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Thomas & Starla Saali

Lead Pastors

Thomas and Starla Saali are in their 29th 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 & Youth Pastors


Dustin is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and serves Cornerstone as the full time Associate Pastor & Youth Pastor. Dustin and Lawren started attending Cornerstone in 2006 and served as the children's pastors from January 2009 through January 2023, at which point they transitioned into full time Youth ministry.

Dustin also ministers to the gaming community online weekly through live-streaming Bible studies, prayer, and gaming on Twitch and YouTube.


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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