Cornerstone exists because of Jesus. We are a people who have been transformed by the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, God has forgiven us and adopted us into his family. Now, we have a whole new life.
Through the gospel, God redeems us, forgives us, and adopts us into his family. The good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection makes each one of us a new creation and gives us a new identity: children of God. This is why we can never think of the church as an organization or a building. The church is actually a family—God’s family, filled with redeemed sinners that are now his children.
Through the gospel, God forgives us, adopts us into his family, and makes us his disciples. This means that the church is not just any family. We are a family formed by God—and sent out with a purpose.
The church is a family that ministers to one another, cares for one another, and builds one another up. Each member of the family is a child of God who is uniquely gifted to bless the family and to be a light in our city.
Just like a vine grows best with a good trellis, our church family grows best with good programs. Our programs and ministries are tailored to support the community and mission God has given us.
Jim loves the opportunity to connect people to Jesus Christ, as well as enabling Christians to find new and excellent ways of living out their relationship with God. He is married to Karen and they have one son, Steven. Jim serves Cornerstone through pastoral care and by overseeing internal ministries and administration.
Scott is the husband to Lara and father to Harper, Addison, Lincoln, and Skylar. His passion for the lost and for God’s work in and through the local church brought him to West LA in 2005, and that same passion has allowed the city to truly become his family’s earthly home. Scott serves the church as a part of the preaching team and by overseeing leadership development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.
José was born in Guatemala and came to Los Angeles to pursue higher education. While attending this church, he met the love of his life, Becky. They are the proud parents of Sara, Daniel and Michael. José’s passion is that people may experientially know God and His beloved Son Jesus Christ. José serves Cornerstone by overseeing the Spanish language ministry "Nueva Vida Ministerios" and facility development.
Brian moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to attend UCLA. After meeting Scott in seminary, the two planted Shoreline Church in Fall 2005. Over the next several years Brian married the love of his life, Chrissie, had a daughter, Quinn, and Cornerstone WLA was born. They've added a son, Weston, have become foster parents, and are the proud owners of Oscar the turtle. Brian serves the church as a part of the preaching team and by overseeing preaching & Sunday morning services.
Matt is married to his high school sweetheart, Nicole. They both moved to Los Angeles for college, and there got plugged into Shoreline Church. Having a heart for the local church and West LA, Matt and Nicole began putting down roots. Matt and Nicole have three kids: Owen, Zoe and Caleb, and live in Mar Vista. Matt serves Cornerstone as a part of the preaching team and by overseeing Family Ministries and Community Groups.
Born and raised in Yorba Linda, Chris moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to attend UCLA. It was there that Chris got plugged into the church and met the love of his life, Shannon. The two were married in 2011 and have since welcomed their first son, Ezekiel. Chris serves the church as a non-vocational elder, also working as a water resources engineer at a local consulting firm.
Bill is the husband of Jeanette, father to 5 married sons and daughters, grampa to 21 kids, 3 of them married and great grampa of 2 kids. Bill and Jeanette have attended the church for many years, they see Cornerstone as the most exciting of churches. God has given Bill and Jeanette a great desire to reach out to parents, feeling there is no greater ministry than raising up the next generation to love and serve the Lord.
Zach is a California native, arriving in Los Angeles as a teenager to attend UCLA. He's now thirtysomething, married to his high school sweetheart, Ginger, and the proud father of two young children, Wyatt and Audrey. His desire is to help people live in the power of the Gospel through a clear understanding and application of the Bible. Zach serves the church as a non-vocational elder, also working in construction management for a real estate development firm.
Pastor EmeritusSteve is a native Californian who grew up in Culver City, studied at UCLA, served in the US Navy, and another 30 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Heavily engaged in Hispanic ministries, Steve and his wife Ester have been actively involved with Mexico Inland Missions having spent 15 years leading building projects, medical clinics, and preaching the Gospel to the people of Mexico. Steve currently serves the church as a teacher and Pastor Emeritus.
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