Pastor Ed’s life mission is to love God with all of his heart and to love others the way God has loved him. To help people find and follow Jesus Christ in a growing relationship. To be an example of a servant leader to his family first; and then to the world. To build relationships throughout his community that will last for eternity. To be authentic in his worship, his family, his job, and his hobbies. Contact Pastor Ed.


Joey Orate

Worship Pastor

Joey’s life mission is to help others reach their full potential and successfully live out their life’s purpose. Joey loves singing, songwriting, and mentoring other young worship leaders.  His songs “Marvelous King” and “Lord of All” have been translated in Greek, Russian, and Hebrew and performed in churches throughout the world. Contact Joey.

Ann Vu

Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Ann’s life mission is to help children find Jesus and learn to follow Him through biblical lessons to cultivate an atmosphere of building strong personal relationship with Christ and encouraging parents to join in as a family in their child’s growth.  She also works for the San Diego Convention Center. She spends most of her spare time with her husband, David, family and life group.  She and David love Disneyland because everyone enjoys getting to be like a child sometimes.

Amber Orate

Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Amber’s passion in life is to help people discover their unique life calling and how to use their gifts in growing God’s kingdom through his anointing capacity. She loves guiding kids in discovering and building a relationship with God and walking alongside their parents in support of the amazing journey. She loves spending time with her husband, family, and friends. Together they enjoy trying new restaurants, exploring the great city of San Diego, attending concerts, and challenging friends and family to board games and sports.

Carla Bahl

Office Manager

Carla’s mission is to be the person God has designed her to be by helping others and making a difference in people’s lives. She is inspired by those she works with at Cornerstone and is thankful for how God continually works in our lives, blesses us, and loves us unconditionally. Carla has three adult children and two granddaughters. She has a corporate background and a passion for marketing. Carla enjoys time with family and friends, and taking in all that San Diego offers.

Josh Crandall

Media Director

Joshua’s life mission is to show God’s love to others through willing service and genuine relationships. He loves spending time with his beautiful wife and high-school sweetheart, Kimberly. He enjoys hiking, playing games, and watching movies with his family and friends. In his spare time, Josh
enjoys a wide variety of hobbies including woodworking, cooking, and spray paint art. He’s always happy to lend a hand to anyone in need, and strives to be a true servant of Christ.

Charlene Ellington

Media Director

Charlene’s mission is to be a servant leader. She enjoys helping others and making a difference in people’s lives. She has served in the Music Ministry for 30 years as well as 20 years out in the community helping Twin Peaks MS with their use of technology. Charlene loves spending time with her family and friends while enjoying new adventures, music, being creative, and games of all kinds.