Donald Black, President and CEO of Cornerstone Television Network
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. A graduate of 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, and their two dogs live in Murrysville, PA; they enjoy visiting their four adult children in their homes across the country. He is an author, international speaker, and ministry leader.President’s Page
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 8 beautiful grandchildren.
Reverend 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 Anita 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.
A native of Pittsburgh, Michelle was born and raised in the Hill District. She has been an active member of Covenant Church of Pittsburgh for over 30 years and serves in a leadership capacity. Michelle loves to travel and do Missions work, this includes her work in Pittsburgh’s underserved communities. She has traveled to 8 countries.Michelle is married to John Agatston and they have 3 adult daughters and 5 grandchildren. Michelle is an effective leader because of her ability to communicate a culture of trust with colleagues. She became the first female chairman of the Board of the Cornerstone Television Network, when she accepted the position in 2014 after 18 years of service as a Board member. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership.
Laurie Hamby, Secretary of the Board (non-voting member)
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 2 children and 3 grandchildren.