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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

    Family Life Pastor

    John serves as the Family Life Pastor. 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 oversees our small group ministry, 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 and some grandchildren.

  • Mike Noel Portrait

    Mike Noel


    Mike serves as a bi-vocational elder while working as a financial advisor for Equitable Advisors. He oversees the prayer team, two 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.

  • Benjamin Tangeman Portrait

    Benjamin Tangeman

    Administrative Pastor

    Benjamin and his wife Ruth have been members at Cornerstone since 2013 and have five children. His background is in international missions, with 16 years at Trans World Radio. Benjamin oversees operations; staff, communication, finances and facilities for Cornerstone. His leisure time is spent with family and friends, playing sports, and studying various topics of interest. 

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