Staff & Eldership

Get to know the Eldership Team at Cornerstone Wirral

Meet our Eldership Team

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Josh Walsh - Pastor/Elder

Josh is married to Annie and dad to Evie and Ezra. Josh and Annie moved to the Wirral in May 2011 and Josh is the Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Church Wirral. 


In January 2013, sent by Cornerstone Church Liverpool, Josh began a Gospel Community in his front room with a heart to see the people of Wirral won for Jesus through multiplying disciples and churches. By God's grace that Gospel Community grew and multiplied. They began a Sunday Gathering in September 2013. 


Josh also is a part of the Cornerstone Collective Directional Leadership Team and helps oversee it's Church Planter Residency.


Josh is a full member of the Acts 29 Network where he also helps as a Church Planter Assessor. Josh has also completed theological training with Crosslands Seminary.

"By God's grace we have seen God working in the lives of people in Wirral!" - Josh Walsh

Matt Newberry - Elder

Matt is married to Cat and dad to Kate and Benjamin.


He grew up in Bangor, N.Ireland where he became a Christian aged 19. A few years later, he moved to England to serve with a sports ministry organisation called Ambassadors in Sport (AIS) where he spent time using sport to tell people about Jesus through international mission trips, schools work and soccer schools. After working in Birmingham, he moved to take up a new job in Liverpool in 2012.


Matt has been part of Cornerstone Wirral since it was planted and also serves as the Chair of Trustees of the Cornerstone Collective. Matt and Catherine currently lead a Gospel Community in Bebington.

"God's doing a new thing in our region." - Matt Newberry

Lee Horne - Elder

Lee is married to Jen and has three daughters; Eleanor, Hannah and Charlotte.


Lee and Jen were part of the launch team that left Cornerstone Church Liverpool in 2013 and they currently lead a Gospel Community in New Ferry. Lee also serves as a Trustee of the Cornerstone Collective.

Chris Simons - Elder

Chris is married to Jo and they have three kids; Joshua, Isabelle and Micah.


Chris and Jo joined Cornerstone Church in 2017 having moved to the Wirral to be part of a church that plants churches. Chris joined the Eldership team in 2020. Chris and Jo currently lead the Higher Bebington GC.