Pastor Jim Winder was born and raised in central Pennsylvania. His parents were home missionaries involved with church planting and evangelistic work. Pastor Jim attended Tennessee Temple University, Southern Seminary, and Berean Bible Institute. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Sacred Theology degree from American Bible Institute. He has pastored in Florida, North Carolina, and now in Pennsylvania. Pastor Jim served in the country of Haiti as a conference speaker during the late 1970s. He is married to Anna and they have three children and seven grandchildren. The Winders were part of the original three families who began Cornerstone in 1990.
Pastor Jim’s philosophy of ministry includes being a pastor who is in touch with the people on a personal basis. He desires to see the lives of people change through the working of the Holy Spirit using other Christians. He feels the church should constantly be looking for ways to further the ministry of Cornerstone, both to the Body of Christ in this church and to others on the outside, in the community and around the world. He is a strong supporter of missions both at home and abroad. Pastor Jim desires a hands-on approach to ministry and feels that the Body of the church should accomplish all the work of the church. He believes that the Lord has gifted the church with what is needed to complete the plan that God has for His work.
Pastor Jim enjoys preaching and teaching the Word. His desire is that the Bible would become a daily part of our lives, along with prayer, to empower the church to its fullest extent. He feels that a strong pulpit will produce strong leaders throughout the church, which will result in a local body that is a strong beacon for Christ.