Bruce was born in Baltimore Maryland where he attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. As a young man through God’s grace he captured my heart and became a Christian. After graduation I worked briefly as a draftsmen for Maryland Steel Products Company. As I continued to grow in faith in the Lord, I had an opportunity to serve my Country and enlisted after the 1969 “Tet Offensive”, I joined the Marine Corps, serving two years active duty and four years in the reserve. Following being discharged from the Marine Corps, I went to school at University of Maryland. After three years of study, I left school and worked as a police officer for the Baltimore County Police Department. After several years, I resigned from the department, due to a rare opportunity where I purchased my first of several horse farms where I bred and raised Thoroughbred Race Horses. For the next eighteen years I worked on my farms in Carroll County Maryland, Bel-Air Maryland and Cecil County Maryland. It was during this time where I really grew in the Lord and became very active in Church. I met my wife, Margaret in 1987 in Houston Texas, and we were Married in Houston, in November 1987. We will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this November. Moving from Texas to Maryland, we have lived over the years in Landenberg Pa. and the last ten years in Newark Delaware. We have a daughter Sarah Christine who is a freshman at Westminster Choir College, in Princeton, NJ. where she is studying music with a major in vocal, and plans to teach after graduation. The past 18 years I have faithfully served at Cornerstone in a number of ministries. Serving as an Elder for the past seventeen years, and as Clerk of Session the last six years.
Billy Haines (Teaching Elder)
Pastor Billy grew up in the small town of Milford, Delaware. In 1999, he heard the Gospel for the first time at a youth retreat. It was at the closing ceremonies for this retreat that he also met his future wife, Laura. (It was a great weekend) Six months later he was a freshman at the University of Delaware where he got involved with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and also found a great Church-Cornerstone! He was drawn to the church primarily because of the convicting, practical peaching and vibrant community. After graduating college, he married his college sweet heart and became and eighth grade science teacher at a local public school During this time, he and Laura served as youth group volunteers at Cornerstone. Through experiences like this, he began to sense the Lord’s calling into vocational ministry and in response, enrolled as a part-time student at Westminster Seminary and became a campus pastor with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at the University of Delaware. He graduated seminary with an M.Div. in 2010 and was ordained in the PCA in 2014. Billy and Laura have three children and live in Newark, Delaware.
I was born and raised in Newark, Delaware. My family went to church frequently, but we never really spoke about God at home. When I was in elementary school we started attending a church where the gospel was preached. When I was eight years old, I heard the gospel in a way that I understood and I believed it. I prayed with one of the Sunday school teachers that day. Since that time, God has drawn me closer to himself.
When I entered fifth grade, my parents began sending me to Christian school. I am thankful for the eight years of Christian education that I received. When I graduated from high school, I decided to attend the University of Delaware. While at UD, I got involved with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. It was during these years where I was challenged in my faith and I grew more deeply in my relationship with Christ.
After college, I was also very involved with Young Life, an outreach mission to unchurched high school students. It was there that I met my wife Danica, while leading together at the same school. We have been married for 15 years. God has blessed us with three children, Annabelle (10), Gavin (8), and Emma (4).
I am fortunate to work in a career that I love. After college, I worked in the banking industry for 13 years. As I advanced in my career, I became more and more dissatisfied with what I was doing. I switched careers and I am now teaching high school mathematics at Wilmington Christian School.
Tim grew up in the best neighborhood in the world in a small development in Ellicott City, Maryland. He has and always will love sports of all kinds, especially those played in the backyard. Tim graduated from Towson University with a degree in Physical Education, and taught school for several years before accepting a full-time calling in ministry with Cornerstone in 2002. Tim married up, to the incredible Julie Dallwig, and they have four amazing, and beautiful and sometimes silly girls. Tim also as a MA degree from Westminster Seminary in Biblical Counseling. He enjoys working with the teens and people at Cornerstone, struggling together to love God and love others.
My wife Gail and I have been here at Cornerstone since 2005. Previously, we have been active in several PCA churches, where I helped establish evangelism training ministries. Here at Cornerstone, it has been my privilege to teach Sunday school classes on evangelism, apologetics and church history. Along with leading a home group and serving as a ruling elder since 2011. Occupationally I was a high school history teacher teacher and coach in Delaware for 30 years. Currently I manage a small business in Wilmington, Delaware. Gail and I married in 1970, raised two children and now have five grandchildren. My Christian walk began in 1985. It was then that I transferred my trust for eternal life from my own works to what Jesus did for me at the Cross. The works and salvation of the Mormon Church that I was raised in and believed, was no match for the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jules was born in Wilmington Delaware, part of a large Italian family. With his brothers and sisters, he attended Catholic schools and church through his high school years. Following his father and grandfather, he became a third generation thoroughbred racehorse trainer. Since 1994 Jules has overseen Vicmead Hunt Club and Bidermann Golf Course as their Facilities Manager. It was at Delaware Park that Jules met his wife Terrie in 1977. Their love for horses and each other culminated in their marriage in 1980. Jules and Terrie have two married children, a son and a daughter. Through God’s amazing grace, Jules was led to saving faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ in 1985. Jules came to Cornestone with his family while while we were still meeting at the “Barn” in 1995. He has loved serving God and Others in: Christian Service Brigade for over 25 years, as a Deacon at Cornerstone, and in most recent years as a Ruling Elder.
