Meet Our Leaders and Staff
Rev. Matthew Porter
In 2017, after serving the Lord in New Brunswick and Ontario, God called Pastor Porter and his family to Halifax. He is a graduate of Word of Life Bible Institute, New Brunswick Bible Institute, and Freelandia Seminary. As our pastor, he prays (Acts 6:4), sets a godly example
(1 Timothy 4:12), preaches the Word of God
(2 Timothy 4:2), pastors or shepherds God's flock (Ephesians 4:11), spreads the gospel or evangelizes (2 Timothy 4:5), and oversees the local church (Acts 20:28-29) in the following key areas: Worship & Prayer, Missions & Evangelism, Teaching & Discipleship, Fellowship, Care of the Congregation, and Finances & Administration.
Pastor Porter would love to meet you and invites you to worship the Lord with us each Sunday.
Pastor Porter is married to the love of life Lisa and have a daughter Hanna.
Jiah Veniot, BA, BSc
Jiah actively involved in music ministry since a very early age. Began his music ministry at the early age of 10, Jiah served as pianist, accompanist, and music supply for weddings and funerals at Bridgewater Open Bible Church from 1988-2000 as well as Acting Music Director at Windsor Baptist Church which included music supply and directing the choir.
He studied piano through the Royal Conservatory of Music and completed his Bachelor of Arts in Music degree at Dalhousie University.
Jiah has been serving at Sheffield Baptist Church on two occasions and is responsible for service planning, music supply, mentoring
fellow musicians, active member of the music committee (previously serving as Chair), as well as music supply for weddings and funerals
Jiah is married to his beautiful wife Julie, and they have two children, Josiah (14) and Jazlynn (11).
Mrs. Lisa Porter
Lisa Porter is our Admin Assistant. She is the wife of Pastor Porter, and they have one daughter. She has worked as an administrative assistant at two previous churches, and thoroughly enjoys serving the church and working with her husband and the SBC family to reach the world with the Message of the Gospel .
"My name is Nathaniel Joshua Smith. I am from Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. I grew up in a Christian home. My parents faithfully attend StoneRidge Fellowship Church; and I was brought up through many of their children’s programs. For most of my life I was a nominal Christian; I lacked a personal relationship with Christ and I lacked the leading of the Holy Spirit. I was sixteen years old when I truly recognized my need for salvation. On January 3rd, 2016 I gave my life over to Christ. In the fall of 2017, I began my studies at New Brunswick Bible Institute, where God has put full-time ministry on my heart. I have received my Diploma of Biblical and Theological Studies and intend on continuing in my studies to receive my Bachelor of Theology."
Mrs. Esther Turner
I grew up in a local church as the eldest daughter of a pastor, and taught my first Sunday School class at 15. I've been serving in the church in various positions since that time. As a wife and mother, I whole-heartedly believe in the importance of Sunday School in the spiritual growth of all people regardless of age.
Psalm 27:13 I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.