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Meet the Leadership

Lead Pastors

Joseph and Helen Fenech Laudi

Joseph and Helen were amongst the first Maltese to be converted from Roman Catholicism to Evangelical Pentecostal Christianity. Although still in their teens they both grew steadily in the Faith and in 1983 they founded the 'Knisja Kristjana Evangelika' (Christian Evangelical Church) where Joseph served as Pastor. Under his leadership the church grew and the need for a new building was felt. The Assembly moved from a hired building in Paola to San Gwann where they bought their own church building in 1990. Joseph served in full-time ministry as the Lead Pastor of this assembly until 1994. During this period of time he also served as President of what then was known as the 'Malta Fellowship of Evangelical Churches' and as Superintendent of the 'Malta Assemblies of God.' He was instrumental in the founding of both organisations. Between 1994 and 2006 he ministered to various assemblies both locally and abroad but was not attached to any particular organisation or denomination. Then in 2008 the Lord led both him and his wife to attend the former 'Live Seed Christian Centre' now known as ‘Cornerstone Pentecostal Church where they now serve as lead pastors. Pastor Joseph ministers freely to the Body of Christ whenever opportunities arise. Both Joseph and Helen have a special calling to the whole body of believers and their passion is to equip believers, work towards unity between the various Christian Churches and encourage believers to look to God for spiritual revival upon Malta and Gozo. Pastor Joseph is an avid preacher and an able teacher of the Word of God who depends heavily on the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Helen works alongside her husband offering support and godly counsel. They were married in 1977 and have two lovely daughters, Daniela and Rachel, who both serve the Lord and two beautiful grand daughters Krista and Kimberly. In 2011 Pastor Joseph was once again appointed to serve as the General Superintendant of the Malta Assemblies of God at an extraordinary meeting where Paul Trementozi, who at the time was the Director of the Southern Europe of the World Assemblies of God, presided the meeting. Pastor Joseph holds this position up to the present day. 

Assistant to the Pastor

Edwin Vella

Edwin Vella along with his wife Marlene and family, was actively involved in the Roman Catholic Charismatic movement for many years holding various leadership positions. After going through a struggle in his spiritual life to reconcile some of the teachings that he was taught from childhood, with the clear teaching of the Bible, he then presented all he had learned from the Bible to God in prayer. He prayed for a clearer vision and revelation of the Scriptures.  This eventually resulted in most of the family embracing Evangelical Christianity and joining the Pentecostal movement. In 2013 Edwin and the majority of his family joined our church and shortly after began ministerial training and studies. He now serves Cornerstone Church as the assistant Pastor. Edwin, is very committed to the cause of Christ and is mastering successfully his leadership role and faithfully preaches the Word of God with passion. Edwin, is an experienced contractor in electrical and plumbing installations and has contributed greatly in overseeing the building project of our new church premises in Blata l-Bajda. Edwin is married to Marlene, and has four sons.

Women's Ministry

Marlene Vella

Marlene is a very caring and gentle person and serves Cornerstone Pentecostal Church as the Director of the Women's Ministry. She also helps in other areas of ministry in the church. She serves alongside her husband and is a source of encouragement to him and to the church in general. Marlene has varied work experience and presently works in sales. She is married to Edwin and has four sons.

Worship Arts Director

 Julian Calleja

Julian was brought up in a Roman Catholic family. In his youth he served in the Village Youth Group and formed part of their worship team. Along with his wife Louiselle, they served in the National Catholic Charismatic Renewal Worship Team and where part of a Charismatic community. As time went by due to family commitments they took a step back and eventually were no longer involved.  Time went by and yet deep in their hearts they desired to come back to the things of God.  Little did they know that God had plans for them to get to know Him more intimately. His brother-in-law, who had become a Born Again Christian, started evangelizing him and eventually both him and his family accepted the Lord as Saviour. They accepting an invitation to attend a Christian church for the Sunday morning service and this was the first step towards his conversion to Evangelical Christianity. On the 28th of August, 2011 he surrendered his life to the Lord. After serving as an interpreter in the church God called him to he again joined the worship team as an accoustic guitarist. Later on in 2013 he and his family joined Live Seed Christian Centre, now known as Cornerstone Pentecostal Church where he now serves as the Worship Arts Director of Cornerstone Church and oversees and sometimes leads the Sunday service Praise and Worship. During the week he also leads a bible study session in Maltese around one of the tables during our Community Bible Study night. Julian is married to Louiselle and together they have two sons Grant and Hugh.

