I was born, raised, and spent the majority of my life in Detroit, MI. Since becoming a Christian at 19, I've felt compelled to serve my city. I have served in a myriad of ministry capacities including, prison and homeless chaplaincy, youth pastor, mentor for at-risk children and youth, preacher, and Bible teacher. From 2015-16, I served as a pastor/church planting resident at Restore Church in Central Detroit, MI. On 10/16/16, we officially launched Cornerstone on Detroit’s West Side.
I married my best friend Elita in 2004 and we have five wonderful children; Elisabeth, Philip, Sarah, Tabitha and Abigail.
I have spent almost my entire life in the Metro Detroit area. I was raised in a Christian home and have been blessed throughout my life with many people pointing me to the love Jesus has for me and my need to trust in Him. It is my hope and desire to help others recognize and trust in the love and redemption that is found in Christ alone. I graduated from Moody Bible Institute and Moody Theological Seminary and previously served as a Youth Pastor for 11 years. I love all that God is dong in and through the faith family of Cornerstone Church - Detroit.
I married my wife Krysta in 2006 and we have 4 amazing children: Davon, Amani, Mercy, and Josie.
Aaron and his wife Amanda have three children and are both natives of the downriver area, growing up in Riverview. Returning to his roots, he has been serving at First Presbyterian of Trenton since 2005. His ministry experience includes serving in positions such as pastor and youth director. He has also served as a history and Bible teacher for a Christian school which allowed him to pursue his other passion, coaching. His other ministry experience includes discipling inmates in prisons & detention centers and outreach to the Homeless.
Aaron is currently the Lead Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Trenton, MI and the Michigan Regional Director for Acts 29.
Kyle was born and raised on the North-Westside of Detroit, MI. At the age of 20 he became a follower of Jesus and soon afterward married his beautiful wife. He served as Youth Pastor in Lansing, MI for three years and teaching pastor for one. He and his family decided to move back to Detroit in order to serve the city with the glorious message of the Gospel. He is currently a graduate student at Western Theological Seminary focusing on a Masters of Arts in biblical studies.
Joshua Manning, age 29, was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been actively serving in ministry since 2015.
He is an Army Veteran, proud husband of Ashley-Alyssia and proud father of 4.
Josh has a passion for urban ministry and is looking forward to eventually planting a church in Cleveland.
Stephen was born and raised in San Diego, California and came to know and love Detroit through his father, a Detroit native.
He met his wife, Tanisha, also a Detroit native, in Northern California in 2012. Together they moved to Detroit in 2015 and were married in 2016.
He felt the call to pastoral ministry in 2017.
Enoch and and his wife, Jessica, began as friends in high school. They both came to Christ in 2010. Their family was established through Holy matrimony on November 12th 2011.
Both Enoch and Jessica have been maturing and growing in the Lord. The Lord began filling their quiver with Jireh in May 2015, Jedidiah in June 2017, the twins, Adino and Benaiah in December 2018, and currently awaiting the arrival of a baby girl in early April 2020.
"We're just looking to glorify God as a Family and fulfill the great commission at the same time."