Pastoral Notes for Sunday, March 31, 2019

On the behalf of the elders, it is my distinct privilege to announce the recommendation of Mr. Mark Elliott and Mr. Mike Payne for election as deacons at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. These two brothers have faithfully completed officer training and sustained a thorough examination in the areas of Christian character, Bible knowledge, the Westminster Confession of Faith, the PCA Book of Church order, and qualification for church office (1 Timothy 3:8-13). Upon completion of their exams, they received a unanimous recommendation for election as deacons.

The election will be held on Sunday, April 28th during the Sunday School hour. Only communing members of Cornerstone are eligible to vote in the upcoming election. If you are a communing member of Cornerstone, we strongly urge you to participate in the upcoming officer election. Electing officers to represent, serve, and lead the church is one of the weighty privileges of membership at Cornerstone. 

Over the next month, please pray for these brothers. And if you don’t already know them, please take time to get know them better. Take them out for lunch or coffee. Ask about their testimony, their walk with Jesus Christ, and their sense of call to the work of the diaconate. They would love to hear from you, and I believe you’ll be encouraged by spending time with them.

Name: Mark Elliott

·      Born: Canton, OH

·      Vocation: Operations Analyst, LHC Group (Home Health)

·      Family: Married to Lindsey (11 Years). Children are Taylor (10), Noah (9), Amara (8), Zeke (6), Malachi (4)

·      Ministry Gifts/Passions: Serving, Finances, Shepherding

·      Church Service: Home Fellowship Group Leader, Children’s Sunday School Assistant, Nursery Volunteer

·      Recommended Office: Deacon 


Name: Mike Payne

·           Born: Rockford, IL

·           Vocation: Guitarist; Studio and Live work

·            Family: Married to Melissa (Mel) Payne for 8 years. Expecting our first child.

·           Ministry Gifts/Passions: Serving, Mentoring, Teaching

·           Church Service: Men’s Ministry Team, Watchmen, Home Fellowship Group Leader

·           Recommended Office: Deacon