Cornerstone Leadership and Staff

The staff of Cornerstone would like to personally welcome you on Sunday morning or next time you are on campus. Each one of us is committed to carrying out the mission for Cornerstone, Leading People to Know and Serve Jesus, and we look forward to getting to know each of you as we all grow in our walk with Jesus together. To view Cornerstone’s leadership structure, go to Cornerstone’s Organizational Chart here.


Senior Leadership Team


Rusty Hutson, Lead Pastor

Rusty Hutson

Lead Pastor

Rusty was appointed by the Methodist Church in 1999 to start a new church in Auburn which would later become Cornerstone. Rusty graduated from Mercer University in GA where, in 1989, he received his BA in Fine Art. He answered the call to ministry in 1992 and attended Asbury Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity degree. Rusty was ordained a Deacon in 1994 and an Elder in 1998. read more…


Josh Agerton

Josh Agerton

Site Pastor, Lee-Scott

Josh, an Auburn native, is a 1998 graduate of Auburn University. After 6 years in the business world he found Christ leading him to a new kind of vocation…full-time ministry. He went on to graduate from Asbury Theological Seminary and was finally led back to Cornerstone in 2007. Josh is married to Leslie and they have three kids, Benjamin, Liza and Grace. read more…


Brian Johnson Worship Leader

Brian Johnson

Site Pastor, Bred Pub

Brian is a pastor, musician, and writer leading Creative Arts at Cornerstone since November 2007. He holds an MDS degree from Liberty University focused in Music, English and Religion. For 10 years, Brian traveled the country leading worship for mission groups and churches in Birmingham and Atlanta. Brian and his wife Kristen are passionate about leading authentic worship that steers people to genuine transformation. read more…

Jack Fisher

Director of Operations

Jack graduated from Auburn in 1984 with a degree in Communication and Public Relations. He spent two decades as a leader / owner in the restaurant industry before becoming Executive Director of the Lee County Humane Society. In 2000, God led him to Cornerstone where he joined the staff in December 2006. He is married to Amy and between them they have five children; Malone, Simms, Katy, Mike and Townsend. read more…


Staff Team

Dustin Adams

Worship Leader, Hamilton Rd

Dustin believes that God can use music and songs in a unique way to move people and help them connect with a loving Savior. Starting out playing in his high school youth band in Roswell, Georgia, he quickly realized that leading worship was something he wanted to do with his life. Throughout his college career at Kennesaw State and Auburn University he further pursued his calling by leading worship for various campus ministries, churches, and camps. Upon graduating from Auburn with a bachelor of arts degree in communication, he decided to take a leadership development program through North Point Community Church. Dustin and his wife, Shelly, are now glad to call Auburn home and are eager to see God move in this community.


Franklin Baxter

Building Superintendent

Franklin has been on the staff at Cornerstone longer than anyone except Rusty. He is our building superintendent and has the nickname “MacGyver” because he can fix anything. Franklin has a degree from the Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture at Auburn University. Franklin is married to Amy and they have two great kids, Sidney and Maggie.


Pat Bethea

Youth Pastor

Pat desires to see youth who grab a hold of the vision of God and face today’s culture with love, compassion, grace and humility. He joined the Cornerstone Staff in May of 2012. Pat graduated from Mississippi State and Asbury Theological Seminary. He loves to play golf, watch football, and serve those in need. Pat is married to Ann, and they have an adorable daughter, Tallie.


Lynn Blount

Administrative Assistant

Lynn joined the Cornerstone staff as Administrative Assistant in March 2006. Lynn and her husband Buddy moved to Auburn six years ago and have two sons, Josh – seminary student and Jake – musician. Lynn enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family.


Lee Cadden

Lee Cadden

Director of College Ministries

Lee is truthfully an adventurer at heart. He and his wife, Lacey, graduated from Auburn University (2006 and 2004) and have spent the last three years following the Lord, from Nashville to China and back to Auburn in 2008. His heart beats for college and university students to claim their roles as sons and daughters of the King and step into their place in the greatest story ever told…wherever He may lead. read more…


Beth Cofield

Beth Cofield

Cornerstone Kids  Site Director, Lee-Scott

Beth grew up in the New Orleans area, came to Auburn University in 2000, and then to Cornerstone in 2003. Beth has a B.S. and M. Ed. in Elementary Education and taught upper elementary grades in the area public schools for 8 years. She loves leading kids to know and serve Jesus and came on staff at Cornerstone in 2011 to lead Cornerstone Kids for our first multi-site launch at Lee-Scott. Beth is married to Nic, and they have a precious daughter, Avery.


