Pastor Niles R. Wilson is a native of Newark New Jersey. He attended schools in the Newark Public School system, and is a graduate of Arts High School.
Following high school, Pastor Wilson attended Kean College before attending and Graduating from the Institute of Audio Research with a focus on Audio Engineering. In 1994 Pastor Wilson graduated from the United Bible College and Seminary, and the Evangelical Bible Institute with a BTh. He is currently pursuing his Master's Degree. In addition, he is also a graduate of the Newark Police Academy and the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico Virginia.
Pastor Wilson accepted the call to Ministry and was licensed in 1993 while a member of the Greater Harvest Baptist Church and under the leadership of the late Rev. Charles Banks (1929-2017). He was ordained in the Gospel Ministry in June of 1994.
In December of 1995, Pastor Wilson was called to serve as the second Pastor of the Greater Cornerstone Baptist Church which was organized in 1954. He began his duties on the first Sunday in January 1996.
Since that time, Pastor Wilson has worked diligently to preach, teach, train, and prepare the body of Christ for the work of Kingdom Building. Pastor Wilson has led Greater Cornerstone into this millinieum with a focus on serving God and living a committed Christian lifestyle. His passion for ministry and the people of God has been the driving force behind all that he does.
Pastor Wilson is a member and Past President of the United Clergy of the Oranges. He is also a member of the Newark Superior Officer's Association, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #12, the International Association of Chief's of Police, the NJ FBI National Academy Associates and other Fraternal Organizations.
In addition to serving as Greater Cornerstone’s Pastor, Rev. Wilson was a public servant with the city of Newark’s Police Department. On October 1, 2017 he retired after 27 years of service at the rank of Captain.
Pastor Wilson is married to the talented and anointed LaTosha Wilson; and they are the proud parents of two daughters (Alyssa and Kayla) who are both college students. Pastor and First Lady Wilson are residents of Orange NJ, and have been married for over 24 years.
Together they have partnered with the Greater Cornerstone family, and have committed themselves to the work of the ministry, the building of the Kingdom, the edifying of the body of Christ, and the Glorifying of Jesus.