- About Us
Family: Dee and I have been married for 34 years and have two amazing sons David & Matthew, two wonderful daughters by marriage Renee & Brandi and three incredible grandchildren, Evangeline, Bennett & Scarlett.
Education: BA from Central Bible College and MA in Leadership from Southeastern University
Ministry: Having served in the Midwest as a lead and staff pastor, we moved to Cornerstone in 1993 with a great deal of trust in Jesus to give us the wisdom to know how to lead and Grow this fellowship. Since that time God has been so faithful to guide us and help us each step of the way. It is an honor to serve as Lead Pastor at Cornerstone Church where the main Focus is Jesus, Growing in Him, and Touching our world.
One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: Is the ability that God has to speak and move in hearts and lives of anyone who will say "yes" to Him.
What's the best advice you've ever received? :
"Focus on Jesus"
"Depend on His leading and Direction not your own"
"Nothing Happens without Prayer"
"Everything is Spiritual "
"Touching Others with Jesus Love is not Optional"
Family: Married for 30 years to Calvin, 3 children – Son-Micah, 2 daughters-Randi and Ryann and 1 granddaughter – Camryn (my favorite person in all the world).
Saved: I grew up in a non-Christian home. During high school my older sister and I attended a Methodist church. One summer when I was at a YFC (Youth For Christ) summer camp God got a hold of my heart during an evening chapel. When we went back to our bunks, my youth pastor came in, we talked more and I gave my heart to Jesus.
One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: Why people like eating anything from the ocean.
What might people find surprising about you?: I want to go skydiving!
Favorite Dessert: Coffee
Family: Married to Charity Rose
Saved: My brother led me to Jesus when I was four (he was six). We kneeled at the side of my bed. Best decision I ever made.
One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: I love nature! We love going on trips to see the beautiful places that God has created.
Favorite Dessert: Yes!
Favorite Sports Team: OU Sooners
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?: Be yourself…and nobody else! (which means I tell corny jokes. :)
What are you reading right now?: I like old books. Anything by Charles Spurgeon, A.W. Tozer, or Oswald Chambers.
Family: Married to my precious wife Iraiz and I have 2 daughters Samantha and Anais, 1 son Nikolas, and 2 granddaughters Allie and Genevieve.
Saved: Gave my heart to the Lord at the age of 8, led by my Dad. Privileged to grow in the Lord in a "storefront" church in the projects of NYC, NY.
Favorite Dessert: Dutch Apple Pie a la mode (with whip cream no cherry).
What might people find surprising about you?: My career in law enforcement. I was the Police Chief in Washington, DC. District of Columbia Government for 7yrs.
Family: My wife Brandi and I have one son here on earth, Bennett and one child in heaven
Saved: I came to know Jesus growing up in the church. I saw that the church can be the most beautiful and ugly place at the same time. However, no matter good or bad Jesus was the same and he was always there for me no matter what I faced.
What might people find surprising about you?: I have never broken a bone or had a cavity.
Favorite Dessert: Apple Pie a la Mode.
Favorite Sports Team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?: You can never out give God!
What’s your most embarrassing moment?: Forgetting my basketball shorts during a game in high school and having to play in pants.
Family: Married to the girl of my dreams...(seriously though) Shari Badolato. Father to a beautiful girl; Aiella Badolato.
Saved: I had an encounter with the presence of God during a service at Teen Challenge in Fort Myers, FL. Any doubt about God’s existence or love was in a split second removed and that night I became a new creation.
One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: How the power of God has the ability to not just change circumstances but to change the hearts of people.
What might people find surprising about you?: I find woodworking videos to be unexplainably satisfying to watch...I don’t know why, you should try it though.
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream (Ben & Jerry’s obviously)
Favorite Sports Team: Baltimore Ravens!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?: Bloom where you are planted.
What’s your most embarrassing moment?: Do I have to answer this one...? I guess it would be when I was a teenager a bird relieved himself on my head in front of a girl I liked.
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