Andrew Lau (Lead Pastor)
Andrew was born in Hong Kong and came to Canada when he was a teenager. As a youth he sensed God calling him into pastoral ministry. He received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Tyndale University College (formerly Ontario Bible College) in Toronto, and his Master of Divinity from Regent College in Vancouver. After spending five years in pastoral ministry, he then went to the University of Aberdeen and earned a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies. He has now been engaged in full-time pastoral ministry for over twenty-eight years, and has also taught courses at Tyndale University College and Seminary. In addition to leading Cornerstone’s ministerial staff and being one of our main teaching pastors, Andrew’s ministry also encompasses pastoral counseling, evangelism, and overseeing the development of the Cornerstone Centre. He resides in Markham with his wife Libby and two children, Zachary, and Konstanza. Contact Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve Shaw (Associate Pastor)
Originally from the United States, Steve met his wife Jan at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York. After they graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communication, they married and settled in the Toronto area in 1990. Pursuing a calling to pastoral ministry that he had sensed since his youth, Steve then studied at Tyndale Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity. He began pastoring at Cornerstone in 1997, and has been with the church ever since. In 2008, Steve earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in Leadership and Spiritual Formation through ACTS Seminaries of Trinity Western University. One of Cornerstone's main teaching pastors and worship leaders, Steve also oversees the church’s Worship and Missions ministries, as well as church communications. His interests include reading, writing, running, cycling, basketball, jazz music, and American Civil War history. His passions include intercultural ministry, creative biblical communication, worship design, spiritual direction, and Central American missions. Steve and Jan reside in Markham with their three children, Nicole, Matthew and Ryan. Contact Steve at email@example.com.
Jeremy Tao (Small Group & Connections Pastor)
Jeremy became a Christian while attending University of Waterloo, where he received a Master of Accounting degree. Sensing a call from God, Jeremy made the difficult decision to leave the accounting field and pursue full-time seminary studies at Tyndale. The same year he graduated with his Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry and Christian Education was also the year he married, found a new home in Markham, and started serving as a full-time pastor. As Cornerstone’s Small Group and Connections Pastor, Jeremy oversees our Small Group and Hospitality ministries. He lives in Markham with his wife Joanne, and theirs daughters Abigail and Hannah. Contact Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin White (Pastor of Youth & Children's Ministries)
Kevin was born and raised in Scarborough on the border of Markham and so has a special passion for the area. He now lives in Markham with his wife Michelle. Kevin attended York University where he studied Sociology and Mass Communications. After feeling called to ministry, he attended Tyndale Theological Seminary where he graduated with a Masters of Divinity in Youth and Family Ministries. His love of the arts also continues to shine through drama, rapping and playing instruments. His ambition is to be a man of integrity by being spiritually, physically and emotionally healthy. Kevin is currently serving the children, youth, and families of Cornerstone, equipping them to be all that God intends. Contact Kevin at email@example.com
Dorothy Pang (Community Engagement Director)
In 2012, after a successful career as a litigation lawyer, and in response to a specific call on her life, Dorothy joined the staff team at Cornerstone. Dorothy’s passion is for the church to live out its kingdom identity in the community, and for the community – to share Jesus in word and in deed in everyday encounters at work, at play, and in our neighbourhoods. Once we move into our new facility, she will focus on providing a quality first impression as we serve our community throughout the week via recreation programs, coffee or meals in our café or through our Sunday worship event. Along with her team, Dorothy will help welcome our guests and direct them to resources that will serve their needs as appropriate, as well as actively connect with community groups to help identify needs in the community and determine the best way for Cornerstone folks to channel our time and resources to serve the community’s needs. Currently, Dorothy’s responsibilities focus primarily on laying the groundwork for a smooth transition into our future facility. Her responsibilities include assisting in the development of the new legal, governance and ministry structures, overseeing the Capital Campaign and participating in the Building Advisory Committee. Dorothy is married with two children. Living in one of Canada’s most diverse communities, she enjoys trying different ethnic foods in the Markham area, reading and outdoor activities with the kids. Dorothy and her husband have a deep passion for helping the poor in developing countries and are governors at Opportunity International Canada – a Christian microfinance organization. Contact Dorothy at firstname.lastname@example.org.