Bill Godair, Lead Pastor
From the streets of St. Louis to a high school gym, God’s hand reached down and salvaged a 15 year old boy; a boy who was raised in a dysfunctional, poverty stricken home. He longed to be loved and accepted. His appearance, not so appealing to the eye or to the mothers that he walked passed, as he made his way to the front of the gymnasium. This long-haired-hippie, having marijuana and Marlboros in his pockets, began to feel something. This something was an introduction to whom we know as Jesus Christ. He knew at this age, God had called him to do something special – to build a multicultural church. This young boy is today the founder and Lead Pastor of Cornerstone, a church of many nations.
Bill Godair, a philanthropist at heart, has a genuine love for people. He has a bold voice, one who dares to stand up to declare a message of hope, truth, and prosperity. His unique style of ministry captivates men, women, and children of all ages and levels of society. His dynamic yet practical style is down to earth. He will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. When you leave the service, he will have left his unique thumbprint on your heart and you will feel as though you can accomplish anything. Pastor Godair speaks the message with heartfelt passion.
Tina Godair, Lead Pastor
Tina Godair is a spirited and energized lady who believes nothing is impossible. Pastor Tina has talked openly about her failed first marriage, her being a single mother for seven years, and the devastating and tragic loss of her seven year-old daughter. She has taken life’s challenges and discovered God’s love, compassion, and most importantly, His Grace. She believes and teaches that no matter anyone’s background or mistakes, God has a place for them and can help them on their path to enjoying everyday life.
United together, Pastors Bill and Tina create a dynamic couple that effectively touch the hearts and lives of people throughout their city. These humble servants are advancing the Kingdom of God in a whole new way and redefining church as we see it today.
Pastors Bill and Tina have brought their families together to become a blended family. They are so proud that their children and spouses, along with their grandchildren, attend Cornerstone.