Scott Corbin - Pastor
Scott began as pastor of Christ is King Baptist Church in January 2022. Previously he served for nine years as a pastor of New Testament Baptist Church. Prior to that he served as a deacon and youth leader. Scott resides with his wife, Barbi, and three children, Samuel, Bryce, and Noella in Baldwinsville. He grew up in northern Virginia but his whole family now lives in the Carolinas. Barbi and her family are from the Syracuse area, and Scott and Barbi have lived here ever since they were married in 2004.
Scott and Barbi both grew up in Christian homes and attended Baptist churches, hearing the Gospel at a very young age. By God's sovereign grace Scott and Barbi realized their sinfulness and their need for Christ, trusting Him for salvation at early ages.
Scott originally planned to be a science and math teacher until God, through a godly pastor, led Scott to begin preaching and teaching the Word of God. Scott entered seminary at Baptist Bible Seminary of Clarks Summit University of Clarks Summit, PA where he earned the M.Div. degree in 2015. Scott was ordained to the Gospel ministry at New Testament Baptist Church in 2016. He has experience with jail ministry, door-to-door visitation, and individual evangelism. He also enjoys working in one-on-one discipleship, marriage counseling, and youth ministry.
The Corbin family enjoys hiking, cooperative board games, movies, and reading together. Barbi is accomplished at cross-stitch, and Scott likes to try his hand at hobby blacksmithing.
Keith Sherwood - Deacon
I began my life living in the Split Rock area, and attending a small Methodist Church in Onondaga Hill. It was there in that church that I met Diane, and later on October 15th, 1966, we were married. It was there also that our three sons, (Curtis, Eric and Mark) were baptized. I continued to attend church and saw it as a responsibility and obligation and not much more.
In 1976, Diane became interested in a movement called Marriage Encounter. It was a weekend designed to increase communication between a husband and a wife and a good marriage. Because being our 10th wedding anniversary, I agreed to attend, not expecting much. On Sunday morning of that weekend, during an alone time, the Lord made Himself known to me. My past sins overwhelmed me and I asked for His forgiveness. It was then the Holy Spirit came into my heart. I was forever changed. The Lord has moved mightily in my life since then. Diane and I were very introverted and shy people, yet he moved us to begin sharing our lives on Marriage Encounter weekends.
Our relationship with each other became very close as did our relationship with God. He moved in our church also and brought us many Bible believing Pastors. Our church changed as well. We continued to present Marriage Encounter Weekends for about 30 years and saw His work change many lives. Much to our disappointment our church closed in 2012. The Lord led us to Christ is King Baptist Church and a new chapter in our lives began. He again used us in the church to spread the gospel and change lives. On May 14, 2019, I lost Diane my love, of 52 years to liver cancer. A part of me went with her. I continue to seek His will in my life and will until I leave this world.