meet the staff


  • BOBBY AND STEPHANIE MARKS

    Senior Pastor

    Bobby Marks has been Senior Pastor at Cornerstone Church for over 25 years. He, along with his wife Stephanie, pioneered the non-denominational church in November of 1992. Pastor Bobby graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, OK, in 1991 with an emphasis in pastoral ministry. He also earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama in 1981. Bobby and Stephanie have been married since 1982 and have three children.

  • NIGEL AND TRACY ARNOLD

    Student Ministry Pastors

    Nigel was saved very early in life at the age of 5. He felt called to telling people about Jesus even as a toddler when he would consistently ask anybody he could what team they were for, “God or the Devil?” He pursued this call at Rhema Bible Training College from 2010 to 2012 where he graduated with a focus in Biblical Studies. Nigel worked on staff at Kenneth Hagin Ministries and ministered in their Prayer and Healing school where He saw God’s supernatural Hand in operation. Nigel has a deep desire to see young people come to know who God is, and how He designed each one of them with a specific purpose in mind. He started out ministering to youth in 2004 in Tuscaloosa while attending the University of Alabama. He graduated from that University with a bachelor’s degree in Operations Management. He is a father of 3 beautifully bright boys and husband to Tracy Arnold.    


  • MICHAEL AND ELISABETH MARKS

    Children's Ministry Directors

    Michael and Elisabeth Marks are graduates of Troy University and have been married since 2011. They have two children, Mary Katherine and Benjamin. Michael and Elisabeth have almost 15 years of volunteering experience at Cornerstone, with 10 of those years being in the Children's Ministry. They believe in the life changing power of God's Word and want to create a fun and exciting environment where children can experience His love and power for themselves.

  • GARY GRIFFIN, JR

    Media Ministry Director

    Gary, along with his wife Susan, have been partners of Cornerstone since 2008 and have been actively involved in both the media and children's ministries. Gary has a diverse background with experience in video production, graphic design, information technology, and more. Gary believes in using the gifts that God gives you for His glory and to help engage others in God's Word. Gary and Susan have four children: Taylor, Leaton, David, and Paul.

  • LIsa lingo

    Bookkeeper

    Lisa Lingo graduated from The University of Alabama in 2006 with a bachelor's degree. She has served on staff as the bookkeeper since 2010. Lisa believes that we are all called to serve and help in a local church body, and no matter what the job, it is necessary and important. She is married to Cary Lingo.