Life Scripture

Zech 3:7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.

About Pastor Greg

Title: Senior Leader
Joined Cornerstone Staff: 1982
Education: BA in Political Science from UCLA, Masters in Global Urban Leadership,
Bakke International University
Family: Two children (Christine and Jonathan), along with son-in-law, George; three grandchildren (Alexis and her husband, Michael, Hannah, and Caleb), Karen, Greg’s wife of 42 years, passed away in 2020
Favorite Authors or Books: Any books that address the development of local church leadership and ministry
Motto: Just keep moving
Music Artists: Usually anything with horns, or with a driving beat / Billy Joel, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Jerrod Sullivan, Snarky Puppy, David Sanborn, Todd Dulaney, and Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Movies
Restaurant: Any good Chicago steak house / Pasta with marinara sauce
Season: The transition from spring to summer, and the transition from summer to fall
Snack Food: Popcorn / Salt & Vinegar chips
Sport team: Any team from UCLA
Time of day: Morning

Pastor Greg Howse

Senior Leader
Cornerstone Christian Center

His Story

Greg Howse has been leading Cornerstone Christian Center, a multi-ethnic, cross-cultural congregation in the south suburbs of Chicago, since 1982, alongside his late wife, Karen. With his life experience in racial diversity, Cornerstone’s constituency includes African-American, Caucasian, and Hispanic/Latino members.

Greg’s main emphasis in ministry is to identify and raise up emerging leaders, as well as establishing “family” as the identity of the local church. He is the founder and president of Sharpening Stone Ministries International (SSMI), a network of leaders designed to equip leaders for advancement in spiritual strength and ability, led by a team of seasoned leaders.

Additionally, Greg is the father of two adult children and the grandfather of three young adults.

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