Joe Stillone, Lead Pastor

Pastor Joe Stillone was introduced to the Gospel while a student at UW-Whitewater. That is when he gave his life to Jesus Christ and experienced a profound life-change.  After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, he married his college sweetheart and started a career as a medical device sales manager.  During this time he volunteered at his church, serving as a Bible teacher, men’s mentor, and ministry leader. His passion for ministry in the local church grew year-by-year.  At the age of 38, he came to a life-altering decision to leave his career in business and enroll full-time as a seminary student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.   
Upon graduation in 2001, he began to serve Cornerstone Church as its Associate Pastor. Soon after, in 2003 he accepted the responsibilities of lead pastor and ushered the church to a new season of ministry. In the years that followed, the church began preparing to construct a new building and move to its current location in Grafton near I-43. Pastor Joe has a passion for the Bible and is excited about partnering with God as God equips and transforms people’s hearts to become Fully Alive in Christ.
Pastor Joe has been happily married to his wife, Lori, for over 30 years and they have 4 children.  He knows first-hand what it’s like to navigate the many demands of life while cultivating a personal, growing, and vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ.