Living To Serve Him

In Joshua 24:15, Joshua declared whole-heartedly by saying that he and his household would serve the Lord. It also means to submit to Him in a way that makes God look thrilling. The kind of service that makes God valuable and thrilling is the kind that makes us serve Him by constantly receiving from God (1 Peter 4:11). Living to serve God is a matter of the heart, and so, our heart must be changed in order to affect our behavior. Serve because you love God and as you do this, He will give you a love for those you’re serving. Live to serve God by serving others! It pays to serve God and His people.

Pastor Josh Rager
Pastor Josh RagerSenior Pastor

Bio

Pastor Joshua N. Rager came to candidate at Cornerstone on Sunday, February 10, 2013.  After a congregational vote, we called him to be our Senior Pastor. He began his ministry work with us after moving from Muskegon to Auburn, Michigan on April 1, 2013. His Installation Service took place on July 21 with many friends and family present.

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Pastor Rager earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornerstone University and a Masters of Divinity from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He did an Internship at Shelby Road Baptist Church in Shelby, Michigan the summer of 2000. He was the Director of Youth and Christian Education at Belmont Baptist Church in Belmont, Michigan, for three years. Before coming to us, he was the Senior Pastor at Cloverville Baptist Church in Fruitport, Michigan for almost 10 years. He was also ordained at Cloverville on October 29, 2006.

Pastor Rager was saved at the age of 5 and baptized when he was 12. He married Leillani on May 24, 1997. Together, they have three beautiful children: Matthew, Julia, and Tabitha. They are all adjusting well to life on this side of the state and have many plans to further the work of Christ’s Kingdom. How truly blessed we are to have this family worshipping with us. We give thanks and praise to our Savior for this man of God whom He has brought to shepherd us!

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Deacons

Dr. James Bodrie

Chairman

Brian Berthiaume

Treasurer

Randy Toth

Financial Secretary / Clerk

Bob Bailey

Member

Dan Dinsmore

Member

John Winden Sr

Member

George Penno

Member

John Wall III

Member

Leadership

Awana Eileen Lyman

Caleb’s Kin | Church Committee

Children’s Church | Beverlee Toth

Concerts | Ellie Dinsmore

Deacon Chairman | Dr. Jim Bodire

Decoration | Sue Homan

Fellowship/Kitchen | Ellie Dinsmore

InBetweeners | Mina Robinson

Janitor | Bud Trimble

Maintenance | George Penno

Missions Committee | Deacon Board

Music Ministry | Office Staff

Nursery Coordinator | Hailey Kuschel

Secretary | Eileen Lyman

Small Groups | Pastor Joshua Rager

Soundboard | Matthew Rager

Sunday School Superintendent | Beverlee Toth

Youth Alive | Pastor Joshua Rager