Our Team

Our Staff along with our Shepherds combine to form The Leadership Team. We work together in harmony to Bring Glory to God and People to Jesus.

Our Staff

Kent Hawkins

Senior Minister

Kent Hawkins has been the minister of the congregation since October 1999. He and his wife, Kim, have lived in Vero Beach since 1988. They have 2 grown married children and four grandchildren.

Joey Tuccillo

Family Minister

Joey Tuccillo serves as our Family Minister. He oversees our Kid Squad program and Ascend Student Ministry program. He and his wife, Tabby, are recently married and recent graduates of Johnson University Florida. Tabby works as the director of students services and outreach at CareNet IRC. Both Joey and Tabby have a passion for the youth!

Steve Trinkle

Associate Minister

Steve Trinkle joined the Cornerstone staff as a part-time Associate Minister with an emphasis on Seniors ministry. Steve has 45 years of experience in various positions in Christian Churches. He and his wife Dee live in Fort Pierce and also have a part-time ministry at Road Runner RV park.

Our Shepherds

The book of Acts details the institution of the New Testament Church as well as its organization. As Paul traveled from city to city he established Churches. When he left, he appointed Elders/Shepherds to lead that individual congregation. So the first century church was ‘Elder-led’. Cornerstone Christian Church, as a New Testament congregation is an Elder/Shepherd led congregation. Our Staff is under their Biblical authority. We call our Elders, Shepherds; one of the Biblical terms used by Paul. It indicates a care and concern for the body; leading them; guiding them; protecting them; and loving them.

Aaron Fusselman


William Zeh


Tim Gent


Mark Brown