Board of Directors & Key Staff

Board of Directors & Key Staff

Cornerstone TeleVision Board of Directors 2016

Don Black, President and CEO of Cornerstone Television Network, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. For more than 35 years, Cornerstone has been sharing the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to an ever-growing broadcast community.

Don was born in Washington, PA. He became a Christian as a boy while watching Dr. Billy Graham on television. God called him into ministry service through music artist Keith Green at Jesus ‘78 in Mercer, PA.

Over the last 30 years, Don’s broadcast ministry assignments have included working with Dr. Pat Robertson at CBN Family Channel, David Cerullo at INSP (The Inspiration Network), and Dr. Charles Stanley at In Touch Ministries.

He is a graduate of the University of Charleston and Regent University. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Communication and is law school trained. He is ordained with the Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches and Ministers.

Don, his wife Teri, their four children, and two dogs live in Murrysville, PA. He is an author, international speaker, and ministry leader.

Mr. Craig R Sherwood, Chairman of the Board (Independent) – Craig was born and raised in Pittsburgh and is a graduate of WVU with a degree in Marketing. After graduating, he returned to Pittsburgh where he worked 3 years in radio advertising. He then moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he worked 23 years for CBN, The Christian Broadcasting Network. At CBN, he worked at WXRI Radio, WYAH Television, Continental Radio (Satellite Radio) and The CBN Cable Network which transitioned to The Family Channel. As Senior VP and Managing Director of Affiliate Relations for The Family Channel, he oversaw 8 affiliate offices. During his tenure there, revenues increased from 10 million to over 116 million a year. It was then his privilege to work for CBN’s Major Donor Group to build a ministry team to visit, pray, and represent all the ministries of CBN to their major donors throughout the United States. Upon leaving CBN, Mr. Sherwood consulted for CBN, In Touch Ministries, and LeSea Broadcasting before retiring to his mountain home in WV, where he and his wife of 41 years, Pam, currently reside. They have 3 children and 6 beautiful grandchildren.

Rev. Gary Mitrik (Independent) – Gary Mitrik is senior pastor and founder of Greater Works Outreach (church, school, and Bible School), located in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Pastor Mitrik was ordained by the Full Gospel Assemblies, International in 1976. He has served on the Executive Committee for the Billy Graham Crusade, Pittsburgh 2000, and Hosanna House. He has served on the executive board and has been treasurer of Building United of Southwestern PA. He and his wife Karen, of 30 years, have two children, Bethany and Andre.

Leon Haynes, III (Independent) – As the founding director of Hosanna House, in 1989 Mr. Haynes was instrumental in transforming an urban community by the renovation and development of an abandoned school building in a community where crime and economic deprivation existed, coordinating a partnership of several health and human service agencies under one roof. Hosanna House serves over 35,000 people per year through workforce development, technology training, health care, dental care, child care and after-school and in-school programming for youth.

Mr. Haynes has worked with local boards such as the Boys and Girls Club, Lifecare Hospital-Wilkinsburg, the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development and the Family Support Policy board. Other affiliation include the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Board of Visitors, The Rensselaerville Institute’s Board of Trustees and the School Turn Around National Advisory Board. He has ten years experience working with Fortune 500 companies in the areas of engineering and marketing.

Mr. Haynes, a native of Virginia, earned a BS Degree in Industrial Technology at North Carolina A&T State University and has been a resident of Pennsylvania since 1986. He and his wife Annita have 3 children.

Richard Scholton was a Senior Vice President in commercial banking and retired from Banking in Blair country after 47 years. Presently he is a financial consultant and the treasurer of the Nehemiah Project in Altoona. He is also the treasurer of the Allegheny Ridge Corporation and is a member of the President Advisory Committee at Penn State, Altoona, as well as Mount Aloysius College. He has been involved with the American Red Cross, Cancer Society, Ambucs and many other organization.

Mr. Scholton has been married to Judith for 27 years. They have four children and eight grandchildren.

*Cornerstone Co-Founder Norma Bixler served on the Board until her recent passing on October 26, 2015.

Non-Voting Members

Tom Scott, CFO and Treasurer of the Board – This is Tom’s second tenure with CTVN.  He spent 10 years as Senior VP of Finance and Development at Cornerstone TeleVision between 1987 and 1997.  Overall, Tom has 30 plus years of experience as a financial executive.  He has worked in many places such as: Big-4 public accounting where he earned his CPA certification, Fortune 500 retailing, network television, commercial constructions and Internet media.  Tom is married to Becky and has five grown children and six grandchildren.

Laurie Hamby, Executive Assistant and Secretary of the Board – Executive Assistant and Secretary of the Board – A Music Education graduate of Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, Laurie received a lifetime teaching credential from the state of Missouri. After teaching for 16 years, she became a church music director in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Rockford, Illinois. However in these later years, Laurie has used her love of writing and the English language to edit books and assist the CEOs of Cornerstone Television.

Laurie has been married to Charles (Pastor Chuck) for almost 50 years. They have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

Leadership Team

Don Black, President [Re-direct to President’s Page], don@ctvn.org

Tom Scott, CFO, tscott@ctvn.org

Steve Johnson, Director of Operations

Tom Hollis, Outreach Director, thollis@ctvn.org

Dave Tucker, Production Director