- We invite people to come as they are-we will share the truth in love, but we will trust the Spirit of God to do the changing in people’s lives…and we will offer hope not condemnation

- We long to be a motley crew…people from all ethnicities, backgrounds etc. who are united under the same DNA--- Divine Truth (Presence), Nurturing Relationships, Apostolic Mission, and committed to the same PAGES of ministry (Prayer, Accountability, Giving, Extending, Service)

- Our goal is to be Christ centered and community focused

- Biblical balance is important to us…we want to keep the most important things most important and secondary things secondary; we want be a Great Commandment and Great Commission church

- We strive for excellence, but we are not up tight about perfection. We want to offer our best in the power of the Holy Spirit consistent with our gifts and passions, but we also want to be very authentic about our hurts, struggles etc. We long to be a body that does not gossip

- Missions is our middle name - we measure success more by our sending capacity than our seating capacity. We want to speak in the heart language of our target audiences

- Transformation is our bottom line - changed lives is what it’s all about. That means application is a must in what we share. Our goal isn’t to know a lot about God, but to know God!

- Serving out there is as important as serving in here. Our most important ministries may well be in our spheres of influence versus the four walls of the church

- We would rather light a candle than curse the darkness. Rather than resemble or react to issues we want to redeem them by building bridges to the hope available in Christ

- We know that you can’t live the Christian life in your own strength. We long for everyone to increasingly live their lives in the power of the Holy Spirit!



Peter Rufener

Lead Pastor

Peter has served as Lead Pastor at Cornerstone since September 1, 2020.  Peter Rufener has been married for 25 years and has three kids.  He graduated from Toccoa Falls College and has been in pastoral ministry over 22 years.  During that time he has served in three different churches in Michigan before coming back to Ohio and joining the Cornerstone Family.  



Discipleship and Connections Pastor - Email Brock

Brock grew up at Cornerstone and has been a part of the church dating back to its former location on Smeltzer Road. He graduated from Cedarville University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with degrees in Biblical Studies and Theology and loves to teach God's word.  After teaching several years at Cedarville University, Brock returned to Cornerstone and Marion County, where he helps run his family farm.  He loves being with his wife Melissa, sons Brogan and Elliot, and daughter Kinlee.



Worship and Care Pastor

Email Matt

Matt has been a part of ministry at Cornerstone since 2007. In 2014, he took on a full-time role in worship ministry in addition to assisting with care ministry. He is humbled to be on this life-long adventure of chasing after God's heart in worship and working to strengthen relationships within the body of Christ. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, he and his wife, Amy, moved to the Marion area to pursue an education opportunity and to be close to family. They are blessed with and have the responsibility to raise five children: Asa, Iris, Eva, Eli, and Olive. Matt is currently studying in the LEAD Program as part of his ordination studies. 

Scott Mason-Community Crisis Care Coordinator-Email Scott

Jenny Lust-Youth Ministry-Email Jenny

Carrie Mason-Children's Ministry-Email Carrie

Lois Smith-Facility Manager-Email Lois

Sue Foley-Office Financial Assistant-Email Sue

Tim Smith - County Jail Chaplain - Email Tim



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Join us Sunday Mornings:

9 am or 10:45 am for Worship Gatherings


Cornerstone Alliance is a part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance network of churches. More information on the Alliance can be found at cmalliance.org

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Marion, OH 43302




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