Pastor Mark Bell along with his wife, Claudia and their four children, Elizabeth, Philipp, Joanna and Rebekah came to Cornerstone in April of 2009 after serving for more than ten years in Queensbury, New York. Mark is no stranger to this area, having grown up in Western Pennsylvania where he graduated from Portersville Christian School and Grove City College. While at Grove City, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Religion. Upon graduation, Mark attended Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, where he earned a Master of Divinity.
While at seminary, Mark was an active member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashua, NH. It was there that Mark and Claudia met. They were married in 1994 and Mark began an internship at Hillcrest Presbyterian Church in Volant, PA. Before taking his first full time pastorate, Mark taught at Grove City Christian Academy (then Jubilee Christian School) , and was the supply pastor for Faith Reformed Church in Butler, PA.
Mark says, “It is my great joy and privilege to serve the Lord Jesus Christ, by serving his people!” Claudia is a graduate of Youngstown State University and teaches German at Heartland Christian School in Columbiana. All four children have been students at Heartland and have enjoyed being busy in sports, music, youth group, and many other activities.