Justin Ellis, Minister of Music
Justin Ellis was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He began playing the piano in his local church at the age of 15. After studying at the University of North Florida, he entered into full time ministry traveling across the United States and around the world in various gospel music ministries. Justin began working at Cornerstone Church in 2010 as the Orchestra Director and currently serves as the Minister of Music.
Those in choir and orchestra are privileged to be indoctrinated in what we most affectionately term "Justin-isms", English language according to Justin!
"Good Night A-Livin' "
"Hold tight to the cross, chitlin!"
"Let's knock some cobwebs off of it!"
"That note was taken out of the devils playground!"
and our all time favorite heard many times weekly:
"That jus' blesses the fire outta me!"
and ... there are whole mess more as in
"a whole mess of catfish!"
In his free time, Justin enjoys finding new restaurants, traveling and liberal doses of Duck Dynasty!
Follow him on Twitter: @JBEKeysplayer
Ricardo Sanchez, Praise & Worship Leader
Ricardo recently joined Cornerstone Church as Praise & Worship Leader. He is a worship leader and Christian recording artist, known nationally and internationally as a singer and notable songwriter, with such songs as Moving Forward and It's Not Over topping the Gospel Billboard Charts at #1. Ricardo has partnered with a broad range of internationally-acclaimed worship leaders such as Israel and New Breed, Darlene Zschech, Mac Powell, Salvador, Hezikiah Walker, Jaci Velasquez, and many more.
Many artists possess multiple influences and skills, but not every singer/songwriter/musician harnesses them at the depth and intensity Ricardo demonstrates as both a writer and a worship leader. Roots like these are planted early and lovingly tended; that’s exactly how Ricardo started. Through the years he has gained worldwide acclaim as he has carried the banner of Jesus Christ in song from sea to shining sea. “I hope to carry the message of truth that Christ is more than mere religion and encourage people towards a deep and personal relationship with Him.”
Ricardo and his wife, Jennette enjoy raising their three sons, Ricardo Jr., Josiah, and Micah.
Bryan is an anointed musician whose roots with Cornerstone started in 1992 when he began attending the church. His grandparents gave him his first guitar while in high school which fueled his passion for music ministry. Bryan previously served as the worship leader for the High School Ministry for five years. He currently serves in the Music Department as the Praise & Worship Coordinator. Bryan is also a part of the Sunday Night Praise Team, Cornerstone Choir, and directs worship for the College and Career Ministry. Additionally, he is enrolled online at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, pursuing a degree in church ministries.
Bryan has passion for leading worship and a heart for people to encounter the love of God. In his free time, he enjoys staying active and most of all spending time with his wife Diana and their new baby boy, Judah Bravery!
Holly Turner was born and raised in the church as a pastor’s daughter. She graduated from Bible College in 2002, singing since the age of three. A youth pastor for 11 years, praise and worship leader for 15 years, choir director for 13 years, administrator for 15 years…you could say that Turner has a bit of experience in and around the musical foundations of the church. We are blessed to have her join our Music & Worship Department as the Administrative Assistant. A beautiful strong voice, an alto in our Sanctuary Choir, you will also find her as a member of the Praise & Worship team and belting out special music solos! She is a young, married mother of the cutest thing you have ever seen, sweet Halley. She and her husband, Richard, work together in ministry, pouring their hearts into those around them as they work toward winning the lost of all ages for Christ.