John Duran

John Duran is the Pastor and overseer at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in the Apostles Doctrine. He came to know the Lord Jesus Christ when Bishop Hernandez spoke to him about the saving grace of the Lord in 1994. Once he found out about Gods plan of salvation, he was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ on July 11th, 1994. He received the gift of the Holy Ghost on August 4, 1994. Sister Deena Duran, his wife, soon followed. Since then, they have been striving to bring others to the knowledge of Jesus Christ.  In 2004, Elder John Duran was ordained overseer of the congregation, a position that he had desired and has since fulfilled to this day. In 2006, through his vision and hard work, he established Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in the Apostles Doctrine Inc. in the Kendall area.

Pastor John has also been instrumental in coordinating home bible studies, youth activities, outings and many different outreaches in order to help encourage those who have a desire to learn about God’s word. Pastor John and Sister Deena along with their children Emily and Danny have a great love for the works of the Lord and they are a true example of the TRUE and UNSELFISH love of Christ.

Pastor John’s life scripture is, Hebrews 11:6, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is the rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”


Eli Castaneda

Eli Castaneda, an Elder and Worship leader at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, is originally from San Bernardino, California. It was at a young age Eli’s parents, Rafel and Agustina Castaneda decided to move Eli and his three younger siblings, Isaac, Rebecca, and Levi to Houston, Texas. There he was raised within the United Hispanic Pentecostal Church and became very involved within the youth and church activities. As he grew older he became involved in music and began to play in home bible studies. Eli played the piano not only for the churches youth classes but also the church choir. Following his high school graduation Eli attended community college and from there began his journey towards God’s calling in his life.

In June 2014, he visited Miami, Florida, returned to Houston and three months later moved to Miami, Florida permanently. He served at "The Pentecostal Cathedral" for 1 year, until the Lord then called him to serve at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship where he has since been working with Pastor John Duran.

Elder Eli's life scripture is, Psalm 28:7, “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song I will praise Him.”


Mike Hernandez

Bishop Mike Hernandez, has been faithfully working in the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ since 1977. From a very young age he was taught the Word of God. In August of 1974, he was baptized in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and several years later he began having Bible studies in his home in Miami. While only a couple of people were visiting, he continued to preach the word and witness to the souls that hungered for fulfillment and one by one they came and the congregation began to grow. In 1986 he was ordained an Elder and continued travelling around the United States and Mexico encouraging brethren to continue to seek the Lord. In 1987, he met Sister Lisa, in Mexico, who three years later became his wife.

Together, Bishop and his wife continued to work and more souls began to be drawn in. In 1996 after much hard work, the Lord blessed Bishop Hernandez and his congregation with a building for worship. Since then, Bishop Hernandez has continued to labor in the vineyard of the Lord together with his wife, and four children: Joel, William, Edith, and Stephanie. 

In 2003, Bishop was led to continue working for the Lord in the Okeechobee and Fort Pierce areas. Let us continue to pray for Bishop M.J. Hernandez and his family so that the Lord may continue to use him to be an encouragement to others.


Xavier Ondaro

Xavier Ondaro is the Deacon and Treasurer of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship. He was baptized on April 28, 1996, in Columbia, South Carolina and has since been laboring in the vineyard of the Lord Jesus Christ. He has participated and led in church activities which include evangelizing, feeding the homeless, hospital outreach, youth outings, church construction and whatever else his hands have found to do for the Lord.

After proving his faithfulness to the Lord, he was ordained Deacon and has continued to help win souls for the Kingdom of God. He and his family continue to serve others as they serve the Lord. He has been a great help to Pastor John Duran in the organization and the implementation of new programs.

Deacon Xavier’s life Scripture is 2 Timothy 2:3, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”

   April 2019   
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