Worship Leader

 Rachel Schembri

Rachel is the younger daughter of Pastors Joseph and Helen.  She is a second generation Christian who was raised up in a Christian family and always had an inclination to music. She has studied both the pianoforte and the acoustic guitar and leads the worship team together with the Worship Arts Director in Praise and Worship at our Sunday service. She has a beautiful and sweet personality and loves serving the Lord and others. She is married to Mark Schembri.

Children’s Director

 Louiselle Calleja

Louiselle was brought up as a Roman Catholic Church and in her youth she also served in the National Charismatic Renewal Worship Team and also formed part of a Charismatic community. As time went by she slowly drew away from this life due to family commitments. As time went by she was witnessed to by her brother who had just given his life to the Lord. She then started attending a Christian church with her family and subsequently on the 14th June, 2011 accepted Jesus as Saviour and Lord. She answered God’s calling upon her life and started teaching Sunday school in the church she attended. Eventually she and her family were led to move to another church where she now serves as the Director of the Children’s ministry. She oversees a team of wonderful Sunday School teachers and helpers. Here at Cornerstone Church she also plays the keyboard and is part of the worship team. Louiselle is a very committed and creative person and is married to Julian and together they have two boys, Grant and Hugh.

Youth Leader

 Grant Calleja

Grant is a very committed young brother who’s main ministry is that of Youth Leader at Cornerstone Pentecostal Church.  He preaches with passion at the youth gatherings and loves what he does. Grant also is part of the worship team and plays the electric guitar. He is the eldest son of the Calleja family.
©Cornerstione Pentecostal Church

Meet the

Leadership

Lead Pastors

Joseph and Helen Fenech Laudi

Joseph and Helen were amongst the first Maltese to be converted from Roman Catholicism to Evangelical Pentecostal Christianity. Although still in their teens they both grew steadily in the Faith and in 1983 they founded the 'Knisja Kristjana Evangelika' (Christian Evangelical Church) where Joseph served as Pastor. Under his leadership the church grew and the need for a new building was felt. The Assembly moved from a hired building in Paola to San Gwann where they bought their own church building in 1990. Joseph served in full-time ministry as the Lead Pastor of this assembly until 1994. During this period of time he also served as President of what then was known as the 'Malta Fellowship of Evangelical Churches' and as Superintendent of the 'Malta Assemblies of God.' He was instrumental in the founding of both organisations. Between 1994 and 2006 he ministered to various assemblies both locally and abroad but was not attached to any particular organisation or denomination. Then in 2008 the Lord led both him and his wife to attend the former 'Live Seed Christian Centre' now known as ‘Cornerstone Pentecostal Church where they now serve as lead pastors. Pastor Joseph ministers freely to the Body of Christ whenever opportunities arise. Both Joseph and Helen have a special calling to the whole body of believers and their passion is to equip believers, work towards unity between the various Christian Churches and encourage believers to look to God for spiritual revival upon Malta and Gozo. Pastor Joseph is an avid preacher and an able teacher of the Word of God who depends heavily on the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Helen works alongside her husband offering support and godly counsel. They were married in 1977 and have two lovely daughters, Daniela and Rachel, who both serve the Lord and two beautiful grand daughters Krista and Kimberly. In 2011 Pastor Joseph was once again appointed to serve as the General Superintendant of the Malta Assemblies of God at an extraordinary meeting where Paul Trementozi, who at the time was the Director of the Southern Europe of the World Assemblies of God, presided the meeting. Pastor Joseph holds this position up to the present day. 

