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Our leadership

Cornerstone’s leadership structure is patterned after the New Testament.  We acknowledge Jesus Christ as the head of the church.  Accordingly, our congregation depends on His guidance in appointing elders and deacons.  The elders (also called pastors) are responsible under Jesus to feed and lead the church.  The deacons are responsible to serve the congregation so that the elders can concentrate on prayer and teaching the Word.

Cornerstone is led by a pastor and two deacons.

Pastor:  Elijah Martinovici (MDiv, SMBC) is a well-experienced pastor and Bible translator.  He first came to Australia as a refugee fleeing religious persecution in Romania.  Elijah has been associated with Cornerstone for more than two years — first as a missionary, and now as pastor.  He, and his wife, Maria, are respected for their commitment to God’s Word and hospitality for God’s people.  Elijah was inducted as Cornerstone’s first full time pastor in April, 2013.

Deacon: Cosmin Vonu served as a deacon at Sola Scriptura Baptist Church (Romanian) before coming to Cornerstone together with Pastor Elijah.  He manages the technical aspects of the worship services — audio, video and recording.

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