Gary Mitrik is senior pastor and founder of Greater Works Outreach (church, school, and Bible School) located in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Pastor Mitrik was ordained by the Full Gospel Assemblies, International in 1976. He has served on the Executive Committee for the Billy Graham Crusade, Pittsburgh 2000, and Hosanna House. He has served on the executive board and has been treasurer of Building United of Southwestern PA. Pastor Gary Mitrik and his wife Karen, of 30 years, have two children, Bethany and Andre.
A native of Pittsburgh, Michelle was born and raised in the Hill District. She has been an active member of Covenant Church of Pittsburgh for over 30 years and serves in a leadership capacity. Michelle loves to travel and do missions work. This includes her work in Pittsburgh’s underserved communities. She has traveled to 8 countries.
Michelle is married to John Agatston, and they have 3 adult daughters and 5 grandchildren. Michelle is an effective leader with a unique ability to communicate a culture of trust with colleagues. She became the first female chairman of the Board of the Cornerstone Television Network when she accepted the position in 2014, after many years of service as a Board member — and now has served the Board for over 25 years. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership.
Tom Scott (MBA) serves as Treasurer for the Board of Directors. A graduate of Duquesne University (B.S., Finance) and D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University (MS-Accounting, MBA), Tom's breadth of Accounting experience encompasses the fields of network television, software, and medical staffing. Tom previously served as Cornerstone Television's Chief Finance Officer.
Paul received a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications at Oral Roberts University in 1980. He has served in many of roles in the Production department of Cornerstone Television for over 43 years. Since 2002, he has focused on Creation Science, as featured on the Origins TV program, which he is the producer and editor of. Paul has served on the CTVN board of directors since January of 2019. He has been married to his wife Faye for over 40 years and has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
Nino Comanici is the newest member of the Board, joining in 2022. As a preteen, Nino visited CTVN with his mom and brothers for a home-school field trip. His mom volunteered them to serve, and at 12 years old, Nino started running prayer requests from the phone room to the studio during telethon. He spent the next 10 years volunteering and working part time as a cameraman, growing up under the influence of Norma, Arlene, and many others. At 13, a visiting evangelist prophesied over Nino and his brother Alan that they would be entrepreneurs and build a dynasty. They have seen that prophecy become reality in real estate. Nino actually named his first company Dynasty Homes in honor of the prophecy.
Nino is married to Cassie, and together they have a son, Jace. They live in the Pittsburgh area and are members of Monroeville Assembly of God.
As the founding director of Hosanna House, in 1989 Mr. Haynes was instrumental in transforming an urban community by the renovation and development of an abandoned school building in a community where crime and economic deprivation existed, coordinating a partnership of several health and human service agencies under one roof. Hosanna House serves over 35,000 people per year through workforce development, technology training, health care, dental care, child care and after-school and in-school programming for youth.
Mr. Haynes has worked with local boards such as the Boys and Girls Club, Lifecare Hospital-Wilkinsburg, the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development, and the Family Support Policy board. Other affiliations include the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Board of Visitors, The Rensselaerville Institute’s Board of Trustees and the School Turn Around National Advisory Board. He has ten years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies in the areas of engineering and marketing. Mr. Haynes, a native of Virginia, earned a BS Degree in Industrial Technology at North Carolina A&T State University and has been a resident of Pennsylvania since 1986. He and his wife Anita have 3 children.
Steve Johnson’s Christian television career led from CTVN intern to CTVN CEO. His journey began in October of 1983, as a bass guitar player for a Christian music group that was invited to perform at the station. It was his first time in a television station, and from that first experience, he knew he wanted to make television his career. He then enrolled at California University of PA and earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications. In his junior year, he returned to CTVN as an intern, then was hired to work in the studio as a camera operator.
His resume of positions includes: camera operator, floor manager, assistant director, director, producer, production manager, director of operations, and VP of Operations.
Steve’s accomplishments include coordinating and implementing CTVN’s transition to high definition television in the Pittsburgh market, coordinating the development and launch of CTVN’s Roku streaming channel, and initiating the upgrade from an obsolete tape-based Master Control system to a file-based, automated server. Steve’s passion for Christian television continues to grow as he daily watches the powerful message of the Gospel reach people who seemed unreachable.
A graduate of Geneva College, Crystal received her B.S. Degree in Broadcast Communications & Electronic Media and M.S. Degree in Organizational Leadership. She has been employed at Cornerstone Television for 11 years, and most recently became Director of Marketing & Development.