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Tom Hollis, Lead Host (pictured 2nd from right)

Tom Hollis is the Chief Operating Officer for Cornerstone Television and co-host of the daily ministry program, Hope Today, as well as Hard Questions.  You’ll also find him in our weekly Block Party skits, advocating family fun!  Tom is a former missionary, who has a passion for people to come to Christ and know Him fully.  Tom and his wife Jean have three grown children and a growing group of grandkids.  Avid cyclists, you may see Tom and Jean on the bike trail, so be sure to wave!

 

Tom McGough, Lead Host (pictured far right)

Tom McGough wears many hats at Cornerstone Television as Sales Manager, program co-host, and General Manager of CTVN’s Pittsburgh Faith & Faith Channel.  Tom is a former pro baseball player (pitcher for the Cleveland Indians), and a masterful connector of people and ministries.  

 

Recently, he celebrated his son Scott’s accomplishment as a Team USA silver medalist in the Olympics.  Tom is a loving husband to his wife Luci; a proud father to Scott and Eric; and a doting grandfather!  

 

Above all, he aims to serve and put Christ first in all areas of his life, and has introduced multitudes to the saving grace of Jesus.

 

Pastor Pete Giacalone (pictured center)

Pete Giacalone came to know the Lord at the peak of the Jesus movement in the early 70’s.  After salvation, Pete entered Central Bible College, where he received his B.A. in Bible.  He has served as Assistant Pastor and Youth Pastor.

Pete was raised in a strong Italian family.  He knows the joy of bondages being broken in his life. In 1981, Pete and his wife Elaine started a home missions church sponsored by South Hills Assembly of God.  The church became Walnut Grove Assembly of God in the West Mifflin area of Pittsburgh. The ministry included: A Crisis Pregnancy Center, a Rescue Mission Outreach, Street Drama, Day Care, and a Grade School (K-6).

After 15 years as a Senior Pastor of Walnut Grove, Pete spent many years on the evangelistic field, and was invited to be part of the Cornerstone Television Family and served there full-time for four years.  Pete then served as the Lead Pastor at Rainbow Assembly Of God in McKeesport for 16 years, until he retired in 2020.

This retirement was short-lived, as he was invited to become the interim pastor of South Hills Assembly.  A few months later, in early 2021, Pete was appointed to, and currently serves as, the Lead Pastor of South Hills Assembly.

 

Pastor J. Anthony Gilbert (pictured 2nd from left)

Pastor J. Anthony Gilbert is an on-fire minister of the word of God whose passion is to restore honor back to God’s house by bringing a fresh spirit of revival through his ministry.  His preaching is known as inspirational and prophetic.  He is a graduate of World Harvest Bible College (now known as Valor Christian College), founded by Pastor Rod Parsley.  He also has a Bachelors in Applied Theology from Logos Christian College in Jacksonville, Florida.  He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Ministry.  He had a pastorate position at Rock of Revelation Church in Olean, NY, from 2001-2014 and also served as president of Kingdom Convergence — an ecumenical conglomerate of pastors and ministers coming together to further the Kingdom.  

 

In 2014, God called Pastor Gilbert and his family to Pittsburgh, PA, to serve at Covenant Church of Pittsburgh, under Bishop Joseph Garlington.  As of November 2015, they have been pastoring Another Level Ministries.  He is also the president of Another Level Bible Institute, established in 2020.  

 

Pastor Jay works closely with Cornerstone Television Network, serving on the panel of Hard Questions, as a co-host on Hope Today, and host of the new Signs of the Times program series.  Pastor Jay serves as the President of the newly-founded East Liberty Women’s Care Center, which he and his wife founded together.  He currently resides in Pittsburgh with his wife Tiffany and their two sons.  

 

Dr. William R. Glaze (pictured left)

Dr. William R. Glaze has been the Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, since July 1990.  He previously served as Pastor of Green Spring Baptist Church in Brookneal, Virginia, and Associate Pastor of New Testament Baptist Church in Arvonia, Virginia.

