Dr. Christopher Hushaw

Senior Pastor

Chris Hushaw’s passion is to help people step out and live on the edge, discovering their God-made purpose in life and really live like Christians.

As a pastor and teacher for over twenty years, Chris has helped people break out of their ruts to live out God’s dream for their lives. Today, he serves as Founding and Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Covenant Church in Palm Desert, California. Chris and his wife, Linda, have four children.

Raised in the Coachella Valley, Pastor Chris met Linda at UC San Diego in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. After graduating, they married and headed off to New Jersey for a postgraduate degree at Princeton. In 2005, the Lord called the Hushaw family to plant a mission outpost in his hometown and Cornerstone was birthed. While planting Cornerstone, Chris completed his doctoral studies at Fuller Theological Seminary with his disciple-making dissertation. You can read his ebook “Inside Out Church”.

Starting in a Living Room, the bible study grew from 35 to 75 in just a couple of months and grew out of house meetings. In October 2006, with our grand opening we invited the community to join us. Our first year we regularly had over 200 in worship and we started our self-funding Mission Thrift Shop. Since then we have given away over $250K in clothes to the needy, sent over 4,000 kids to camp to hear the gospel, sharing the gospel with the poor, needy, and deserving in our valley.