Each staff member of Cornerstone Bible Church has felt the call of God upon their life to serve in vocational ministry. They have made individual sacrifices and given up their previous secular careers. Dedicated to training and equipping the body, they each specialize in various areas of the church. The staff serves under the authority of the Board of Elders.
Bruce has been the lead pastor for 15 years, but started attending 38 years ago when he was a mere child at APU. There he earned a BA in art and entered a career in Graphic Design. Years later he became a traitor by attending Biola University where he received a Master’s of Divinity from Talbot Seminary. In a preaching class there he was booed for being an APU alum!
Bruce’s love for Christ has resulted in a love for teaching the Bible, hence the phrase “Hand in hand, verse by verse.” His next greatest love is his wife Monica, his daughter Mika, his son Tyler and his daughter-in-law Taylor.
In his “free time” you can find him hiking Marshall Canyon with Mika, riding his dirt bike up Baldy Mesa with Tyler, or cruising PCH in his Mustang with Monica (so fun).
Bob serves as Executive Pastor and oversees human resources, facilities, finances, safety & security, legal compliance, campus redevelopment, and assists with Men’s Ministries. With college degrees in Church Ministry, Christian Administration, Music Performance, and Audio Engineering, Bob enjoys being able to cross over into various areas of service. He is an encourager at heart, and a Board Certified Christian Life Coach.
He and his wife, Donna, have two amazing married daughters who are accomplished vocalists (like their mom). His hobbies include playing jazz soprano sax, audio recording engineering, and tweaking computers. “Donna and I love to spend our free time together walking, enjoying breakfast dates, and watching the Dallas Cowboys.”
Leadership Development Pastor
Throughout Mike’s career as an educator and pastor, he maintains a passion for teaching, mentoring, coaching, and encouraging young people. His desire is to fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. Mike is one of our teaching pastors, he leads the Shelter College Ministry, coaches 4 CBC staff members, and oversees the Local Missions Team and Foreign Missions Leadership Team. Mike is also an adjunct professor in the Dept. of Leadership & Organizational Psychology at APU. He and his wife have four grown children. Mike is an avid soccer player and fan, loves to cook, and is one who cannot say no to coffee and conversation. You just might find him at one of his off-site offices such as Mantra or Chick-fil-A
Mike oversees spiritual formation, evangelism, welcome ministries, Holy Grounds and the Discipleship Group ministry. Mike and his wife, Audra have 3 young and energetic children. He loves to surf and find the latest tech gadgets, but most weekends you will find him simply trying to keep up with his kids. Mike believes strangers are just friends he hasn’t met yet, and that bacon, well, enough said, bacon!
Carolyn teaches and counsels women, coordinates the women’s Bible studies, and oversees Women’s Ministry. Her first love in leading Women’s Ministries is identifying spiritual gifts and calling in our other women.”I’m privileged to encourage and provide opportunities within ministry here at Cornerstone for women to engage in Kingdom work. I have been married forty-four years to my best friend, Tim. We have two sons, who have given us two beautiful daughter-in-loves and six grandchildren
High School Ministry
Mike oversees the high school teaching, events, discipleship, and family ministry. “I’m so grateful to be a part of our families’ and students’ lives. Watching others discover and live out who they are in Christ is the most exciting thing in the world to me. My wife and I enjoy playing with our two boys, Owen and Levi. I’m a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan. If I have free-time, I’m most likely itching to play disc golf or basketball.”
Middle School Ministry
Ben oversees the middle school teaching, events, discipleship, and family ministry. “My goal is to be faithful to the calling that God has given me in engaging students, the church, and our community with the love and grace of Jesus so that they may be transformed by Jesus.” Ben and his wife Je’Nelle have two precious daughters, Brielle and Addison. “ I am an avid Kansas City Royals fan and enjoy using my grill and BBQ Smoker, and yes I will cook for you.”
Elementary Ministry Director
Savannah graduated from Biola University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministries with an emphasis in Children’s Ministry, as well as a minor in Bible and Theology. She is married to Steven, a data analyst at APU. Their family includes a beautiful daughter, Piper Laurel, and a rambunctious pug, St. Augustine. On her days off you can find Savannah at Disneyland, a coffee shop, Chick-fil-A, or at home relaxing with her family.
Sheri coordinates data collection and assists with day-to-day office administration for the church staff. Sheri and her husband Gary attended Cornerstone in the 1980s while attending Azusa Pacific and in their first few years of marriage. After moving away during the 1990s, they returned to Cornerstone in 2001 with their three now-adult sons in tow. Sheri enjoys playing games, long walks, attending sporting events, particularly at Azusa Pacific, and assisting Cornerstone ministries, focusing on Awana, while also playing piano for the senior Bible study.
Early Childhood Ministry
Melanie oversees our early childhood ministry, which includes recruiting and training volunteers, curriculum development and implementation, and mainly loving young kids and their families by giving them experiences which will lead them to our safe, loving, fun Heavenly Father. “My husband, Jeff, and I have three kids, ages 28, 24 and 17. When I’m not at CBC, you’ll find me at a Color Guard competition, or a choir performance. My hobbies include performing with The Gary Bonner Singers, Angel baseball games, substitute teaching, and bicycling at the beach.”
Lisa is charged with coordinating the childcare for children 0-5 during special events and on campus studies. “I feel blessed and honored to serve the Lord at Cornerstone by ministering to families with young children.” She and her husband Jeff live in Glendora and have 1 high school daughter. Along with her love for children, she enjoys attending her daughter’s volleyball games, long drives with her husband, playing with her puppy and scrap booking.
Lisa oversees the financial and business transactions of the church, and assists the Executive Pastor with facilities and HR. “I am blessed to work with such a great staff whom I have grown to love like family. My husband Ralph and I have almost hit the 20 year mark and have two beautiful grown daughters. My hobbies are breakfast, lunch and dinner (and hiking too!).
Pam oversees the main office, which administers the bulletin, church communications, and scheduling. “I am blessed as I see how God uses His gifts in my life to assist the staff in their love and care for our church community. My husband, Ray, and I have 3 grown sons, and 3 wonderful grandchildren. When I’m not at work, you may find me jogging around the neighborhood, quietly quilting at home or having some friends over for dinner.”
Janice coordinates the various care ministries in the church and provides administrative support for the care teams. “What an honor and joy it is to be a part of the church staff to serve the needs of our Cornerstone family! My husband Rob and I enjoy having people over for a meal at our house and spending time with our three adult children. I love walking, reading and going to interesting local events.”
Event Set up
Frank is the tireless, faithful “behind the scenes” guy who prepares the rooms on our campus for all of our events. He has a bachelor’s degree from Vanguard University in history and political science and is currently pursuing a master’s in government through Regent University, In his spare time, Frank likes practicing his guitar, playing soccer, hanging out with friends, Disney days, and going on missions trips to a special needs orphanage in Mexico. He is blessed to be a part of the staff.
David performs the maintenance on the buildings and grounds, and oversees the landscaping and parking areas. David, and his wife Mary, have three grown children. They love spending time with Declan and Lorelai, their two precious grandchildren and joy of their lives.