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Our Pastors

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. (1 Timothy 3:1)

Meet Our Pastors

The ascended Christ has given gifts to the church (including apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers) for the equipping of Christ's body that it might mature and grow (Eph 4:11). Through these gifts, all members of the Church are to be nurtured and equipped for the work of ministry. 

Cornerstone Fellowship Church is led and governed by a plurality of elders (or pastors).

  • Daniel Baker Portrait

    Daniel Baker

    Senior Pastor

    Daniel has been a member of the church since he and his wife Anne moved to North Carolina in 1998. He has been on staff since 2000, after attending the Sovereign Grace Pastors College, and became Senior Pastor in 2016. He graduated in 1994 from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Music, and completed an M.A. from Ashland Theological Seminary. In 2018 he completed a Th. M. at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and Anne have five children.

  • John McLeod Portrait

    John McLeod

    Executive Pastor

    John serves as the Executive Pastor, which means he oversees operations (Administrator). He graduated in 1998 from Jacksonville State University with a B.A. in Music, and received his M.Div from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2003. He has served in various pastoral ministry contexts since 1996. John currently leads the high school youth group, regularly preaches, and is also involved in the worship ministry. John and his wife, Stacey, have been members of Cornerstone since 2011. They have nine children.

  • Jim Martin Portrait

    Jim Martin


    Jim serves as a bi-vocational elder while working as the operations manager for TrialCard, Inc. He oversees homegroups and occasionally preaches. He graduated in 1991 from The State University of New York at Geneseo, after which he worked for over ten years in the business world. Jim was saved while at the church soon after he and his wife Colleen moved to North Carolina in 1993. Jim was on the pastoral staff from 2003 until 2012. He graduated from the Sovereign Grace Pastors College in 2003. He and Colleen have six children.

  • Mike Noel Portrait

    Mike Noel


    Mike serves as a bi-vocational elder while working as a financial advisor for AXA Advisors. He oversees the 7th & 8th Grade youth group, the prayer team, homegroups, and occasionally preaches.  He graduated from Penn State in 1977.  He was active there in campus ministry as well as at Millersville University in Pennsylvania.  He and his wife, Connie, have been a member of the church since its inception in 1992.  They have four married children and eighteen grandchildren.

  • Phil Sasser Portrait

    Phil Sasser

    Pastor Emeritus

    Phil has been a member of the church since its inception in 1992 and on staff since 1994. He was the senior pastor from 2001 through 2015 and taught regularly at the Sovereign Grace Pastors College. He and his wife, Cassie, have five children and twenty grandchildren. Phil retired on December 31, 2018, and no longer actively serves as an elder.

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