The Bible calls for each church to be led by elders, a group of men elected from the congregation. The elders are called to shepherd, teach, and pray for the church.
Doug Tharp, Senior Pastor
Doug came to Cornerstone Presbyterian in August 2016. Before that, he lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he met his wife of ten years, Nicole. They have two energetic boys—Simon, 5, and Jude, 3. Doug attended University of Northern Colorado for his undergrad in secondary education (History), and received his Masters of Divinity from New Geneva Theological Seminary. Prior to Cornerstone, Doug was the Pastor of Young Adult ministry at Village Seven Presbyterian Church for five years, where he oversaw young adult, membership, and adult education ministries.
Doug enjoys hanging out with friends and neighbors, playing board and card games, and reading. Some of his biggest influences have been Jerry Bridges, Mark Bates (former senior pastor), Jason and Kara Tippetts (church planters), Paul Tripp and Bryan Chapell.
Nick Cirino, Community Formation Pastor
Nick came to Cornerstone in Sept 2017. He is originally from Southern Chester County, PA. He met his wife, Rachel, while they were living in Philadelphia. Nick attended Westminster Theological Seminary and worked on staff at Tenth Presbyterian Church during his final year. After graduating seminary, Nick and Rachel moved to Tampa, FL where Nick was a pastoral intern for 3 years at Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church. Their children, Blake and Alexa, were both born in Tampa.
At Cornerstone Nick oversees community groups, youth, and assimilation.
Nick loves to cook and is unreasonably passionate about tacos. His three favorite books are The Westminster Larger Catechism: A Commentary by J.G. Vos, Sacred Rhetoric by R. L. Dabney, and Elements of Style by Strunk and White.
The Bible also calls for each church to have deacons (1 Tim 3). While elders govern the church, deacons minister to the physical needs of the church. They care for the members of the church, organize mercy efforts, and watch over the church property.
Deacons: Kevin Chamberlin, Todd Davis, Todd Flickinger, Anthony Gust, Martin McDermott, Richard Orlemann
If you would like to get in contact with the deacons, please email the office.