Damian Mericka | Lead Pastor
First, Cornerstone is where the Mericka's call home. They are a part of this family and love celebrating life in Jesus together. Second, Damian has been called to serve this Church in the role of Lead Pastor.
Originally from Ohio, Damian joined us in 2015 with a very diverse background. A PK (Preacher's kid) he came to know Jesus as Savior after a fiery revival when he was five; and the rest of his life has been spent learning to know and submit to Him as Lord. Degreed in both Business and Ministry, Damian served along side his dad in ministry both in Ohio and Georgia. Having a heart for smaller churches he supplemented income by managing in various retail environments along with serving our Country in Active Duty Army.
While pastoring in NC he met and married his wife Lacie and together they have two beautiful daughters, Hayden and Saige. In 2016 God answered their prayers in a very powerful way and their size grows from time-to-time through foster caring. Along with their cat, Bruce, the Mericka family still feels God is going to continue to grow their family.
Collectively Damian has pastored in OH, GA, NC, TX and now NJ with a passion for Missions. This has led him to partner with the Christian & Mission Alliance denomination, leading Cornerstone into efforts impacting both domestic Mission efforts and abroad.
When not pouring over endless volumes of a library he enjoys intense cardio workouts, coffee, dating his wife and singing The Greatest Showman songs while dancing with his daughters. Email
Cornerstone Chapel is a part of the Metro District within the Christian & Missionary Alliance. We enjoy a leadership through qualified men serving as Elders along with delegated roles in leadership across our Ministries.