: Jacob, Lucas (married to Alyssa) and Caleb (who is a junior in college and the youngest of the three). I am currently a site manager and customer service manager for Trialon Corporation, which is a commercial test house. Natasha is a sixth-grade teacher in the local public school system.

I have nearly 12 years of full-time, senior pastor experience, all in one church. During that 12 years, the church experienced significant growth in average morning worship attendance—from 70 to 210. I resigned in 2018 of my own accord. I hold degrees from Southern Seminary (Th.M., completed this fall) and Asbury Seminary (D.Min.).

About My Church Plant

Upon resigning from full-time ministry, my wife and I sought the Lord's leading with open hearts. Through a sequence of events, we were invited to consider planting a church with NAMB. Upon saying "yes," we had within a week two families who were not aware of our "yes" to NAMB, approach us about starting a church. We began the first Sunday in March 2020, met three weeks before being shut down because of the COVID pandemic, met online, re-started the last Sunday in May and are closing out 2020 with approximately 45 people in regular attendance.

I provide the church with a steady diet of expository preaching. I continually find ways to disciple the body. We started Sunday School in August, and we have a weekly, mid-week Bible study to provide encouragement.

I believe today's church needs much more Jesus and much less world.

NAMB Church Planting

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