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2022 CONFERENCE: 
THE GREAT COMMISSION

CORNERSTONE
NETWORK
CONFERENCE

2022

4

PLENARY SESSIONS

3

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

15

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

2

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

SEPT 30 | OCT 1

 Begins 6:30pm | Ends 4:30pm

1st

DAY

6:30pm-7pm

Reception

7pm-8pm

Aaron O'Kelley
“The Great Commission and the Story of Cornerstone's Pastoral Apprenticeship”

8:10pm-9pm

Cornerstone Elders:
A Panel Discussion

2nd

DAY

9am-10am

Ray Van Neste
“The Great Commission and the Churches of West Tennessee” 

10:10am-11am

West Tennessee Pastors 

A Panel Discussion

11am-1pm
Breakout Sessions & Lunch

1:05pm-2:05pm

Pastors/Planters sent out by Cornerstone

A Panel Discussion

2:15pm-3:15pm

Pastors' Wives

A Panel Discussion

3:30pm-4:30pm

Christopher Ortiz

"From Jackson to Brooklyn: A Story of Being Trained, Sent, and Supported"

OPTIONAL

Logan Smith, a pastor sent out from Cornerstone to Plattsburg, NY, will be preaching on Oct. 2nd at our Sunday morning service following the conference. You are welcome to stay and attend. 

Schedule

THE GREAT COMMISSION

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ABOUT

The Cornerstone Network exists to promote church-based theological and pastoral training for the purpose of strengthening, revitalizing, and planting biblical churches.

As a ministry of the Cornerstone Network, our fall conference has three main goals: Encouragement, Instruction, and Connection

We seek to gather like-minded brothers and sisters, many of whom are in the trenches of local church ministry, for the sake of mutual encouragement. The joy of coming together to form new relationships or nurture old ones is a joy that aids us all in the ongoing task of ministry, reminding us that we are co-laborers in a shared vision who serve a great Savior.

 

We seek to provide helpful instruction that will aid our attendees in the task of ministry. The wisdom of seasoned pastors, church planters, and others is a treasure we want to share.

 

We seek to forge connections that will strengthen ministry partnerships. Cornerstone Community Church has been training and sending out leaders through our pastoral apprenticeship program for over a decade now, and it is our desire to expand the connections of ministry partnership to a wider circle of like-minded churches and individuals. We hope these connections will strengthen our ministry partners through the supports of prayer, finances, and personal presence, all for the sake of making disciples of Jesus Christ.

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ABOUT

Meet The SPEAKERS

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Aaron O'Kelley

Aaron O’Kelley serves as a pastor to Cornerstone Community Church (cccjackson.org) and directs the church’s pastoral apprenticeship. He holds a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Southern Seminary. Aaron and his wife Joni have three children.

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Christopher Ortiz

Christopher Ortiz serves as pastor of Grace Baptist Church (gbcbk.org) in Brooklyn, New York. He is currently pursuing the M.Div. degree from Southern Seminary. He was trained for ministry and ordained by Cornerstone Community Church. He also served as a pastoral intern at North Shore Baptist Church in Queens, New York, under the supervision of Pastor Ed Moore. Christopher and his wife Sarah have three children.

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Ray Van Neste

Ray Van Neste (PhD, University of Aberdeen) serves as dean and professor of biblical studies in the School of Theology and Missions at Union University, where he has taught since 2001. He has served in pastoral roles in Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Scotland, and has published in the areas of biblical studies, pastoral ministry, and church history. Ray and his wife, Tammie, have 6 children and are members of First Baptist Church of Jackson, TN.

Meet The Panelists

Lee Tankersly

Lee Tankersley

Lee Tankersley has served as a pastor to Cornerstone Community Church (cccjackson.org) since 1999. He holds a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Southern Seminary. During his tenure as pastor the entire canon of Scripture has been preached to the congregation, including numerous sections now more than once. Lee and his wife Lili have four children.

