Tim Clayton, Pastor
My life is driven by love: love for God, for God’s people, for God’s Word, and love for my bride of 32 glorious years, Leslie. My greatest desire is to continually point people to Jesus, enabling them to become fully-committed followers of Christ. I have a great desire to see CFMM become a church that continually reflects Christ in every area, and is committed to living out God’s Word through evangelism, discipleship, missions, and networking in such a way that we are continually expanding God’s Kingdom through our ministry.
I enjoy spending time with Leslie. Together, we love the great outdoors – hiking and spending time enjoying God’s marvelous handiwork. I love music of all genres, and I love reading. Leslie and I have three adult children, and two grandchildren.
FAVORITE VERSE: "Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10, NIV). This verse is my constant, daily prayer to stay focused on God, enabling me to fulfill His purpose in my life.
FAVORITE BOOK: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
FAVORITE HYMN: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
FAVORITE WORSHIP SONG: everything by Rend Collective
Leslie Clayton, First Service Worship Leader
I have a passion for Praise, Prayer, the Powerful Word of God, People, and the Pastor (my beloved husband) here in Paradise.
What a blessing to get to use my spiritual gifts in this capacity at Cornerstone!I’ve sung in church choirs since I was 13 y ears old, and have led children’s choirs for many of nearly 35 years of marriage.
My hobbies are teaching REFIT, hiking, and traveling to visit our 3 wonderful children and their spouses, 2 grandchildren, and family and friends.
One of my life verses is:
“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.” Psalm 37: 4-6 NIV84
Favorite Book: KNOWING GOD by J.I. Packer
Favorite Hymn: Fanny Crosby hymns, especially “Blessed Assurance” and many, many others!
Favorite Contemporary Christian Band: Crowder
Josiah Strowd, Youth & Second Service Worship Leader
I am originally from Alabama so I throw out a big Roll Tide, but I have served on and off the island of Oahu for 4 years doing youth ministry and collegiate ministry. I love Hawaii so much. I love the natural beauty, the people, and the culture of Hawaii. There are many things I love to do and enjoy. I love to lift, play sports, hike, missions, experiencing new things, and I love to laugh and talk story with people. Anything more you want to know, come see me at church and worship with us!
Howzit! If you are looking at my profile for the perfect Youth & Worship Leader, well you can go ahead and close the page. I readily admit that I am not. I am far from perfect, but I am close to the One who is, Christ. Christ is the One who has redeemed me and is the One who continues to sustain me (Philippians1:6). And I am overly grateful for that. But what it really boils down to is this: I want to reach others for Christ. Whether it be through talking, joking, singing, playing sports, or even just hanging out, I want my life to glorify God! I know I do not do anywhere near enough to be called a son of God, but I strive nonetheless because of the grace through His beautiful gospel that He has given me. I know it is not by my strength and knowledge that gets me through the day, it is all God. Soli Deo Gloria.
FAVORITE VERSE: “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”
Lamentations 3:24 (ESV)
FAVORITE BOOK: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
FAVORITE HYMN: “His Eye Is On the Sparrow”
FAVORITE WORSHIP SONG: “Death in His Grave” by John Mark McMillan
Vicky Kawamae, Ministry Assistant
Vicky has served as the Ministry Assistant of Cornerstone Fellowship since November of 1999. Though she was born in Germany and raised in a military family, Hawaii will always be home. Vicky has a heart for helping women grow in their faith. She volunteers with a local women's ministry and also leads a women's small group on Saturday mornings. Vicky has been married for over 25 years and has two grown children. She enjoys reading and being with her family.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
FAVORITE SONG: "Yearn" by Shane & Shane
Elizabeth Strong, Financial Secretary
Elizabeth Strong is originally from Ohio and enjoys living in Hawaii with her husband and son. She is active with the Boy Scouts of America helping young men build character. Her hobbies include reading and enjoying the many beaches.
FAVORITE VERSE: “But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15 (NIV)
FAVORITE SONG: "In the Garden"
Christina Robinson, Preschool Director
Christina Robinson is the Preschool Director for Cornerstone Early Education Center. Christina is passionate about the education, development, and well being of young children. She has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Christian Counseling and has worked with children for over 20 years. She has worked as a preschool teacher, preschool director, and director of a children’s sports program. Christina enjoys reading, and spending time with her 3 children.
"He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10
FAVORITE SONG: “Speak Lord” by Tamela Mann