STAFF AND LEADERSHIP

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JEFF BUCHHOLZ

Lead Pastor

Pastor Jeff is a passionate speaker and has a desire to make Jesus famous in Kona and throughout the world. He attended Liberty Univerisity and received his masters through Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His wife Debi and family have been a blessing to him in ministry. A favorite verse and prayer of Jeff's are found in Psalm 19:14, "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer."

BOB & JUNE DUFFER

Pastor Emeritus & Church Clerk

Bob and his wife June have been in the islands since the late 1960’s. During these years he has served as a pastor, interim pastor, and director of missions for two island associations. Bob has a heart for missions and church planting, assisting a number of churches in beginning new works even in his retirement years.

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BRIAN INABA

Congregational Care Ministry

Brian was born and raised in Kona, and graduated from Konawaena High School. After moving to Washington for college and to start his career, Brian returned to Kona and has been here ever since. He and his wife Dawn have two children. He accepted the Lord in 1985 and has been a member of Cornerstone since 1988. Brian’s favorite Christian music artist is Chris Tomlin. Asked about his favorite Bible verse, Brian responds with Philippians 4:13: I can do all through Christ who strengthens me.

RILEY SAITO

Facilities Manager

Riley grew up in Pearl City. He had been a believer for some time, but it wasn’t until he came to see his son playing trumpet in a worship service that Riley gave himself fully to the Lord. He has been serving at Cornerstone ever since. His favorite verse is Proverbs 16:3: Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established. Riley’s love for worship music has led to him playing piano each week as a member of the praise team.

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DEBBIE SAITO

Finance/Treasurer

In addition to keeping the books straight for Cornerstone, Debbie also sings in the praise team. Her favorite Scripture verse is John 14:6: Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.” When she’s not busy serving around the church or at work, Debbie likes playing tennis and golf, sailing, and gardening.

DONALD STANLEY

Worship Pastor

My name is Donald Stanley, I am a follower of Christ and have been following Him for most of my life. I am married to Ericka Stanley. We have been married for 26 years as we have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. My life is directed through our Lord Jesus and I strive to live by the Word of God. My main goal in life is to fulfill God’s plan by reaching out to the unsaved people of the world in all ways God leads. God has called us to be fishers of men and that’s what I feel He has called me to do. One of my favorite verses is Matt. 28:19-20. I am pleased to serve our Lord Jesus Christ.

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DIANE DANIEL

Outreach Ministry

Diane was born and raised on the leeward side of Oahu, the ninth of ten children born to Kelso Carter Daniel and Ruth Fern Kapahu. Diane served with the Mission Service Corps from 1998 to 2005 in American Samoa. She returned to Hawaii in 2005, where she has led outreach at Cornerstone for the last five years. Diane has three grown children and nine grandchildren. She enjoys gardening and loves to sew. Her favorite Scripture passage is Matthew 7:25-34, which reminds her to not worry, but to put her trust in God

 

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74-4972 Kealakaa St,

Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

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