Our Team

Who We Are

Meet Our Leadership

Phil & Meredith Ryburn - Lead Pastors

Phil and Meredith Ryburn serve as the Lead Pastors at Cornerstone Church. After spending a decade in various roles, they were installed as Lead Pastors in October 2019. 

The couple met in Sydney, Australia, where Phil grew up, and where both attended Bible College. Then in 2012, they married in Hawaii - chosen for its beautiful beaches, and strategic proximity to both sets of families. 

Phil and Meredith believe they have been created to serve and are committed to continual improvement. Their marriage is full of laughter, purpose, and a relentless pursuit of Biblical Justice. 

Together they are raising their children in Northwest Ohio. Family time involves being outdoors as much as is possible as they explore the Metroparks, savoring the region’s growing cafe culture, and enjoying the adventure of where God leads each day.

Michael & Kathi Pitts - Founding Pastors

Bishop Michael and Pastor Kathi Pitts were married in 1984 and began their journey of ministry together right away.

Since founding Cornerstone Church in 1986, the couple has also started the Cornerstone Global Network of churches and ministry leaders. This connected network has grown to over 100 churches throughout the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, the UK, and South Africa. For the better part of the last 30 years, this ministry couple have led churches, pastors and leaders into their calling.

While they transitioned out of local leadership of Cornerstone Church in 2019, Michael and Kathi continue to live in Toledo, OH. As they continue pivoting into the assignment that God is leading them to next, they always have time for their children, Meredith and Stephen, and growing family of grandchildren.

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