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  • Dr. Rick Byrd

    senior pastor

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    Pastor Rick is an expository preacher who helps God's people understand God's Word and apply it to their lives. He usually preaches through whole books of the Bible. Rick has led Cornerstone to be very active in missions while also serving the International Mission Board as a trustee.

  • Dennis Nealy

    Executive pastor

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    Dennis oversees administration, missions, membership assimilation, and various ministries at the church. He has a heart for those who don't know God, a heart for discipleship, and a strong desire to see Cornerstone make a positive impact on her community! 

  • William Beck

    worship Pastor

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    William desires to lead God’s people in corporate worship. It is such a privilege to have access to the very Throne Room of Almighty God and know that “HE inhabits the praise of HIS people”!  We invite you to join us as we celebrate the LORD’S goodness and respond to His grace!

  • Jim Grasty

    senior adults pastor


    Jim served the Lord in pastoral ministry for 30 years across the southeast, and now his ministry is connected to our Senior Adults seeking to serve Christ with them by using their combined years of gifts and experiences to build up the body of Christ. Jim’s passion is to link his faith and ministry skills with our senior adults in order to supplement and expand the ministry of the Word from our lead pastor. Jim does this by visiting our senior adults in their homes, accompanying them through the challenges of life, providing opportunities for fellowship, companionship, ministry, encouragement, prayer, Bible studies, and lots of laughter!

  • Gabriella Smith

    Wee School Director


    Gabriella has a great desire to welcome preschoolers, along with their families into a learning environment that promotes spiritual growth and an understanding of God's love for His children. She comes to Cornerstone with years of teaching experience as well as a master's degree in educational administration. 

  • JoAnn Hampton

    Senior pastor's assistant/office manager


    Financial Administrator

  • Kathy Kress

    Admin Assistant/Receptionist

  • Linda Jermyn