Ashley Coxwell

Ashley Coxwell

Graphic Designer

Ashley is excited about using her passion for visual communication to serve at Cornerstone. She has a precious son, Micah, who is her constant source of inspiration and giggles. She is completed her degree in Graphic Design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online. She enjoys art and design, music, changing hair colors, and everyday adventures with Micah.



Julia Farrow

Director of Communication and Guest Services

Julia graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991 with a B.A. in Religious Studies. She is married to Ben, and they have 4 children, Abby, Joseph, Meredith and Gabe. Her family moved to Auburn from Nashville in 2006. She enjoys scrapbooking, exercising, AU athletics and Auburn Thunder soccer.



Scott Fillmer, IT Director

Scott Fillmer

Business Administrator

Scott has been on staff with Cornerstone Church in Auburn since 2008 and is currently serving as their Business Administrator. He received an undergraduate degree in Accounting from UAB and a Masters in Theology from Liberty University. In addition to being the Business Administrator at Cornerstone, he volunteers as a support rep, is a student of theology, poetry, writing, photography, and all around Internet junkie. read more…


Deanna Franey

Deanna Franey

Director of Foundations Preschool

Deanna is a graduate of Auburn University and has a Masters degree from the University of Montevallo. She has been in education for almost 30 years and has lived in Auburn for the past 5 years. She is married to Richard and has two daughters. Click here for more informations on Foundations Preschool.


Ginny Hand

Ginny Hand

Youth Ministry Coordinator

Ginny graduated from Mississippi College with a B.A. in Communications. She is married to John and they have 3 children, Camp, Kathleen and Maggie. Her family moved to Auburn in January 2009. She enjoys traveling, cooking and reading.


Jill Harris

Jill Harris

Director of Children’s Ministries

Jill, her husband Dan and children R.J., Hope, and Sam have been at Cornerstone since July of 2005. Jill has close to 20 years experience serving and working in children’s ministries. She holds a B.S. from the University of Maine and an M.S. from American University in Washington, D.C. She is passionate about nurturing faith in children, inspiring parents as primary influencers of faith in their families, and seeing God work through volunteers to make an difference in children’s lives. She also enjoys traveling with family and running.


Jill Harris

Julie Henthorne

Early Childhood Ministry Coordinator

Julie is originally from Enterprise, Al. She graduated from Auburn University in 2003 with an undergrad in Special Education and a Masters degree in 2004 in Autism and Behavior Disorders. She taught different age groups for 6 years and consulted around the state of Alabama for 2 years. Julie enjoys spending time with younger children and watching them grow their faith. Julie and her husband PJ have two daughters, Sarah Atchley and Caroline. They have been attending Cornerstone since 2007.



Jon Myles

Worship Leader, Lee-Scott

Jon has been in ministry for the past 12 years and has a passion for art and for incorporating the arts into the church. He loves leading people in worship as well as writing and directing music for the church. Jon has spent the majority of his adult life in the southeast as a worship leader and a teacher. He has an education degree from Auburn University in Montgomery. Jon and his wife, Kathy, have a firm belief in the mission and values of Cornerstone Church and love being involved in ministry here.



Aimee Northrup

Elementary Ministry Coordinator

Aimee grew up in Montgomery and has been attending Cornerstone since 2005. She graduated from Auburn in 2005 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and later returned for a Master’s in Elementary Education after realizing that her true calling was working with children. Aimee and her husband Wyatt have one son, John Embry. She is excited to be working with Cornerstone Kids and helping children find out what God’s love means for them.


Nate Robinson

Nate Robinson

Building & Grounds Specialist

Nate moved to Auburn in 2003 after graduating high school. After being in Auburn for close to a year Nate started looking for a church home and found Cornerstone at the Lambert Skate Center. After a year or so of attending he started getting involved with Cornerstone after the move to Hamilton Road when Nate went with Cornerstone on a mission trip to Ecuador. While coming to terms with a night shift position I am now proud to be on staff to help with the mission of Cornerstone.



Keri Spurlin

Cornerstone Kids Creative Arts Coordinator

Keri is a 2008 graduate of Auburn University, receiving a B.A. in Public Relations and a minor in music. Since 2010, she has worked as the preschool music teacher and newsletter writer for Foundations Preschool and in 2011, began serving as the Creative Arts Coordinator for Cornerstone Kids. Keri enjoys using her passions for singing, songwriting, production and fitness to teach and keep up with each child at Cornerstone Church.

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