Assistant to the Pastor

Edwin Vella

Edwin Vella along with his wife Marlene and family, was actively involved in the Roman Catholic Charismatic movement for many years holding various leadership positions. After going through a struggle in his spiritual life to reconcile some of the teachings that he was taught from childhood, with the clear teaching of the Bible, he then presented all he had learned from the Bible to God in prayer. He prayed for a clearer vision and revelation of the Scriptures.  This eventually resulted in most of the family embracing Evangelical Christianity and joining the Pentecostal movement. In 2013 Edwin and the majority of his family joined our church and shortly after began ministerial training and studies. He now serves Cornerstone Church as the assistant Pastor. Edwin, is very committed to the cause of Christ and is mastering successfully his leadership role and faithfully preaches the Word of God with passion. Edwin, is an experienced contractor in electrical and plumbing installations and has contributed greatly in overseeing the building project of our new church premises in Blata l-Bajda. Edwin is married to Marlene, and has four sons.

Women's Ministry

Marlene Vella

Marlene is a very caring and gentle person and serves Cornerstone Pentecostal Church as the Director of the Women's Ministry. She also helps in other areas of ministry in the church. She serves alongside her husband and is a source of encouragement to him and to the church in general. Marlene has varied work experience and presently works in sales. She is married to Edwin and has four sons.

Worship Arts Director

 Julian Calleja

Julian was brought up in a Roman Catholic family. In his youth he served in the Village Youth Group and formed part of their worship team. Along with his wife Louiselle, they served in the National Catholic Charismatic Renewal Worship Team and where part of a Charismatic community. As time went by due to family commitments they took a step back and eventually were no longer involved.  Time went by and yet deep in their hearts they desired to come back to the things of God.  Little did they know that God had plans for them to get to know Him more intimately. His brother-in-law, who had become a Born Again Christian, started evangelizing him and eventually both him and his family accepted the Lord as Saviour. They accepting an invitation to attend a Christian church for the Sunday morning service and this was the first step towards his conversion to Evangelical Christianity. On the 28th of August, 2011 he surrendered his life to the Lord. After serving as an interpreter in the church God called him to he again joined the worship team as an accoustic guitarist. Later on in 2013 he and his family joined Live Seed Christian Centre, now known as Cornerstone Pentecostal Church where he now serves as the Worship Arts Director of Cornerstone Church and oversees and sometimes leads the Sunday service Praise and Worship. During the week he also leads a bible study session in Maltese around one of the tables during our Community Bible Study night. Julian is married to Louiselle and together they have two sons Grant and Hugh.

Worship Leader

 Rachel Schembri

Rachel is the younger daughter of Pastors Joseph and Helen.  She is a second generation Christian who was raised up in a Christian family and always had an inclination to music. She has studied both the pianoforte and the acoustic guitar and leads the worship team together with the Worship Arts Director in Praise and Worship at our Sunday service. She has a beautiful and sweet personality and loves serving the Lord and others. She is married to Mark Schembri.

Children’s Director

 Louiselle Calleja

Louiselle was brought up as a Roman Catholic Church and in her youth she also served in the National Charismatic Renewal Worship Team and also formed part of a Charismatic community. As time went by she slowly drew away from this life due to family commitments. As time went by she was witnessed to by her brother who had just given his life to the Lord. She then started attending a Christian church with her family and subsequently on the 14th June, 2011 accepted Jesus as Saviour and Lord. She answered God’s calling upon her life and started teaching Sunday school in the church she attended. Eventually she and her family were led to move to another church where she now serves as the Director of the Children’s ministry. She oversees a team of wonderful Sunday School teachers and helpers. Here at Cornerstone Church she also plays the keyboard and is part of the worship team. Louiselle is a very committed and creative person and is married to Julian and together they have two boys, Grant and Hugh.

Youth Leader

 Grant Calleja

Grant is a very committed young brother who’s main ministry is that of Youth Leader at Cornerstone Pentecostal Church.  He preaches with passion at the youth gatherings and loves what he does. Grant also is part of the worship team and plays the electric guitar. He is the eldest son of the Calleja family.