Pastor Brian Foreman
Pastor Brian Foreman and his family moved to New Hampshire in July 1999 with the purpose of planting a new church. Brian had been an associate pastor at a contemporary, non-traditional church in Boynton Beach, Florida. For some time, however, God had been planting the desire in his heart to start a new church. Brian resigned his position and within days he and his wife Suellen became convinced that God's plan was for them to move to New Hampshire to do just that!
Why New Hampshire? "Suellen has family in Manchester and had spent a few of her growing up years in New Hampshire, so she was familiar with the state," says Brian. "That's what got us thinking about a new church in New Hampshire. We did some research, we did some praying, and we became convinced that that was where God wanted us to go."
Within months they had sold their house and loaded everything they didn't sell at yard sales in a truck and headed north. "We set out to plant a new church with no money, no backing and no contacts, so when we arrived it was not with a triumphant 'We're here!' but more with a questioning 'Now what?' But we were convinced that God had led us here and that he would make a way." And make a way He did! Shortly after arriving in New Hampshire, the Foremans visited Bedford Community Church. BCC had a commitment to nurturing a church-planting environment and was looking for an associate pastor. In January 2000, Brian became BCC's Associate Pastor, with plans to branch out to plant a new church with BCC's support and blessing.
Cornerstone Community Church
Several families from BCC helped to form the core of the new church. Our first public worship service was on Easter Sunday in April 2003.
In March 2008, the church began meeting in the new Red River Theatres on South Main Street in Concord, and continues to expand as more and more people find Brian's preaching—and Cornerstone's whole approach to doing church—"relevant, real and refreshing."
Brian and Suellen have five children.