Leadership

Meet Cornerstone Church’s servant leader team, comprised of elders and ministry staff.


Elder Team

Cornerstone Church is an elder-led church. The elders are responsible for teaching and governing the congregation as they give guidance and direction to the church.


Ryan Thompson

Lead Pastor / Church Planter

Ryan is the Lead Pastor and Church Planter of Cornerstone Church and has been serving in the role of Elder since April 2017. He is married to Arin, and they have four children: Anna, Ezra, Adelyn, and Alyse. Ryan graduated from Lamar University in 2010 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He works bi-vocationally as an engineering manager at a chemical plant in Port Neches. Ryan has a Master's of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently working on his Master's of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a concentration in biblical counseling.

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Paul Baker

Elder

Paul is an original member of the church plant core team, and he was called to serve in the role of Elder in May 2018. Paul has two adult children: Kristen and Blaine. Paul owns his own computer business called Juxtapose on Boston Avenue in Nederland. He deeply loves Cornerstone Church, and he has a passion for seeing people grow in their intimate relationship with God through prayer.

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Stephen Brentlinger

Family Discipleship Pastor

Stephen served on the Church Planting Leadership Team at First Baptist Church Nederland that sent out the core team to plant Cornerstone Church. Stephen and his wife Jandy joined Cornerstone Church as covenant members in 2018, and he began serving in the role of Elder in March 2020. Stephen and Jandy have two children: Bryce and Beau. Stephen earned his Master's of Theological Studies degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also has a business degree from Lamar University, and he works bi-vocationally as a manager at Ritter Lumber.

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Leadership Team

The leadership team serves the church by providing visionary leadership and oversight in specific ministry initiatives.


Stephen Brentlinger

Family Discipleship Pastor

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Zach Carl

Worship Leader

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Carl Durden

Associate Pastor

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Holly Mitchell

Preschool Ministry Leader

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Brent Sorrels

Global Disciple-Making Pastor

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Ryan Thompson

Lead Pastor / Church Planter

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Christy Worthington

Women’s Discipleship Leader

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Deacons

Deacons are leading servants who assist the church in ministry by meeting various practical and member care needs in the body.


Adam Cessna

Deacon of Ordinances

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Jordan Deville

Deacon of Sunday Services

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Kelsey Knauth

Deacon of Member Care

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Savannah Sorrels

Deacon of Member Care

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Neyda Stephens

Deacon of Sunday Services

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Jay Stephens

Deacon of Facilities

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Kirby Tanner

Deacon of Ordinances

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Justin Walker

Deacon of Member Care

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Taylor Williams

Deacon of Facilities

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