Although I was raised in a Christian home, my Christianity was all “head knowledge” until I graduated from college. It was then that Christ’s love changed my heart as well and became life changing to me. I met my wife, Gail while we both worked as volunteer leaders for Young Life in several high schools in Delaware County. We were married in 1977 and just celebrated our 39th I work as a chemist for 3M.
Gail and I have been involved in numerous ministries through the years, often working as partners. In addition to Young Life, we were also volunteer leaders for Youth for Christ for a short time when we first moved to Delaware. We were also involved in teaching 5th and 6th grade Sunday School, Junior Church, and led Junior High Youth Ministry at Evangelical Presbyterian Church. I have been a Deacon for both EP Church as well as Cornerstone working primarily in the area of Mercy Ministries; have led a home group for several years and have been involved in Cornerstone’s Music Ministry for 19 years. We also enjoy housing international students from the English Language Institute at the University of Delaware. We use this as an opportunity to share the gospel and show God’s love to students from all over the world.
Our younger son, Jeff, attends Cornerstone as well and is involved as an usher and in the Nursery. Our older son, Brian, died 18 years ago at the age of 18. The struggles we went through with Brian’s addiction and death resulted in both a stronger marriage and a more urgent desire to minister to others and help those who have suffered through significant loss.
I hope to approach this office with a heart of humility and a love for the people of this congregation.
Dan grew up in a Christian home and came to faith very early in his life and had the blessing of a Christian education. Dan attended Cairn University (Philadelphia College of Bible) and graduated in 1990. Dan served as a youth pastor at Community Bible Church in Glenolden, PA. After graduation, Dan briefly attended Capital Bible Seminary. After graduating college, he married Sue (friend from high school and college sweet heart) and began working for Verizon. Dan pursued a career in technology and cyber security. Dan and Sue have five children and live in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania.
I grew up in Mechanicsburg, PA. Although our family attended church, I never trusted Christ for my salvation until college at the University of Delaware. It was then that I first realized that my “good works” gain me nothing in the sight of God. I met my wife Jen in college and we have been married since 1994. We have four children (Maddie, Marshall, Morgan and Mitchell). We currently live in Newark, Delaware.
I grew up in York, PA, attending church weekly with my family. From an early age, I desired to serve God and wanted to do what is right. As I faced personal challenges growing up I wrestled with my goodness, while also working through the truth claims of Christianity intellectually. As a college student, I found solid reasons for faith, and found the Lord to be a real God of grace and truth, realizing that though I could never fully do what was right, Christ has accomplished all of that for us who trust him.
I found the local church to be a home of grace, peace, and truth for all the challenges of life among God’s people.
My wife Amy and I have been married 25 years now. We have four children, Adam (married and out on his own), Josh, Peter, and Emily, I have served on the missions’ committee and with the boy’s ministries at Cornerstone. I love being part of, and serving, God’s family at Cornerstone.
There is a catechism question which asks: “what is my only hope in life in death”, where the answer is “that I am not my own, but belong to my faithful savior, Jesus Christ.” I trust God to make this only hope in Christ the resounding theme of my life.
I was born in into a Christian family and am very thankful for the strong Christian heritage that has been passed down through my extended family. I have known Christ’s love and forgiveness from an early age. I attended Christian school and was then homeschooled through my high school years. I graduated from the University of Delaware where I was involved with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. Since the age of twelve I have had the privilege of working with my dad and grandfather in the family construction business and have participated in the building of many local churches and schools including Cornerstone.
I did not grow up in a Christian home, but was taken to Sunday school as a child. I was convicted and saved at the age of 16 by God’s grace and love. The Lord used my youth leader, Ralph Trout, to bring the Gospel to me. Ralph was my mentor and my friend. I served the Lord as a youth leader and Sunday school teacher of all ages at Bethany Orthodox Presbyterian Church. I became a ruling elder at this church in 1984 and served in the position for eighteen years. I was elected as a Ruling Elder at Cornerstone in 2004. The Lord has given me the opportunity to teach adult Sunday school and lead a home group. Also, I serve on the Presbytery Credentials Committee and serve on the Board of the Prison Outreach of Delaware. Also, I am blessed to be serving on the search committee for a new Associate pastor.
Eileen and I retired from our Infectious Disease practice 2 years ago and have appreciated the blessing of being able to serve our family and church with our additional time. We’ve been members at Cornerstone for about 20 years and have enjoyed participating in Home Groups and other ministries. Currently, we’re involved in Session, Home Groups, ESL, Men’s and Women’s Ministry, Family Promise and Pulpit Search Committee. Our callings are similar in one-on-one relationships and small groups, as well as reaching out to our culturally diverse community.