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Our Team

CS Tang - Senior Pastor

CS led the planting of Cornerstone in 1994 and has been the team leader since. He has particular oversight over the Eastwood congregation where he preaches regularly. CS did his theological studies at Moore College and the Presbyterian Theological Centre (now called Christ College) in Sydney. CS is married to Lyn and has two children, Bethany and Brendan. He enjoys good movies and dissecting them afterwards for meaning – though Inception continues to stump him! He listens to music that the rest of the family hates. He loves sports, especially on TV. CS is a board member of The Gospel Coalition Australia and sits on the executive committee. He is also a board member of City to City Australia.
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Mark Powell - Associate Pastor

Mark joined Cornerstone in 2007 to lead the ministry at Concord. Mark now leads the Strathfield congregation. Mark is married to Angie and they have six children: Joshua, Hannah, Luke, Benjamin, Thomas and Noah. Previously Mark served in Wee Waa for seven years. Besides spending time with his kids, Mark really enjoys bike riding, eating out and going on long walks with his wife. He is passionate about God’s word and communicating its life changing riches in a clear and challenging way.
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Steven Soldatos - Associate Pastor

Steven joined Cornerstone in July 2012 with an oversight at the Rhodes congregation. Steven is married to Hayley and by God’s grace they have 3 awesome kids. Prior to coming to Cornerstone, Steven and Hayley ministered for 9 and a half years in South West Rocks on the NSW North Coast. Steve loves Jesus and everything he encompasses. He wants to help you love and serve Jesus as well.
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Dan Au - Associate Pastor

Dan joined Cornerstone in 2016 to lead the church plant at Homebush Bay. After working in the IT industry for a few years he did ministry training at the University of New South Wales. He completed his B.Div(Hons) at Moore Theological College, furthered his studies at Christ College, and is currently completing an MA (Ministry). Dan is married to Fayette and has three noisy fun kids. He is passionate firstly about Jesus, preaching from the Bible that connects with real people, and equipping the whole church to love, serve and grow each other. Dan usually orders strong lattes.

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Simon Wong - Associate Pastor

Simon joined Cornerstone in 2019 to oversee the congregation at Concord. He was raised in a Catholic family and became a Christian in his first year of work. After working in the IT industry for a few years, he completed a church ministry apprenticeship and then graduated with a Bachelor of Theology from Christ College. Simon is a husband to Stephanie and father to Toby. He loves spending time with his family, belting out tunes at Karaoke and sneaker shopping!

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David King - PA to the Pastors and Session Clerk

David has been a part of Cornerstone since its beginnings and currently worships with his family at Eastwood. He is the go to person for all the administration for Cornerstone and if he doesn’t have an answer will usually know where to find it. When he is not in the office he is usually playing taxi driver for one of his kids. David enjoys reading Christian books and spending quality time with his wife.

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Ruth Lee - Women's Youth Worker

Ruth began working as an Early Childhood Teacher for a few years then she did ministry training with St Pauls Carlingford and completed a Bachelor of Theology at Moore Theological College. Ruth loves being able to disciple and train the female youth leaders at CY and also loves decorating with fairy lights at any chance she gets! Ruth usually orders soy lattes. 
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Graham Bae - Men's Youth Worker

After studying Computer Science, a stint at IBM and a few years of freelance web development and running an online business, Graham completed a Bachelor of Theology at Sydney Missionary and Bible College. 

Graham is passionate about preaching and teaching the Bible, and in his spare time he hangs out with his wife and cat, studies Italian, cheers for Juventus and listens to podcasts at 1.5x speed but still can't get through them all.

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Gordon Fay - Operations Manager

Gordon (Joe) is responsible for financial, commercial and compliance administration. Together with his wife Virginia, and two children, Nathaniel and Keshia, they have been active members of Cornerstone’s ministry since 1994. Gordon and Virginia currently worship at our newest Homebush Bay church plant. After many years in senior management roles, Gordon desires to use his extensive corporate experience and skills to serve and further God’s kingdom. For recreation, he likes to follow sport, spend time with the family and marvel at God’s creation on 4WD and camping trips.

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The Elders

Cornerstone is led by a team of elders who work together with the ministers on the pastoral direction and vision of the whole church. They also take responsibility for the pastoral care of their individual congregations.

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