Cornerstone TeleVision Board of Directors 2015
Mrs. Michelle Agatston, Chairman of the Board – Michelle has a Masters in Education and is presently on the administrative team for the Wilkinsburg School District. She worked over 20 years in the field of social services and started her own consulting business, consulting to schools, non-profit agencies, and as a trainer for Family Communications. She has been an Associate Pastor at Covenant Church of Pittsburgh and is presently on the Covenant Church of Pittsburgh’s Elders’ Board. She has been a coordinator of Sarah’s Daughters/Sister’s Protectors, a mentoring ministry for young girls from single parent families, making missionary trips to Africa and visiting Israel. Michelle is wife of John S. Agatston, a Jewish Pension Actuary, mother of 3 adult children, and grandmother of three.
Mrs. Norma Bixler – Norma and her husband, Russ Bixler, founded Cornerstone TeleVision. God gave the vision for the station to Norma, and the interesting journey from the birth of a vision to the network that now spreads the gospel nationwide and throughout the world through satellite signals is chronicled in the dynamic book, FAITH WORKS, by Russell Bixler. Norma has been a faithful mentor and prayer warrior through the years and even now her presence on air adds a special touch to the programs. In 2011, she was awarded the Salvation Army’s highest honor, the Catherine Booth Award for giving unselfishly of her time and ability in service to humanity, while demonstrating active moral and social leadership.
Rev. Gary Tustin – Rev. Tustin is founder and pastor of Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship. He has a unique calling to unite the Body of Christ through the pastors’ conferences held each year in his church, completely funded by Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship as a ministry to pastors. He is a founding member of Celebrate One, a unified city-wide observance on the National Day of Prayer, in Johnstown. Pastor Gary is very involved in missions and is on the Worldwide Missionary Evangelism (WME) Committee. He is Vice President of “Little Lambs of Lima, Peru,” a school and feeding program for abandoned children. An extension of this ministry is the entrepreneurial adult program with a bakery, store, and street vendor operation.
Mr. Craig R Sherwood – 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.
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 five grandchildren.
Laurie Hamby, 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. However in these later years, Laurie has worked with her minister husband using her skills in Celebrate Recovery, a Christian 12-step program at Cornerstone Ministries Church in Export, PA. They were also instrumental in helping produce the Born to Be Free show, a program which is shown on Cornerstone TeleVision on a regular basis. She has used her musical abilities in various community functions as well as at the station.