Our Team
Dr. Michael J. Rubino

Founder and Executive Director

Pastor Mike Rubino is a leader who loves the local church. Over the course of 20 years he has helped launched church plants, re-plants, and revitalized multiple churches in the Northeast.

When God first called Michael to minister in the Northeast many church leaders told him it was the graveyard for the local church. However, it was in those moments that he felt the Holy Spirit conviction that there was no better place to see God’s resurrection power in person then a graveyard!

Under his leadership and shepherding Cornerstone Bible Church has transitioned from a declining mono-chromatic church barely surviving to a thriving multi-cultural expression of God’s kingdom in their community.

Pastor Mike’s vision is that every local community have a healthy local church. This requires raising up and resourcing leaders to plant, re-plant, and revitalize churches. To make that vision a reality he launched the Revitalize Conference now a part of the recently founded Church Revitalize Center.

As a certified Church coach specializing in both church Re-planting and Revitalization Pastor Mike has the passion, training, and calling to serve churches in need. He has been blessed to have Dr. Thom Rainer as his mentor and is actively partnering with his organization, Church Answers.

Pastor Mike holds a Doctorate in Education, Leadership and Technology, MA’s in both Theology and Business Administration and a BA in Psychology. He is married to his 7th Grade Christian School sweetheart and has two teenagers who love the Lord and have caused him to go bald prematurely!

Alan H. McLeod

Director of the Church Revitalize Center

Alan McLeod transitioned from business transformational consulting to full-time, Church Revitalization Consulting in response to God’s calling, shaped by several factors. First, Alan is gifted with a business brain and a pastor’s heart.  He has a heart for the Bride of Christ, the local church. He has served several churches as a Revitalizer, Elder, Church Financial Manager, Men’s Ministry Leader, Bible Teacher, and Small-Group Discipleship Facilitator. In addition to running the Church Revitalization Center, Alan also serves as an Executive Board Member at the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association.

Second, prior to managing the annual Church Revitalization Conference sponsored by Cornerstone Bible Church, Alan successfully orchestrated a 3-way church merger. The merger consisted of a new church plant along with two older and struggling churches about to close their doors. The resulting merged church continues to grow and thrive to this day. With first hand experience, church mergers and adoptions are among the many revitalization pathways available to struggling churches.

Finally, Alan realized that God’s shaping included a business transformational consulting career in banking and manufacturing. He brings a set business management skills that few pastors if ever are trained in.  Alan’s business skills include strategic planning, change management, program management, information technology management and people-skills in facilitating high performance teams.

Complementing years of personal bible study and teaching, he is well along in a Master’s degree program in Theology at Liberty University’s School of Divinity. He is also enrolled in the Church Answers, Church Revitalization Certification program.

Alan received extensive training in strategic management and breakthrough improvement from the Juran Institute. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He received training from Ken Blanchard’s Training and Development organization in facilitating high performance teams.  He received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University. While at Villanova, he was active with Campus Crusade for Christ (now CRU) and evangelical missions.

Lee Pappas

Marketing Communications Coordinator 

Lee Pappas is a Deacon at Cornerstone Bible Church. He also participates in the mentored Internship pastoral program at Cornerstone Bible Church through the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the EQUIP Network. The EQUIP Network has masterfully bridged the gap between the seminary and the local church.   

By day, Lee is a Manager at Accela Inc, one of the largest software solution firms supporting state and local governments. 

In his spare time, Lee and his wife, Allison are raising 6 children.  

Neil Windsor

Ministry Partnership Coordinator

Neil Windsor is a Deacon at Cornerstone Bible Church. He is also a Senior Admissions Specialist at Columbia University. Neil has an Education Specialist Degree, Master of Arts (MA) in Human Services Counseling and Bachelor of Science  (BS) in Communications from Liberty University.  He and his wife have three young children.        

Eric Lewis

Multicultural Ministry Specialist

Eric Lewis provides perspective and practices on multicultural ministry, a challenge for 21st Century churches to revitalize in increasingly diverse communities. In addition, Eric is the Christian Education Ministry Leader at Cornerstone Bible Church.  He is also an Academic Advisor for the Department of Academic & Transfer Services at Stony Brook University. Eric is PhD candidate at Liberty University in pursuit of a Doctor of Education in Christian Leadership.  He is a graduate of the State University College at Oneonta with a B.S. in Communication Arts; holds a Masters of Arts in Social Science (MA) degree with a concentration in Student Affairs and Diversity from Binghamton University; and graduate of the NYACK-Alliance Theological Seminary with a Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) degree with a Concentration in Urban Ministry.

Eric Lewis passions include  counseling and advising, teaching, curriculum development, and leadership development.