Thomas & Starla Saali

Lead Pastors


Thomas and Starla Saali are in their 24th year as Pastors of Cornerstone Church of the Assemblies of God. Pastor Saali is a dynamic preacher, a visionary leader, and a genuine man of God who seeks to be in tune with the Holy Spirit at all times. He loves God passionately and loves people authentically. Starla serves Cornerstone as the Worship Leader and is excellent at following the leading of the Holy Spirit in our worship services. Together, they are a wonderful ministry team who have loved and led many people to Christ over the years.


Tom and Starla met at SAGU and were married in 1986. They are the proud parents of Bethany & Ben Theiring and Nathan Saali. They love being Papa & Nana to Carson, Olivia and Caraline.

Tom has the great joy of serving as the Presbyter for the Tyler Section of the North Texas District of the Assemblies of God.


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Dustin & Lawren Phillips

Associate Pastors & Children's Pastors


Dustin is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and serves Cornerstone as the full time Associate Pastor & Children's Pastor. Dustin and Lawren started attending Cornerstone in 2006 and became the children's pastors in January of 2009. They are "kid magnets" who do an excellent job of loving and leading the kids to Christ. 


Dustin and Lawren met at college in 2005 and were married three years later. They are the proud parents of Kathleen, James, Eva, and Silas.

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Josue Barcenas
Youth Pastor

Josh has been very involved in youth ministry leadership at Cornerstone since 2015, and became Youth Pastor in 2017. He is also a vital part of a praise and worship team and is a phenomenal drummer.

Josh is a great guy with a big heart of love for God, for students, and for the whole church family.

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