Nathan Tubbs

Cornerstone Church at Bay Ridge, New York
Lead Church Planter, Military Chaplaincy
Brooklyn New York
Cornerstone Church at Bay Ridge
May 6

About My Family

I met my wife, Lesley, while attending Auburn University, and some of our earliest conversations were on the topic of missions. We have been married for 13 years and have three children: Sophia, Caleb and Margaret. We moved to Brooklyn in 2008 after I finished my degree at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Having a background in marine biology, I secured a job teaching science in the New York City Department of Education, a position I hold to this day. In addition to my covocational role as pastor and teacher, I have also served as a chaplain in the United States Air Force Reserve since 2017. 

About My Church Plant

Cornerstone Church is located in Bay Ridge, a diverse neighborhood in the southwestern part of Brooklyn that is home to the historic U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton. Although Bay Ridge contains 70,000 residents, there are few evangelical churches ministering in the community. Cornerstone launched in 2011, and in seven years of ministry, our church has served the people of Bay Ridge, seen lives changed, planted a daughter church in a neighboring community, and has partnered with missionaries to make disciples and plant churches internationally. In everything, the people of Cornerstone Church seek to give glory to God by being disciples and disciple makers.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at

Support Nathan Tubbs

This contribution is made with the understanding that The North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Inc. has complete discretion and control over the use of the donated funds.


For Cornerstone Church to continue to reach the lost, develop leaders and send out missionaries. For Cornerstone Church to minister to military members in our community. For our family to model a missions lifestyle to our church and community. For Nathan as he balances covocational ministry and chaplaincy. For Lesley as she daily battles the effects of chronic myelogenous leukemia and lupus.


Please contact us if God is leading you to do any of the following: –Join our prayer team. –Serve on a short-term missions trip. –Serve as a summer or semester missionary. –Move to Brooklyn and join our team as we seek to plant more churches.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
Fund ID: 009962-Tubbs,Nathan