Our Team

Senior Pastor 

Michael Willard

Michael and his wife Stephanie have been ministering at Cornerstone since July 2016. They reside in Rocky Mount with their five children. Michael has been devoted to serving in ministry since he was a young man when he became a follower of Jesus. He is enthusiastic about spreading the Gospel, leading the people of Cornerstone, and serving the local pregnancy resource center. Michael is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to aid in meeting the spiritual and emotional needs of the community. Stephanie has a deep passion for spreading the love of Jesus. She gave her life to Christ when she was a young girl and has a heart for praying with and uplifting women on a personal level. She has the honor of serving alongside her husband at Cornerstone.

Associate Pastor

Ronnie Peacock

Ronnie and Darolyn are Rocky Mount natives, and they have been serving at Cornerstone since 1999. They have four children, and they are now greatly enjoying the grandparent stage of life.

Ronnie was saved at the age of 9 and surrendered to ministry work as a young adult. He loves serving the Lord with the people of Cornerstone. He is excited about youth ministry and has dedicated many years to working with teens.

Darolyn accepted the Lord as Savior as a young girl and has served Him ever since.  She is involved in various aspects of the ministry at Cornerstone, and she especially enjoys serving in the teen ministry with Ronnie.


what we believe


We believe the Bible is God’s special, direct revelation of Himself to man. The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, and preserved Word that is authoritative and relevant in all matters of faith and practice.


We believe in one true God, who exists eternally in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: Each of whom is fully and equally God; possessing all of the Divine nature and attributes, and is worthy of our worship and service.

ABOUT Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus Christ is the second person of the triune God, the eternal Son of God. By His death, burial, and resurrection He secured humanity’s redemption.

ABOUT the Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy is the third person of the triune God. The Holy Spirit draws the lost to Jesus Christ and ministers to the believers.


We believe that humanity was created in the image of God but, through sin, was alienated from God, thus incurring both physical and spiritual death. Man is now totally unable to save themselves from God’s wrath, except by way of God’s mercy through Jesus Christ.


We believe that Jesus Christ became flesh to reveal God to man, and through his perfect life and sacrificial death, atoned for the sins of humanity, alone, for salvation. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as a sufficient payment for their sin.


We believe that all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily submitting to the Holy Spirit, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Jesus.


We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Jesus.

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