Rick accepted Christ as his Savior in 1978 at youth camp. In high school, he answered God's call to full-time Christian service. He graduated from Baptist Bible College in 1993 with a BS degree in Bible. He felt the Lord's call to the youth ministry, where he served for over 25 years. He served as our youth director from 1994 - 2008. In July of 2008, he became our Associate Pastor and served in that capacity until December 2017 when he became the new pastor of CBC.
Tonya grew up in a Christian home, and her parents showed her the plan of salvation. She made a profession of faith at age 5, but then struggled with knowing that she never truly asked Christ into her heart. In October 1981, while attending Baptist Bible College in Missouri, Tonya accepted Christ as her Savior. She attended BBC for youth and secretarial adminis-tration. She is married to Rick Salazar, Pastor at Cornerstone. They have four children serving the Lord in various ministries as well as four grandchildren.
Dr. Donald R. Mitchell
Pastor Mitchell was saved in 1960. He taught Sunday School and was involved in various ministries before becoming a full time youth director, where he served the Lord for over 15 years. He attended Indiana Baptist College. Pastor Mitchell served CBC for 38 years as it's founding pastor. He has led the church to numerical, financial, and most importantly, spiritual growth. Pastor Mitchell feels that God has richly blessed him in allowing him to have the privilege of ministering at Cornerstone Baptist Church.
James was saved in 1992 when he was five years old. Years later, when he was in Junior High, he felt the Lord's calling on his life to enter into full-time Christian service. It wasn't until a year later that he realized God was calling him to preach. He attended Heartland Baptist College, whe he met his wife, Becky. He worked as a youth pastor in Selma, Indiana, for seven years, and counts it a joy and privilege to now lead the youth of Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Jesus Gonzalez was saved in 1976 during a Sunday school lesson. He was called into the ministry during a youth camp in 1989, and a year later he went to Independent Baptist Bible College in Guadalajara, Mexico. After graduating, God opened the doors for further preparation at Indiana Baptist College, where he graduated in 1994. Jesus returned to Mexico, where he was ordained and worked four years as a national missionary. Since 1998, Jesus and his wife Emma have been working with the Spanish speaking people in and around the Indianapolis area. They have three children.