God saved and changed Bill Godair’s life at age fifteen one night in a high school gym. Bill immediately got involved in church. Over the next few years he became a youth pastor and co-pastor, then God called him to move from St. Louis, MO to Salisbury, NC to be a lead pastor.
Bishop Godair started Cornerstone, a diverse church, in 1986. Over the last 31 years Bishop Godair has given his blood, sweat, and tears here.
Tina is a creative lady with a background from the corporate world. Tina leads Girlfriends, Cornerstone’s women’s ministry.
She talks openly about her failed first marriage, her being a single mother for seven years, and the tragic loss of her seven-year-old daughter. She believes that no matter anyone’s background or mistakes, God has a great plan for them.
John and his wife Lisa joined Cornerstone in 2017. John is a 35 year corporate executive with 20 years of ministry training and experience. John’s passion is to equip and develop men to love the Jesus, lead their families , and be accountable for their outcomes.
George leads and oversees our Hispanic congregation. He has been in ministry for 30 years. George is passionate about preaching the Gospel and reaching people wherever they are on their journey of knowing God.
George loves to have fun. No matter where he’s at or what he’s doing, he’s going to have a good time.
Calvin moved to North Carolina in 1998, and he joined our pastoral team shortly thereafter. Calvin married his wife, Jennifer, in 2003. Since then, God has blessed them with three awesome sons: Shaun, Max, and Lucas.
Damita Wilder is a native of North Carolina (Smithfield). She served as an ordained pastor for 26 years and has held many other positions within the church and community. To date, she is the only non-staff/student to receive an award for work with African-American students at Western Carolina University.
She is the mother of three daughters, grandmother of one granddaughter and two grandsons. The great grandmother of 7 (2 girls and 5 boys).