Dr. Jerry Rueb is the Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Church, Long Beach.
God has blessed Jerry’s visionary leadership, biblical preaching, energetic shepherding and the trusted reputation to successfully lead churches in Littleton, Colorado, Santa Cruz, California, Vancouver, Canada and Long Beach, California. As the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church, Jerry began with eight couples in a spiritually-resistant area near one of the largest college campuses in America. Within ten years the congregation grew and quickly became known for its commitment to world missions and creatively ministering to the local community. Jerry is a persuasive preacher who speaks honestly and powerfully from God’s Word each weekend.
Terry Miller is Cornerstone’s Associate Pastor with responsibility for overseeing men’s ministry, adult leadership classes, Cornerstone School of Ministry, assimilation, media and pastoral leadership in the absence of the Lead Pastor.
Terry came to Cornerstone in June of 2008 and brings a diverse background of life experiences in the world of corporate business and within the church. He was ordained to the ministry in October 2002 and completed his MA in Church Leadership at Hope International University in 2005.
Together with his wife, Debra, the two have shared a love and commitment to local church ministry for more than 20 years.
Randy Jones is an Assistant Pastor and serves in two primary areas: overseeing the administrative departments of Cornerstone as well as helping shepherd the young families in the church. Randy arrived at Cornerstone in May of 2012 with over 20 years of experience in church and para-church ministries.
He graduated from Talbot School of Theology in 2000 with a MA in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, and has a passion for making biblical truths clear and understandable to people. Randy’s wife Ivy has gifts in administration and service and has helped Randy significantly in developing his pastoral abilities.
They love to spend time together as well as stay in close touch with their two young adult sons, Michael and Robbie.
Duane Den Boer grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At the age of six he trusted in Christ and was baptized at the age of seven. He received a call to the ministry at age eleven and responded by attending Word of Life Bible Institute his first year out of high school.
After graduating from there he joined the US Army as a Cavalry Reconnaissance Scout and they sent him away to Korea. While in Korea Duane met his wife Joy who was teaching first grade at a missionary school near his post. They spent over two years in Korea together before coming back to the USA and getting married here in California, and then settling down in Michigan.
While in Michigan, Duane received his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Cornerstone University. During this time he served as a youth pastor at a small church in that area and worked several other jobs to get by.
In 2000, Joy and Duane had their first of four daughters and moved to California so Duane could attend Talbot School of Theology. He was ordained to the pastoral ministry in 2005 and graduated from Talbot with his Master of Divinity in 2009. While serving in California over the last eighteen years, half of that time has been ministering cross-culturally in Asian churches. They came to Cornerstone Church in December of 2015 and have been enjoying their new church family immensely.
Ryan is the Youth Pastor at Cornerstone Church Long Beach and has oversight on all Student Ministries at the church. Going on nine years of working at Cornerstone and 5 more years of youth ministry experience, his passion is to strengthen students in their walk with Christ and their everyday lives. With his wife of twelve years and his sons, he seeks to do ministry in Long Beach and the surrounding communities. He is currently seeking a M.A. degree from Talbot seminary in Biblical Exposition and Theology. In his free time, whenever those chances arise, he loves to read and he loves to spend time with friends and family doing all sorts of outdoor things. His heart and his family’s hearts are to be in fellowship with people they love and care about and build into them.
Debbi considers her entrance into Children’s Ministry a “fisherman right out of the boat” calling. Looking back, she sees God’s hand, step-by-step leading her into where she is today.
In December of 2003, “Mrs. A.” agreed to volunteer to lead Cornerstone’s first Vacation Bible School (’04), and things grew from there. With her love of kids and beginning programs from scratch, God has provided many opportunities for her within Cornerstone’s Children's Ministries, birth through 5th grade. In January of 2006, Debbi joined the CC staff, part-time and by July 2008, the full-time ministry life was what she considered her Divine appointment.