Timothy O'Day

Timothy O'Day

Timothy O’Day planted Christ Fellowship (cfcutah.org) in Lehi, Utah, near Salt Lake City, where he continues to serve as a pastor. He holds the M.Div. from Southern Seminary. He was trained for ministry and ordained by Cornerstone Community Church. Timothy and his wife Haley have four children. You can support the work of Christ Fellowship here.

Tom Fox

Tom Fox

Tom Fox serves on the pastoral staff of Cornerstone Community Church (cccjackson.org). He holds the M.Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and formerly served as a missionary to Eastern Europe with the International Mission Board. Tom and his wife Tammy have two children and six grandchildren.

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Tammy Fox

Tammy is a member of Cornerstone Community Church, where her husband, Tom, serves on the pastoral staff. She and Tom are former IMB missionaries to eastern Europe. In addition, Tammy is a retired elementary school teacher. She enjoys serving in various ministries at Cornerstone. Tom and Tammy have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. 

Michael Lee

Michael Lee

Michael Lee serves as pastor of Sardis Baptist Church (sbcsardis.org) in Sardis, TN, and also teaches upper school humanities at Augustine School in Jackson, TN. He holds the M.Div. from Southern Seminary. He was trained and ordained to ministry by Cornerstone Community Church. Michael and his wife Ashton have three children.

Michael Spain

Michael Spain

Michael Spain planted Grace and Peace Baptist Church in Milan, TN, where he continues to serve as pastor. He holds the Ph.D. in Preaching from Southeastern Seminary. He was ordained to ministry by Cornerstone Community Church. Michael and his wife, Pettra, have four children and a daughter-in-law. You can support Michael’s work here by selecting “Give to Milan Church Plant”.

Zach Wylie

Zach Wylie

Zach Wylie serves as pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Crockett Mills, TN. He holds a B.A. in Christian Studies from Union University and continues to pursue the M.Div. degree from Southern Seminary. He was trained and ordained to ministry by Cornerstone Community Church. Zach and his wife MaryAnn have two children.

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Lili Tankersley

Lili Tankersley is a member of Cornerstone Community Church. Her husband Lee is a pastor at Cornerstone, and they have four children. Lili cares for the kids and works part-time teaching piano and guitar lessons.

John Winfree

John Winfree

John Winfree serves as a pastor to Cornerstone Community Church (cccjackson.org). A graduate of Union University, John teaches upper school humanities at Augustine School (augustineschool.org) in Jackson, Tennessee, a classical Christian school. John and his wife Brittany have three children.

Nathan Young

Nathan Young

Nathan Young serves as a pastor to Cornerstone Community Church (cccjackson.org). He is nearing three decades of service as director of the Care Center (carecenterofjackson.org) in Jackson, Tennessee, a shelter for women and children in need. Nathan and his wife Susan have two children and four grandchildren.

Logan Smith

Logan Smith

Logan Smith serves as pastor of Bread of Life Baptist Church (breadoflifebc.org) in Plattsburgh, New York. He holds the B.A. in Christian Studies from Union University and continues to pursue the M.Div. degree from Southern Seminary. He was trained for ministry and ordained by Cornerstone Community Church. Logan and his wife Ashley have two children. You can support Logan’s work here by selecting “Give to Smith – New York”.

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Haley O'Day

Haley is married to Timothy O'Day, who serves as one of the pastors of Christ Fellowship Church in Utah. She graduated from Union University in 2011 with a degree in biblical languages. Her time is now spent homeschooling, changing diapers, discipling church members, building relationships with neighbors, and listening to audiobooks while she folds clothes and washes dishes. She and Timothy have four children: Julia (7), Elias (5), Sidney (3), and Katherine (1).

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Zach Thompson

Zach is married to Courtney and has 5 beautiful children. After graduating from Union University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Biblical Languages, he participated in a pastoral training and education program in West Tennessee. He is now a pastor at Christ Fellowship Church and works as a business development manager for a local architectural firm.

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CHURCH ADDRESS

730 Pipkin Road
Jackson, TN 38305

CONTACT PERSON

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Aaron O'Kelley via the contact form or listed phone number.

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