Senior Pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church, Brooklyn, New York.
Lawrence E. Aker, III currently serves as Senior Pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church,
Brooklyn, New York. In 2003, he was elected as the eighth pastor in the church’s history succeeding his spiritual mentor Dr. Harry S. Wright, Sr.
Under his leadership Cornerstone has continued to thrive. His vision to reach more youth has led to the formation of “Friday Nite Fire,” a contemporary weekly Bible Study for youth and young adults. Pastor Aker has also inspired the Women of the Word (WOW) ministry, which seeks to spiritually nurture the women of Cornerstone.
Reverend Aker was born in Oakland, California and raised in Dallas, Texas. He graduated cum laude from Howard University with a B.A. in Communications. He holds a Master in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary; a Master of Sacred Theology from Yale University, and is presently a Doctor of Philosophy candidate at Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. Reverend Aker has also been blessed with the opportunity to study Biblical Archaeology at The Holy Land Institute in Jerusalem and has had the opportunity to preach in Zimbabwe, Africa.