Our Mission

Our mission is to reach people, make disciples and build relationships. At Cornerstone Community Church, we place a high emphasis on helping you and your family connect with God and others.

Our Leadership

Cornerstone is led by our lead pastor, a strategic leadership team and our pastors and directors. If you’re looking for someone to blame, you’ve found the right spot.

Andy Deane

Lead Pastor

I’m a New Jersey native (with no accent remaining) that graduated from New York University. It was there, on September 11th, 2001, that I found myself at the bottom of the collapsing Twin Towers in NYC asking God to save my life. That’s obviously a longer story, which I tell here. Most importantly, I am a disciple of Jesus, husband to Shannon, and father to Abigail, Gideon & Titus. Least importantly, I enjoy playing basketball, watching USA curling, eating hot wings and smoking meat on my Traeger.

In 2012 my family and I moved to California so I could serve as the director of Calvary Chapel Bible College. My love for the Scriptures overflowed into a book I wrote titled, Learn to Study the Bible. Recently I also completed my Masters of Divinity at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I joined the team at Cornerstone in 2020 and was blessed to become the Lead Pastor on the church’s 30th anniversary in 2022.

Our family lives in Murrieta right near In-N-Out (that’s kind of why we bought that house) and we would love to get to know you more. In fact, everyone who attends Cornerstone is invited over to our house for lunch! You can schedule a time to eat with us by clicking here. If you have a question about the church, a sermon I just preached, or the Bible, text me directly at (951) 708-1748.


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Dr. Ron Armstrong

Founding Pastor

Pastor Ron is the founding pastor and is a regular speaker at Cornerstone. He is a natural storyteller with an extraordinary ability to help people understand the Bible in ways that apply to everyday life. He has a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University, a Juris Doctor (yes, he’s a lawyer), and a Doctor of Education from Brandman University. He is an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University and has also taught for Calvary Chapel Bible College.

Ron and Deb were teenage sweethearts and have been married for an uncommonly long time. It is rumored that Moses performed the wedding ceremony right after delivery of the 10 Commandments. They raised two sons and Ron credits his slightly receding hairline to the parenting experience. He is an avid reader and was selected by Barnes & Noble as “the customer most likely to help us stay in business.” He is most often described as a “real peach.”

Our Team

Cornerstone believes that we are better together. Our staff has a blast serving Jesus, His people, and each other. Let us know how we can help you grow in your relationships, develop your gifts, and find success in your life.

Ron Baum

Executive Pastor

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Navon Aikens

Middle School Pastor

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Taylor Atchison

C-KiDS Director

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Elena Bassi

Visual Arts Director

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Lani Bonot

Communications Associate

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Jim Brown

Facilities Maintenance

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Jeremiah Castillo

Lighting Lead

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Lezlie Chase

Women's Ministry Coordinator

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Kylie Coppola

Youth Worship Director

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Aaron Crane

Worship Pastor

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Levy Czaja

High School Pastor

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Ashly Czaja

Cornerstone Coffee

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Shannon Deane

Women's Ministry Director

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Mallory Dominguez

Communication Manager

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Tresa Farrell

ECD Assistant

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Nick Giordano

Youth Music Director

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Sherri Gonzalez

Ministry Coordinator

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Luis Gonzalez

Music Director

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Melissa Greene

ECD Coordinator

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Chance Hazelton

Production Director

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Ayson King

Video Lead

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Devin Lee

Groups Pastor

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Ryan Lutz

Children's Pastor

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Stephanie Maddock

Accounting Admin

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Alan Magill

Celebrate Recovery Coordinator

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Allie Mendez

Creative Arts Pastor

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Raul Mendez

Associate Pastor

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Michelle Mitchell

Administrative Assistant

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Dedra Paulk

Next Steps Coordinator

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Sharon Privett

Cornerstone Christian School Principal

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Reylina Ramos

C-KiDS Coordinator

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Tyler Reber

Photography Lead

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Angela Roberts

Administrative Assistant

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Jeff Rosen

Senior Associate Pastor

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Mark Sherman

Missions Pastor

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Tom Tisdale

Associate Pastor

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Kim Westaway

Early Childhood Director

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Sarah Whitaker

All Aboard Preschool Director

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John Zavestoski

Production Technician

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Our Beliefs

We recognize that there are some CORE issues of Christianity and some PERIPHERAL issues. An example of a CORE issue would be the resurrection of Jesus. The only opinion taught is that there was a physical resurrection of Jesus. An example of a PERIPHERAL issue would be how often you should take communion. It is an issue about which there is room for more than one opinion. Whether to sing hymns or choruses is a PERIPHERAL issue while the fact that we only come to God through Jesus is a CORE issue.

Cornerstone DNA

IN CORE ISSUES – WE HAVE UNITY

“There is one body and one spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all.” Ephesians 4:4

IN PERIPHERAL ISSUES – WE HAVE LIBERTY

“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls…so then each of us will give an account of himself to God…so whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.” Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22

IN ALL OUR BELIEFS – WE SHOW LOVE

“If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” 1 Corinthians 13:2

A HEALTHY CHURCH…

At Cornerstone we are confident enough in the truth of the gospel that we don’t get nervous if someone doesn’t believe even on a core issue. Although we will never allow alternative teaching on core issues, we do believe in giving people time to realize the truth.

ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS…

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has the tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2

ABOUT SALVATION…

Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sins by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

ABOUT ETERNITY…

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9