 

In Pittsburgh, Pastor Glaze, as he is affectionately known, hosts “Anchored in Jesus,” a daily radio broadcast.  He is the Founder and Dean of the Pittsburgh Laymen’s Bible Institute – offering certification in Biblical Counseling and other Bible-based certificates.   

 

Pastor Glaze completed his undergraduate studies at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado in 1978, where he was selected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.   In 1984, he completed graduate studies at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he was the recipient of The B. R. Lakin Award for Persuasive Preaching and awarded First Place in the Sermon Contest.  In 1987, he earned a Doctor of Sacred Theology Degree from Bethany Theological Seminary, in Dothan, Alabama.  In 2021, he received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

 

Pastor Glaze is certified as a Biblical Counselor and Instructor by Christian Research and Development.  He is also a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh XIX.

 

Dr. William R. Glaze has used his gifts to serve the Lord in preaching, teaching, revivals, seminars, retreats, and conferences throughout the United States and Africa.  He and his wife, Angie, married in February 1977 and have four adult children and seven grandchildren.

 

Dr. Ray E. Heiple Jr. Bio

Ray was brought up in the Lutheran Church, going to Sunday morning worship, Sunday school, and serving as an acolyte as a boy.  He always affirmed the existence of God, that Jesus was His Son, and that the Bible was His Word, but Ray was not a Christian.  As a teenager he joined the party crowd, going out most nights drinking, racing cars, looking for girls, and getting in fights with other guys.  He knew he should be living for God, but he thought he could “have fun” while he was young and then live for God when he was old.  The fun ended one night when Ray was twenty years old.  A tragic automobile accident killed his friend and left Ray with a concussion and multiple lacerations.  In the hospital, the grief over took Ray.  He cried out to the Lord, asking him to take the grief away and promising that he would commit his life to serve Him for real.  

 

God answered Ray’s prayer.  The Lord graciously gave Ray a real desire to know Him and serve Him.  Ray began reading his Bible cover to cover, over and over again.  He also began visiting “Bible-believing” churches, where conversion to Christ was believed in and taught.  Ray still had to face the consequences of his “fun” life, as decided by the courts.  After spending thirty days in jail, while still on probation, he got a job at CTVN.  Not having a driver’s license, his mother and grandmother would drive him the hour trip to work daily.

 

At Cornerstone Television Ray met and married Robin.  Five years later Ray began to work at Fox 53 in their graphics department doing the 10 o clock news.  As the years went by, Ray couldn’t get enough of the Word of God. His pastor took notice and encouraged him to take a few classes at a local seminary.  He did and loved it, and began taking classes regularly, simply wanting to learn more about the Bible and how God had been working in His church for the last two thousand years.

 

Ray received his Masters of Divinity degree (M.Div.), and was ordained a minister of the gospel.  Since that time, Ray has become the Senior Pastor Providence PCA in Robinson Twp and has earned his Doctorate of Ministry degree (D. Min.).  A growing love for God’s Word has continued to be the distinguishing mark of Ray’s church and ministry.

 

Pastor Mark F. Moder

Mark F. Moder is the Lead Pastor of Berean Church in Pittsburgh, PA.  The church was founded in 1986 by he and his wife Stephanie.  Mark is ordained through Faith Christian Fellowship International in Tulsa, OK and CCFI in Lowell, MA.  He is a 1982 graduate of Rhema Bible Training College in Tulsa, OK. 

 

His desire is to raise up strong, balanced Christians who are active within their local church, fulfilling their part of the Great Commission.  Besides pastoring, his calling to teach God’s Word has taken him many times to the regions of Europe, Africa, Asia and Central America.  He loves teaching the Scriptures and feels called to teach the meat of God’s Word in a practical, relevant way.  His passion is to teach in Bible schools worldwide. 

 

Besides overseeing the church and its many ministries, he is also the Director of Berean School of Ministry, which is a weekly Bible school designed to train believers how to do the works of Jesus.  The school focuses on powerful worship, solid Bible teaching, practical activation, and local outreach. 

 

Mark and his wife Stephanie have three grown children who love Jesus passionately. 

 

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