Our Pastor

About twenty years ago a group of Christians covenanted together to form Cornerstone Baptist Church of Calgary. Under the leadership of Pastor Tim Cappucci and, later, of Pastor Jerry Quattlebaum the church faithfully served the Lord Jesus Christ and enjoyed His blessings. Pastor Jerry Quattlebaum went to be with the Lord in May of 2002, and later that year the Lord brought Pastor Rod Alsup to serve as Cornerstone’s pastor. Here is a note from Pastor Alsup relating how the Lord has worked in his life:

"I thank that Lord for my godly heritage, my parents and grandparents were all Christians who served the Lord faithfully. I heard the Word of God and the gospel of salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ from my earliest days. On March 6, 1962, when I was eight years old, I trusted the Lord Jesus Christ for my salvation. Two years later, on June 21, 1964, I followed the Lord in believer’s baptism.

The Lord led me to Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, for training for His ministry. I had the privilege of earning the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Master of Divinity degrees while I was there from 1971 to 1984. He led me to meet and marry Sherrie Lyles, a young lady whom I had met in church in our hometown of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, when we were just ten years old. Sherrie also came from a Christian home and was saved at the age of three years. She sensed the Lord’s leading in her life to serve Him, and she also received training at Bob Jones University, receiving the Bachelor of Science degree majoring in elementary education in 1974. We were united in marriage on June 14, 1974 and served the Lord together until the Lord took Sherrie home to be with Him in Heaven on January 14, 2009.

The Lord blessed our family with the addition of five precious children, Tom, Andy, Philip, Bethany and Christa. All five are children of God, married to faithful believers and serving the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Lord gave us the opportunity of serving him as missionaries in the area of Brisbane, Australia, from 1988 to 1992 and again from 1996 to 2000. Sherrie and I arrived in Calgary on August 31, 2002, and we have enjoyed the many opportunities for serving Him though our ministry at Cornerstone Baptist Church.

On July 24, 2010, Michele Suais and I were married. Michele was born in Vancouver and grew up in Calgary. She came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior when she was twelve years old. She attended Bible college in Calgary and was active in ministries of First Baptist Church before living and working in Saudi Arabia for several years. We thank the Lord for continuing opportunities to serve the Lord Jesus Christ together.

My desire is to help people to know the Lord Jesus Christ in salvation and to help believers to grow in grace through the ministry of the Word of God."
--Pastor Rod Alsup