R. Jeff Collene
is the Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Community Church and President of Paraclete Ministries. He also serves on other ministry executive boards. He has served in pastoral ministries for over 35 years and was sent out by the Elders of Full Faith Church of Love to plant Cornerstone Community Church in 1999.
The scripture verse that most describes his ministry is taken from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians in chapter 4 verse 1, “Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.” Serving is the highest calling in the Kingdom of God and God continues to open the mysteries of His person, His purpose and His creation as we pursue Him.
Pastor Jeff received his pastoral training beginning in 1980 where he pursued a Pastoral Ministries degree at Full Faith Church of Love Bible College in Shawnee Kansas. He immediately began lay pastoral ministry, teaching, counseling and various areas of evangelism and service. After graduation in 1985, Pastor Jeff taught at the same College for the next two years. He was ordained into full-time Christian ministry in 1986 as he began serving on staff as an Associate Pastor at Full Faith Church of Love. There he served as the Evangelism Pastor developing the expanding Missions program and then became the Missions Pastor. This Missions ministry grew to serve 50 families in 26 nations. During this time Pastor Jeff was privileged to minister the Gospel in many nations and establish a non-profit mission organization called Paraclete Ministries. Paraclete serves as a local ‘missions’ catalyst and in trans-local teaching and leadership development. As a result Pastor Jeff continues to serve in other nations and with many missionaries around the world.
After serving as the Missions Pastor for seven years he then served in an executive role at Full Faith Church of Love by serving as the Administrative Pastor and as an Elder for the next five years. In January 1999 he was sent out by the elders of Full Faith Church of Love to plant Cornerstone Community Church in central Wyandotte County, where he currently serves as the Senior Pastor fulfilling a vision given him by God in March of 1989.
Pastor Jeff and his wife Barbara reside in Kansas City, Kansas. They have three adult children; Jason and his wife Anna and their children Elise, Evan and Eva; Matthew and his wife Misty and their children Victoria, Jack and Olivia; Bess and her husband Carl Bonewits and their children Sophia and Aidan.