Our Pastors


In 1993, Cornerstone Word of Life Church began with a vision. Pastor Mark Garver moved to Madison, AL with only that, a vision: raising up a generation from infants to adults to know Him and to make Him known. Pastor Mark moved here with $900 in cash, two friends, a car that barely ran, but more importantly, a vision from God that was burning in his heart.


Pastor Mark Garver

Senior Pastor

Pastor Mark Garver founded Cornerstone in November of 1993 with the premise to enable believers to prevail by the Word of God. Pastor Mark is a graduate of RHEMA Bible Training Center in Tulsa, OK. He is currently the senior pastor of Cornerstone Word of Life Church in Madison, AL.

Before pastoring, Pastor Mark attended Indiana State University where he received a degree in accounting. Pastor Mark also traveled to several foreign countries, where he saw the hand of God move mightily. Besides pastoring the congregation, he has a heart to train up leaders in the body of Christ.


Pastor Rhonda Garver

Senior Pastor

Pastor Rhonda attended and graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center. A seasoned minister herself, she traveled the country of India for one year and taught at the Great Commission Bible Training Center (now known as RHEMA India). Her heart was in the mission field until God supernaturally brought her and Pastor Mark together. She is over the Children’s areas and the praise and worship team. Some of her favorite subjects to teach are Redemption, Love Walk and Godly Families. She is known for a strong teaching anointing, and through her ministry, lives have been changed around the world.


Pastor Belinda Tolliver

Associate Pastor

Belinda joined the staff in November 2002, having previously served on another church staff for 6 years. She is an Associate Pastor and is responsible for the Pastoral Care Ministries. It is Belinda’s desire for every individual to experience a personal and intimate relationship with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is a graduate of DOMATA School of Missions, RHEMA Bible Training Center, both in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Victory Bible Training Center, Nashville, Tennessee and has a BS degree in Music Education from Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama.


Pastor Robert Conover

Associate Pastor & Youth Pastor

Robert Conover is a graduate of Domata School of Missions and Rhema Bible College.  Since graduating he has been in full time ministry at Cornerstone Word of Life Church!