Minister & Staff

Warren Whitaker

Senior Minister

Warren Whitaker has been the Minister of Cornerstone since it began in 2006. For more than twenty years, Warren has been called to encourage people to have a real relationship with God Through Christ. Springfield has become home to Warren, his loving wife Rhoda and their three beautiful daughters: Kimberly (Nick Hagan, daughter Kaylee), Faith (Nick Carney) and Madison. It is their hope that God's Kingdom will continue to grow as you become a part of the Cornerstone Family. You can reach Warren at his email: warrenwhitaker73@me.com

Nichole Midgett

Office Administrator

Nichole and her family have been members of Cornerstone since 2017. She has 2 sons active in the Teen ministry and helps alongside her husband Billy, with the Sunday morning worship service. She helps takes care of the day to day operations of the church, maintains our social media presence, updates our website and oversees the church offices. If you have a question relating to the church, you can email her at cccspringoffice@gmail.com.


Jeep Ellis


Dennis Ellis, or Jeep as he would prefer to be called, lives on a horse farm in Bardstown.  Jeep is a retired school principal and college educator.  He holds certificates in counseling and hypnotherapy as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master’s degree and Rank 1 in School Administration from Xavier University.  Jeep spent 6 years in the Army Reserves.  He showed his first horse at 3 years old. He has followed in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps by raising Appaloosas.  His horses now reside in Italy, Czech Republic, Venezuela, Mexico, Canada and more than half of the fifty states.   Jeep participated in mounted shooting and qualified for the National Cowboy Mounted Shooting Championship in Texas.  He still enjoys guns and shoots; but not on the back of a running horse.  Jeep holds a Brown Belt, second degree in Karate. He also likes to throw axes.  Jeep has 5 living children, 18 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren with two more on the way.  He is joined in God’s mission by his wife of many years, Linda Ellis.

Jeremy Hardin


I want the congregation to know I am always available if someone needs to talk or needs prayers. My encouragement would be that God is always working and when we stop and think about and look for what he is doing for us each day, it will help to build that relationship even deeper with him. In my opinion, relationships with believers is the most important aspect of corporate worship. Sure we can all sit home and watch church or read our Bible, but having relationships with other believers is key to getting through hard times. We can also be an encouragement to others when we share our praises or story with others. I have learned that no matter what you are facing someone else has either been there and done that or are facing the same things. Knowing we are not alone is reassuring.

Billy Rawlings


Billy grew up in Marion County where he continues to reside. He and his wife Kelly have two daughters, Hope and Hannah. Billy enjoys teaching Bible study on Sunday morning because it is important for people to have a good foundation in Christ. A solid Biblical foundation enables us to go to scripture in all times and know that God is always there for us no matter the situation. He also feels that it is important to have a church family, so we don’t have to go through struggles alone. Having an extended family encourages us to share our stories and seek guidance without fear of judgment. Billy encourages church members to be more involved within the congregation and to develop lasting relationships among believers. Having a sense of connection and belonging is extremely important. He wants the congregation to know that he is always available if someone needs prayer or just needs to talk.

Richie Chesser


Richie Chesser is married to Laura Chesser and together they have 5 children. He has lived in Washington County his whole life. He believes that having a personal relationship with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is the most important thing you can do in your life. As an elder, his job is to bring people to know Christ and make disciple and to shepherd the people of Cornerstone Christian Church. He wants you to reach out and contact him if you ever have any needs or issues that you need to discuss. A Christian family is one of the best things you can be a part of. "May God bless you as He has Blessed me."

Stephen Hall


Stephen grew up in a Chrisitan home in rural Virginia and accepted Jesus Christ as Savior in his early 20s. Soon thereafter, he attended college where he met his future wife, Diane. After graduating with a nursing degree, Stephen and Diane were married in 1986. In 1987, he Commissioned into the Army serving 30 years on Active Duty as a US Army Nurse Corps Officer. Stephen is a 1996 graduate of the University Kentucky with a Master of Science in Nursing, and a 2013 graduate of the United States Army War College with a Master of Strategic Studies.
Stephen and Diane viewed their time in the Army as a mission field. Both were involved in Christian ministry through home bible study, music, chapel leadership, and Diane led Women's ministry, with the sole purpose of bringing glory to God, building up and equipping Christians serving in the US military. In 2018 Stephen retired as a Colonel settling in Lebanon, Kentucky. He currently serves at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Heart and Vascular Institute as a Nurse Practitioner. Stephen and Diane have 4 children, 7 grandchildren, and 2 dogs.
In recent years Stephen fully embraced his faith, accepting the depth and breadth of
God’s perfect love, grace, forgiveness and salvation through God’s son, Jesus Christ.
“God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the
world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not
that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” 1 John 4:9-10 (NLT)

Stephen desires to hold fast the faith, build up, encourage and teach believers to reflect the glory of the Lord! “We exist to exhibit God, to display His glory. We serve as canvases for His brush stroke, papers for His pen, soil for His seeds, glimpses of his images” (Max Lucado).