JOSHUA N. RAGER
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.
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!
Pastor Roger Lyman & his wife, Marilyn, are no strangers to Cornerstone! Former members and then Assistant Pastor from 2000 until 2002, they left for Arizona to serve their Savior at Youth Haven Ranch. After 10 years, they returned to Michigan and to their family. They jumped right in, serving the Lord again at Cornerstone. Roger & Marilyn were welcomed back as Assistant Pastor & wife on May 1, 2011.
Pastor Lyman was a parachute packer with the Army in Vietnam, on the Detroit Police force for 5 years, and retired from the Bay City Police Department after 24 years of faithful service. He was called into the ministry by the Lord in 2000 and continues to study hard, learning more about His Savior every day.
Pastor Lyman was saved and baptized at the age of 12. He married Marilyn, on April 20, 1968. Together they have four grown and married children, 11 grandchildren, and 1 great-granddaughter. It has been amazing seeing the spiritual growth in our Assistant Pastor, especially while filling the pulpit after Pastor Wood retired. He kept this flock together and growing. We are truly grateful for all that he does and continues to do in the name of Jesus!
Dr. Jim Bodrie
John Winden, Sr.
|C4||Pastor Joshua Rager|
|CALEB'S KIN||Pastor Roger Lyman|
|CHILDRENS CHURCH COORDINATOR||Denise Winden|
|DEACON CHAIRMAN||Dr. Jim Bodrie|
|MEN'S MINISTRIES||Pastor Joshua Rager|
|MISSIONS COMMITTEE||Pastor Joshua Rager|
|NURSERY COORDINATOR||Hailey Kuschel|
|IT Administration||Andrew Dupree|
|SUNDAY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT||Dr. Jim Bodrie|
|TLC MINISTRIES||Beverlee Toth|
|WORSHIP TEAM||James Dupree|
|YOUTH ALIVE||Pastor John Winden|