Rusty Hutson, Lead Pastor

Rusty is an ordained Elder within the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. At Cornerstone he is responsible for leading our church toward fulfilling the great commission by leading people to know and serve Jesus.

Dustin AdamsDirector of Worship Ministry

Dustin’s objective for his role is to lead people to worship Jesus through song and live a lifestyle that reflects those songs. He’s responsible for planning, executing and pioneering the worship component at Cornerstone.

Jack Fisher, Director of Operations

As Director of Operations, Jack is responsible for working with the staff on a daily basis. He is also responsible for community groups and our efforts in serving Uganda.

Scott FillmerDirector of Communications

Scott is responsible for the communications efforts at Cornerstone. He leads the communications team in graphic design, marketing, and social media to ensure Cornerstone is well represented to both our church family and the community.

Marcus Popenfoose,  Director of Youth Ministry

Marcus is responsible for overseeing all of the Youth Ministry events - weekly gatherings, hangouts, and mission trips while supporting both Cornerstone’s youth and reaching youth in the community.

Nate Robinson,  Building and Grounds Specialist

Nate is responsible for the cleanliness of the building and its overall . He also helps set up for any events held inside the church throughout the week along  with making sure the building is clean for Sundays and the upcoming week

Aimee Northrup, Elementary Ministry Coordinator

Aimee serves as the Elementary Ministry Coordinator and leads our Rock City CornerstoneKids ministry.


Pat Bethea, Pastor of CAre and Connections

Pat is responsible for Pastoral Care, Connect Class and Local Mission at Cornerstone. He focuses on those in need of prayer, those wanting to take next steps in their faith and/or joining Cornerstone Church, and fostering relationships with our local mission partners.

Lynn Blount, Administrative Assistant

Lynn is responsible for all things that involve people of Cornerstone by assisting the pastors, as well as other ministry areas of the church. When you call the church office or drop by, she will most likely be the first person you see.

Julia Farrow, Communications &Guest Services Coordinator

Julia’s coordinates weekly communication pieces via the website and social media while giving leadership to our Sunday morning guest services teams.

Jill Harris, Director of Children’s Ministries

Jill oversees our CornerstoneKids ministry areas of Pebble Path (birth - 5 years old) and Rock City (kindergarten - 5th grade).

Lee Cadden, Associate Pastor of Teaching

Lee is responsible for leading our College Ministry, Intern and Residency programs, and Cornerstone’s partnership in Nicaragua. Lee is also a member of our teaching team and serves as Associate Pastor alongside Pat Bethea.


Franklin Baxter, Building superintendent

Franklin maintains the buildings function by performing routine maintenance to systems as necessary while continually keeping them at top working condition in order to provide an ideal worship experience for members and guests.

Emily Waugh, Early Childhood Ministry Coordinator 

Emily serves as the Early Childhood Ministry Coordinator and leads our volunteers and families in Pebble Path.

Amy Baxter, Director of Foundations

Amy Baxter is the Director of Foundations Preschool here at Cornerstone Church. She and her family have attended Cornerstone for 15 years. She has worked for Foundations since 2009.