Shayne Powell Th.M, Ph.D | Lead Pastor
“And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.” –Jeremiah 3:15
Pastor Shayne is from Greenville, SC, and was raised on the mission field in the West Indies and Bethel, Alaska. He has been operating in a pastoral capacity for 19 years now & has served at Cornerstone for 8. His passion is preaching the “whole counsel” God's Word (Acts 20:27). He attended Fruitland Bible College, Liberty University, & Omega Seminary and has six children with his wife, Sonya (Elisha, Eian, Zeke, Zayne, Aiden, Skylar). His downtime is spent fishing with his kids, playing the guitar, & perusing used book stores.
Family Pastor | David Leatherwood
Galatians 2:20 - I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
David was ordained at Cornerstone and has served on its Praise Team for many years. His passion is the glory of God in all things. David oversees the children's ministries, youth ministries, and family discipleship. His wife, Amanda, is Cornerstone's media and communications leader, as well as the leader of the Bible Club at Hazelwood Ele. (Sons Carter and Grady).
"Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.” –Ephesians 3:20
Sherri is a graduate of Western Carolina University, holds degrees in music and psychology, and has continued her education through Bethany Bible Institute. She joined Cornerstone in 2003 after a seventeen year tenure as music minister in Maggie Valley. She is a published songwriter, recording artist, has produced solo instrumental CDs, and has been a studio musician for Christian artists. Sherri is married to Jeff.
Cassidy Bridges | Kid's Ministry Director
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid;do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Cassidy has been serving in children's ministry since she was in high school. She is a teachers assistant at a local elementary school, serves in bible club, and ultimately loves training up children to glorify Christ.
Sydney Bridges | Assistant Youth Leader & Ministry Coordinator
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” -1 Timothy 4:12
Sydney does it all! She is a key component in keeping the gears turning here at Cornerstone. She shares the desire to see youth find their purpose, identity, and future in Jesus Christ.
John Roberts | Elder
John has served as an elder and a teacher in various churches. He enjoys interactive classes where his students engage in the study of God’s Word. He is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University, an avid camper, and has 2 daughters with his wife Theresa.
Andy Steele - Chairman
Bob Ramskill - Vice Chairman
Kiel Bass - Secretary / Building & Grounds
Mitch Smithies - DIA CREW / Outreach
Mike Vaughn Jr. - Benevolence
Shannon Steele - Financial Secretary
Greg Bridges - Treasurer
Cheryl Ramskill - Clerk
The gears turn at Cornerstone thanks to so many VOLUNTEERS fulfilling their task in the body of Christ. Whether it’s within our praise team and band, kid’s ministry (Sunday School, Kid’s Church, Team Kid), nursery, sound & media, missions team, security, deacons, property management or the kitchen (Simple Supper Crew), we love our volunteers and praise the Lord for their dedicated, passionate labor & their servant's hearts.