Meet our pastors
Jeff Whisman - Pastor of Cornerstone
Pastor Jeff Whisman became a Christian as a child through the influence of his family. He grew up in Massachusetts and studied electrical engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. After working as an engineer for a short time he responded to God’s call on his life to work with people rather than circuits for God’s kingdom. Pastor Jeff went to Denver Seminary and obtained a Master of Divinity degree in 1995. While there he married May, who is from Taiwan. Since 1998, they have worked in Chinese American churches in southern California and New Jersey. In 2009 Jeff obtained a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Ministering to Postmodern Generations. Pastor Jeff has a heart to make disciples of Jesus, who then make disciples. He enjoys house projects, canoeing, good discussions, and hanging out with May. Jeff has been serving with Cornerstone since 2008.
Paul Han - Pastor of Youth Ministry
Pastor Paul Han was born and raised in the Bronx, but has spent most of his life living in New Jersey. He graduated with a BA in Philosophy and Theology from Villanova University and received a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. After serving as a youth pastor at One Community Church(NJ) for three years, Paul is now on staff at CCCS and Cornerstone as the youth pastor. Paul has always had a heart for the youth and is thrilled to be ministering to our next generation. Paul has been serving with Cornerstone since 2014.
Paul is a huge fan of New York sports (Mets, Knicks, and Jets), and in an attempt to live out his childhood dream of being a pro athlete, he also plays sports from time to time. He also enjoys staying in touch with today’s culture by reading BBC, surfing Twitter, and watching TV shows and movies. He married his better half Yina, whom he has known since his college years, in September of 2016.
Peter Ng - Pastor of Cantonese Congregation
Pastor Peter Ng grew up in Hong Kong and became a Christian at age fifteen while attending an Anglican high school, Bishop Hall Jubilee Secondary School. After graduation he immigrated to the United States with his parents. He studied at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Upon graduation he worked as an actuarial assistant in the insurance industry for five years. In 1990 he dedicated his life to serve Jesus Christ as a full time minister. While preparing for ministry at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York, he met his future wife Anna who is from Taiwan. Upon graduating from seminary in 1993 he served as pastor of the Chinese congregation of the Lutheran Brethren Church in Brooklyn. Peter enjoys swimming, seafood, and listening to online sermons, while Anna likes to sing. Their son Matthew studies at Rutgers University, enjoys playing volleyball and working out in the gym with good friends. Peter has been serving with the church since 2004.
John Yeh - Pastor of Mandarin Congregation
Growing up in Taipei, Taiwan in a Christian home, Pastor John Yeh began following Christ when he was 14 years old. He met his wife Shu Ting at the church they attended in Taipei and later got married. In 1991, after 5 years of working in Taiwan, John, Shu Ting, and their first child Raeanne came to the United States, where John attended graduate school. In 5 years and 10 months, John was able to advance from being an undergraduate to receiving his MA and then lastly his Ph. D in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Missouri at Rolla. Throughout this time, God blessed the Yeh family with three other children (Andrew, Chris and Joy). After working for 20 years, John resigned from his position as chief engineer and responded to God’s calling to serve His kingdom as a pastor. While working full time, Pastor Yeh studied at seminary and obtained a Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies in 2016. Pastor John has a passion to spread the Gospel and serve God with His church. He enjoys exercising and walking with Shu Ting. Pastor Yeh has been serving with CCCS since July 1st, 2017.