Our Pastor and His Wife

 Pastot Lang
 

Reverend Benjamin Lang & Nadine Lang

Pastor, Leader, Shepherd, and Teacher 
 

Pastor Benjamin Lang–a native of Mobile, Alabama– is the 9th of 11 children born to the late Rev. & Mrs. Eural C. (Mary Ida) Lang, Sr. 

 Because of his love for the Lord, he received salvation in Christ at an early age and was baptized at age 10 in his family church, Mt Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. S.M. McCree.  He is a product of the Mobile County School System and is a graduate from Toulminville High School (now LeFlore) and decided as a youth to follow one of his older brothers to Dillard University in New Orleans, LA.

 In May 1980 Pastor Lang graduated as an honor student from Dillard University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry.  While at the university, Pastor Lang was the Bible Study leader and accepted his calling to preach the gospel in his dormitory room. Immediately following his college graduation, he preached his first public sermon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and at the end of that summer began attending the New Orleans Theological Seminary.  While a student there, he was one of only three seminarians (per year) privileged to preach at the Seminary’s chapel worship services in his 2nd and 3rdyear. In 1983 Pastor Lang earned his Masters of Divinity degree from the seminary. On the day of his graduation, Beacon Light Baptist Church in New Orleans held a reception for him.  At that reception, he gave his degree to his fiancée and announced their upcoming wedding. On February 25, 1984, he married the love of his life, the former Nadine Lemons of Hot Springs, Arkansas. 

 In 1987 Pastor Lang was ordained into the Preaching Ministry at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Gregory A. Sutton.  He and his wife were active Sunday School teachers there and served faithfully until 1994.

 From 1984 until 1996, Pastor Lang served as a Campus Minister with the GA Baptist Convention on the following college campuses: The Atlanta University Center, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State University. Since 1998 he also has been a Church Planting Consultant for the Georgia Baptist Convention. 

 In the spring of 1994, Pastor and Mrs. Lang became the first official members of what became known as Cornerstone Baptist Church. Several weeks later, he was asked by the sponsoring churches of this new church (primarily Pastor Louie Winstead of Lithia Heights Baptist Church) to remain as the interim-pastor/church planter.  He served in that position for over 2 years.  

 In August 1996, Pastor Lang became full-time Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church.  As our pastor/shepherd/leader, he encourages us to be “A Community Church with a Global Vision.”  He demonstrates this belief through his involvement in the community in various capacities (as a supporter of the GED Program at West Central Technical College; a board member of The Pregnancy Resource Center in Douglasville; a mentor in the Douglas County School System; the faith representative on the board of Douglas Community Organizing Resources for Excellence (C.O.R.E.), and has served as the moderator of the West Metro Baptist Association).

 Pastor Lang, a Christ follower at home and in his community, looks forward to the day when he will hear the Lord Jesus say, “Well done, thou good and faithfulservant.  However, until that day, He lives out his personal mission statement, “To know Christ and to make Him known to others.”