Board of Directors
Hello, my name is Scott Wilson and this is a little about my testimony. I was saved on 03/18/1983. I was raised in a single parent home, went to protestant church and then to a gospel preaching “Out Reach” for two years. I later found out that a lady prayed for me for 29 years and God finally answered those prayers. I served at the Allentown Rescue Mission as a lay preacher for 12 years and am currently on the Board of Directors with the Cornerstone Prison Ministry for the last 8 years. I’m married to Kathy for the last 20 years and we have 5 children and 12 grandchildren. Pray for us, God has given us a burden to reach those who are incarcerated, as He opened a door for us to serve in this Ministry. (Romans 10:17)
I was born in Delaware County, PA and was a Catholic for 56 years while attending Catholic Grade, High School and St. Joseph’s College. I met my wife Linda working at Bell of Pa. and we were married October 18, 1969. We have three children (Dawn, Brian & Stephen) and now have 7 grandchildren. One day God placed it on my heart to start looking for the meaning of life. I started praying and thinking a lot and even tried several churches but when I went to my current Independent Baptist Church (VFBT), I knew that I had found what I didn’t even know existed or that I was looking for, “TRUTH”. I accepted Jesus Christ 2 weeks later and have been deeply involved in many ministries for the past 11 years. I have been in the Prison Ministry for 9 years now. When I first became involved visiting the Prison’s I was very apprehensive due to all the stories I grew up with and the movies I had seen about prison riots. They are just people (sinners) like you and me and they also need a Savior. As the Bible tells us, how will they learn unless someone will tell them. I am completely at ease visiting and writing to them now. We have seen so many men/women turn their lives around, due to someone caring enough to reach out to them. We wish that all we met would/could figure it out. I have found that it isn’t about me or us, but about Jesus Christ! He is the answer. Why is that so hard for the rest of the world to figure this out? The prisoners have a saying “God is Good, all the time; All the time, God is Good!” and I think this sums it up quite nicely. (1 Cor. 10:31)
I was born January 19, 1947. I was an only child and sometimes it was like being a lonely child. I attended Elizabethtown Area Schools through my Grade and High School years. It was during my school years that I met my wife of now forty-six years. Her name is Dottie and she has been my greatest support, friend, and ministry partner. The Lord has given us three daughters, and six grandchildren. I accepted the Lord as my Savior on January 18, 1979. My life was changed dramatically as I learned what the Bible said about me and the life that I lived. I definitely knew that I was a sinner and needed Him in my life to show me the way. The Lord definitely had other plans for my life, and I am glad He did. I attended Northeast Baptist School of Theology and took extra courses through Philadelphia School of the Bible and The Friends of Israel. It is such a wonderful thing to know just how much He loved me. He loves me enough that He gave Himself for me and paid the penalty for my sin. I thank God each and every day for allowing me to serve Him and tell others about His wonderful Love and Salvation. I cannot think of anything else I would rather do. It has been over twenty-two years since Cornerstone Prison Ministry was started due to the Lord’s leading. (Mark 8:36)
My name is John Bilboe. I was born in Birmingham, England. Our family moved to America when I was five. My father became a Pastor for new church extensions. He was a godly man but not a family man. I learned a lot about God and the Bible, and received Jesus as my savior when I was 7, but when he resigned from the church in Delaware, I was uprooted and so began my walk in the world. I thank God for His faithfulness and mercy to me; you see I wanted to be used of the Lord and surrendered my life at age 12 but after spending many years in the wilderness the Lord brought me back and has given me opportunities to Preach and teach His salvation message. I joined CPM just after attending VFBT in 1997, and have seen God’s hand working in my life. I am married to my bride of 39 years, Bonniemae, we have two children and one grand- child.
I was one of 6 children raised in a conventional 1950’s family. My mother was a stay at home mom and my father was a WWII decorated veteran that became the Chief of Police in Upper Gwynedd Township, eventually started his own security business. We all attended public school and were taught the Lutheran doctrine in a small church in North Wales PA. Upon graduation from North Penn High School I attended and graduated from York College with a degree in Liberal Arts and Business. I worked for my father and after 23 years I started a residential construction company which evolved into a commercial roofing company. I sold the company in 2011 and hope to totally retire shortly. My wife Lorraine (my best friend) and I met in high school and were married shortly thereafter on April 14, 1964. We have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. After our children were born my wife became convicted about “taking our children to church.” She was raised Roman Catholic and that was where we turned. Not finding spiritual encouragement she began searching for something else. “In the 1970’s Lorraine became a Born Again Believer” and our older children soon followed. By 1975 they were all baptized and members of Calvary Baptist Church in Lansdale, PA. . It took me until August 1978 to experience the heart change; it went from religion to relationship with my Heavenly Father. That night I bowed my head and became a child of God through the shed blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. There has been much turbulence and trials in the 30 years of my salvation. Many times I’ve been brought to my knees begging forgiveness for bad choices from my Heavenly Father but “I Know” my Savior Lives. 1st John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he (Christ) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. “Throughout my business life my life verse is Romans 12: 10-13 Be kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly love; in honour prefering one another; not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
I believe the Bible is God’s Word and Truth and ask the Lord to daily show me what He wants for my life. I pray through my Savior Jesus Christ that God continues to be merciful to me and I am suitable for the Masters Service. One of my most blessed events is to disciple a brother in Christ. God has provided me with this opportunity both with brothers in Christ within the church and through Cornerstone Prison Ministries for which God has allowed me to serve.
Carole Ann Imbo:
I grew up in a small farming town in Iowa. As far back as I can remember, I attended church with my family, including vacation Bible School and summer church camp with my friends. I memorized Bible verses and knew all the songs in the hymnal, and at 5 years of age I “asked Jesus into my heart” and was baptized. But I learned as an adult, after sitting under the teaching of our Pastor at Valley Forge Baptist, that to be truly born again, I must understand that I am a sinner and have true repentance for my sin. As a 5 year old child I do not think I was old enough to understand this vital concept. So, 11 years ago, I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and the Lord of my life. Now I know that I am a Child of The King.
My husband Frank and I truly love serving the Lord together, in the prisons, through ministries at Valley Forge Baptist and in the workplace. We started the Deaf Ministry at Valley Forge Baptist, interpreting messages and songs for the deaf. I frequently attend the weekly Bible Study that my husband leads at SCI Chester, in Chester, PA., and have accompanied him to several other state prison services.
Serving The Lord through Cornerstone Prison Ministry is a great joy to me and I look forward to continuing for many years to come.