Executive Staff

Dr. Edgar C. Wilson

Suffragan Bishop Dr. Edgar C. Wilson is the founder and first President of CornerStone Academy of Biblical Studies.  He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors.  He has been the visionary in the development and implementation of this Academy founded in 1995.  His desire was to form an accredited Bible College to provide a high quality, systematic program of studies to enhance, equip and qualify individuals for service in Christian ministries.

Dr. Wilson holds an earned Doctorate of Divinity-Suma Cum Lauda from the International University of Grace and Truth, U.S.A. He holds the accreditation of Certified Professional Auditor (received in 1975).

Dr. Wilson is currently the Pastor of CornerStone House of Refuge Apostolic Church, Ottawa, Canada and has been since its inception in April 1992. Prior to this he served for 18 years as the Assistant Pastor of Emmanuel Apostolic Church, Ottawa, Canada; and 4 years as Pastor of Bethany Apostolic Church, Montreal, Canada.  Dr. Wilson has been a pioneer in the development and launch of the Canada District Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Inc, in August 2007.  In May 2008 he was elevated to the office of Suffragan Bishop. In addition, to his many accolades he has at various times served as: Director of Christian Education, New York and Canada Diocese, member of the Executive Board of the Canadian Apostolic Ministries, and Chairman Canada District Council.

Dr. Desmond Hutchinson

Dr. Desmond Hutchinson was installed as the second President of CornerStone Academy of Biblical Studies (CABS) in July 2011.  He was instrumental in the concept, development, implementation of the college.  Dr. Hutchinson served as the Co-President and Provost of the college from 1995 until 2011.  He earned a Master’s degree of Christian Education in 2000 and received an honorary Doctor of Theology degree in 2002 from the International Apostolic University of Grace and Truth (IAUGT).

Dr. Desmond Hutchinson is a Certified Industrial Engineering Technologist and possesses a Master’s Certificate in Project Management.  He is a proven skilled administrator in both his religious and secular life.  Dr. Hutchinson has taught at all CABS campuses and still continues to instruct at both the Ottawa and Montreal campuses.

Dr. Desmond Hutchinson currently serves as General Secretary for the Canada District Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World; he served as the Assistant General Secretary for four years.   He is an Assistant Pastor at CornerStone House of Refuge Apostolic Church (CHORAC) in Ottawa.  Dr. Hutchinson has served as the Director of Administration and is a member of the Board of Trustees.  He is also an ordained Elder of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World.

Dr. Barrington Smith

Dr. Barrington Smith is the Campus Director of the Western Ontario region of Cornerstone Academy of Biblical Studies. He has been serving the Academy as a member of the Board of Directors for over 12 years. With a passion for higher learning, Dr. Smith has obtained the following degrees: Doctorate in Divinity, Masters in Christian Education and a Bachelor of Science.

Dr. Barrington Smith is the founding Pastor of Kingdom Life Ministries. He is a Suffragan Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World and serves as Chairman of the Executive Board of the Canada District Council (PAW).

Dr. Smith by profession is an Accountant who has worked for the Re/max Organization as Financial Controller and Accounting Manager for over twenty years (20) years.

Ann-Marie Dias

Ann-Marie Dias joined CornerStone Academy of Biblical Studies Inc (CABS) in September 2000 as the Assistant to the Financial Manager.  In January 2001 she became the Senior Financial Manager until present.  Ann-Marie is also the Campus Director for the Ottawa and Montreal Campus’s. She has an extensive background in Accounting and is a Certified Accounts Payable Professional (CAPP) with the prestigious International Accounts Payable Professionals (IAPP) – The Institute of Financial Operation in Orlando, Florida.

Ann-Marie Dias is currently enrolled at CornerStone Academy of Biblical Studies (CABS) where she is studying Christian Counseling at the Diploma II level. She has a desire to mentor and counsel others in the ways of God. She believes that each generation must excel above the last and that all things are possible and attainable if we only believe and trust in God.

Ann-Marie has been a member of CornerStone House of Refuge Church in Ottawa, Canada since 1997 where she has been very active in many ministerial positions.

Weston Richards

Weston Richards serves the College as an Assistant Campus Director for the Western Region and is an instructor.  He is a former and present student of Cornerstone Academy of Biblical Studies. His thirst for higher knowledge led him to acquire a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education at the International Apostolic University of Grace and Truth.

Weston Richards is currently enrolled in CornerStone Academy of Biblical Studies in the Advanced Diploma program in Christian Education.

Weston Richards is also the Assistant Pastor at Kingdom Life Ministries, Mississauga, Ontario and is an ordained minister of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World.

Dr. Bonita Merlene Howell

Dr. Bonita Merlene Howell is the Dean of Academics, Regional Financial Manager, and an instructor at Cornerstone Academy of Biblical Studies, Mississauga Campus.  She has earned Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctor’s degrees in Evangelism, and a Master’s degree in Theology. Dr. Howell is very conscientious and passionate about her studies, which has resulted in her obtaining certifications and diplomas in business management, software engineering, software engineering management, requirements management business analysis, certified software testing and a BA in Psychology.

Dr. Howell is a member of Kingdom Life Ministries; she is a member of the Board of Directors and an Advisor of Kingdom Care Ministry.

Joan Oliver

Joan Oliver is the Dean of Student Affairs at the Ottawa campus and Registrar for the Montreal Campus of CornerStone Academy of Biblical Studies (CABS).

Joan Oliver is a graduate of CABS, with a B.A. in Christian Education. A lover of languages, she is also a graduate of the University of Ottawa, with a Bachelor’s Degree in French and Spanish Literature and a second B.A. in English Literature.

Joan Oliver is a public speaker and a trainer; she has delivered seminars on Effective Studying and Homework Habits, Effective Meetings, Minute Taking, Public Speaking, and Effective Communications.