How was Cornerstone Started?
Cornerstone Baptist Church was organized into an Independant, Fundamental Baptist Church on May 21, 1990 with twenty-two charter members. The founding pastor was Dr. Phillip Kopyscinski.
Who are the former pastors?
- Dr. Phillip Kopyscinski (1990-2000)
- Bro. William Breland (2000-2001)
- Bro. John Rodgers (2002-2006)
- Bro. George Theroux (2006-Current)
Why are we called Cornerstone
Cornerstone’s name orginated from the Scriptures, Ephesians 2:19-22 which says, “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.” We believe that the church must be built upon Jesus Christ, who is our chief cornerstone. Without a cornerstone the building will fall, and without Jesus the church will fail.
What do we believe?
Our beliefs, teachings, and doctrines come from the Holy Word of God. As you read through our Doctrinal Statement you will find references to Scripture that back up every statement. Please take time to look it up in the Scriptures if you have any questions. The Doctrinal Statement of Cornerstone Baptist Church reads as follows:
- We believe that love one for another as Jesus loves the believer manifest our discipleship, proves our love for God and symbolizes our authroity as New Testament churches. Love is therefore the great commandment of the LORD Jesus Christ upon which all others are dependent. (Matthew 11:35-40; John 13:34, 35; John 15:12; I John 4:7-21; I John 5:1-3; Revelation 2:4,5)
- We believe in the infallible, verbal inspiration of the whole Bible and that the it is the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice. (Psalm 119:160; II Timothy 3:16,17)
- We believe in the personal triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in divine perfection. (Matthew 28:19)
- We believe in the Genesis account of Creation. (Genesis 1:2)
- We beleive that Satan is a fallen angel, the archenemy of God and man, the unholy god of this world, and his destiny is the eternal lake of fire. (Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:11-19; Matthew 25:41; II Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 6:10-17; Revelation 20:10)
- We believe in the virgin birth and sinless humanity of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 1:18-20; II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:22)
- We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ. (John 10:30; John 1:1, 14; II Corinthians 5:19)
- We believe the Holy Spirit is the divine Administrator for Jesus Christ in His church. (Luke 24:49; John 14:16, 17; Acts 1:4, 5, 8; Acts 2:1-4)
- We believe the Man was created in the image of God and lived in innocence until he fell by voluntary transgression from his sinless state, and the result being that all mankind are sinners. (Genesis 1:26; Genesis 3:6-24; Romans 5:12, 19)
- We believe that the suffering and death of Jesus Christ was the substitution for all mankind and is efficacious only to those who believe. (Isaiah 53:6; Hebrews 2:9; I Peter 2:24; I Peter 3:18; II Peter 3:9; I John 2:2)
- We believe in the bodily resurrection and ascension of Christ and the bodily resurrection of His saints. (Matthew 28:1-7; Acts 1:9-11; I Corinthians 15:42-58; I Thessalonians 4:13-18)
- We believe in the premillennial, personal, bodily return of Christ as the crowning event of the Gentile age. This event will include the resurrection of the righteous to eternal heaven, and the Millennium will be followed by the resurrection of the unrighteous unto eternal punishment in the lake of fire. The righteous shall then enter into the heavenly kingdom. (John 14;1-6; I Thessalonions 4:13-18; II Thessalonians 2-8; Revelation 19; Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15; Revelation 21:8)
- We believe that the depraved sinner is saved wholly by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and the prerequisites to regeneration are repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Luke 13:3-5; John 3:16-18; Acts 20:21; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9) And that the Holy Spirit convicts sinners, regenerates, seals, secures, and indwells every believer. (John 3:6; John 16:8, 9; Romans 8:9-11; I Corinthians 6:19, 20; Ephesians 4:30; Titus 3:5)
- We believe that all who trust Jesus Christ for salvation are eternally secure in Him and shall not perish. (John 3:36; John 5:24; John 10:27-30; Romans 8:35-39; Hebrews 10:39; I Peter 1:5)
- We believe that God deals with believers as His children. He chastises the disobedient, and He rewards the obedient. (Matthew 16:27; Matthew 25:14-23; John 1:12; Hebrews 12:5-11; II John 8; Revelation 22:12)
- We believe that Jesus Christ established His church during His ministry on the earth and that it is always a local, visible assembly of Scripturally baptized believers in covenant relationship to carry out the Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ, and each church is independant, self-governing body, and no other ecclesiastical body may exercise authority over it. We believe that Jesus Christ gave the Great Commission to the New Testament churches only, and that He promised the perpetuity of His church. (Matthew 4:18-22; Matthew 16;18; Matthew 28:19, 20; Mark 1:14-20; John 1:35-51; Ephesians 3:21)
- We believe that there are two pictorial ordinances in the Lord’s church: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Scriptural baptism is the immersion of penitent believers in water, administered by the authority of a New Testament church in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Lord’s Supper is a memorial ordinance, restricted to the members of the church observing the ordinance. (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 8:12, 38; Romans 6:4; I Corinthians 5:11-13; I Corinthians 11:1, 2, 17-20, 26)
- We believe that there are two divinely appointed offices in a church, pastors and deacons, to be filled by men whose qualifications are set forth in Titus and I Timothy. (Titus; I Timothy)
- We believe that all assocations, fellowships, and committees should properly be servants of, and under control of, the church. (Matthew 20:25-28)
- We believe in freedom of worship without interference from government and affirm our belief in civil obedience, unless the laws and regulation of civil government run contrary to the Holy Scriptures. (Romans 13:1-7; I Peter 2:13-15)
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