“To realize that God is using me in a place that has eternal value is mind-blowing. I love sitting on the front row, watching Him orchestrate things that only He can do to fulfill His purposes as He draws children, and others, to Him. The way the Lord has brought so many volunteer teams together, whether in the Nursery, Kids Church, AWANA, VBS or any of the other ministries within Kids, has been nothing short of miraculous, in my eyes. I pray I stay with open hands, walking in faith, ready to do His will in this HIS ministry.”
On the personal side, Debbi has been married to her teammate in ministry, Mark, since 1983. They have two sons, both married and each having 2 children. When not at church, Debbi loves going on dates with her hubby, babysitting the grandkids & being with family, using her annual passport at Disneyland, enjoying God’s handiwork in nature and still getting to do calligraphy & tennis every so often.
Dan joined the Cornerstone team in November 2018 as the Pastor of Missions. His focus is on empowering the church family to step beyond the boundaries of CCLB to declare the Good News, so that the Body of Christ might be established where it would not otherwise occur. In addition, Dan provides oversight for Cornerstone’s Care ministries.
Dan served in a similar role at two other area churches over the last ten years, where he focused on church mobilization, developing leaders and fostering Kingdom partnerships. Prior to the ministry, Dan served as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, with tours in Honduras, Germany and Switzerland.
Dan met his wife, Michelle, in Honduras in 2001. Together they have three precious children, whom Michelle homeschools. They love to spend time together, whether on mission trips, playing in the ocean or enjoying board games. Dan has undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Communications from Penn State University and he speaks Spanish and German. Dan will graduate with an MA in Theology from Talbot Seminary in December 2018.
Philip Breaux is Cornerstone’s Junior High Minister with responsibility for mentoring junior high boys, preaching, creating monthly events, growing school campus ministry, and supporting the Youth Pastor. Philip came to Cornerstone as an intern from Biola in August 2016, and was hired December 2016.
Philip’s service in church ministry started when he was a 3rd grader helping his dad (a Children’s Pastor), and continued as a volunteer small group leader when he was in high school. He graduated Biola University in 2017 with a BA in Christian Ministries with a focus on Junior High. He is passionate about building relationships and sharing Jesus with students during this crucial stage in life.
Philip enjoys sharing his appetite for adventure with his volunteer leaders and students through, cycling, kayaking, mountain-sports, board-sports, etc.
Simon Viss has been Cornerstone’s High School Minister since 2016 and deals directly with High School Programming, Male Mentorship, and Campus Outreach. With over 7 years of experience in Youth Ministry, Simon is passionate about leading high school students in discipleship and an understanding of the gospel message revealed in Scripture.
He graduated from BIOLA University in 2015 with a BA in Christian Ministries and is currently attending Talbot School of Theology in pursuit of an MA in Theology.
Simon and his lovely wife, Monica, have been married since June 2017 and love to travel, drink coffee, and lead together in youth ministry.
Rich Callaci has been a Christian since he was 16 years old and has played piano in churches since then. He has been Musical Director at Cornerstone Church since 2008. Rich studied music arranging in Hollywood CA, and has a Music Degree from North Texas State University.
He has a diverse history in the music world: 2001 winner of a John Lennon song-writing contest; he has recorded and/or toured with Frankie Valli, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Frankie Laine, Melissa Manchester, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Regent Cruise lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise lines
Rich has produced and arranged over 50 CDs and received 2 Emmy awards for television music composition.
Jesse Hellen-Lloyd is Cornestone’s Audio Visual Tech Director and Lead Front of House Engineer. He has a background in music and has a degree in percussion performance from CSULB. Jesse joined the Cornerstone team in 2009.
Jayme Olson is the Facility and Event Director at Cornerstone Church. She has been on Cornerstone’s admin staff for four years and has been a Cornerstone Church member since 2008. Jayme’s responsibilities include overseeing the maintenance, repair and upkeep of the church facility and management of the church calendar and on-site events.