Who we are, where we come from, and where we're headed as a church family
We believe and teach Whole Church / Whole Family / Whole Community concepts as we work together to demonstrate life based in a relationship with Christ.
Pastor John Watford: “Family”
Pastor Jake Korkian: “Real People, with Real Issues, serving a Real God”
We broke onto the scene! Seriously...
In 1940 two ladies, Rosa Dixon and Clara Paige, armed with a desire to teach children about Christ, broke into an old abandoned Church!
The official history begins in 1941, as OAKS CHAPEL ASSEMBLY, located on Oaks Road, James City North Carolina, when Roy and Clara Paige purchased that same building primarily as an outreach center so Clara and Rosa could conduct Sunday School for local children. Roy Paige preached to the parents who stayed.
Several years later, Oaks Chapel Assembly and New Bern Assembly merged to become one church. The combined NEW BERN ASSEMBLY, officially became affiliated with the Assemblies of God in 1955. Then in 1988, New Bern Assembly was relocated to its current address and its name was changed to CORNERSTONE CHURCH.
However, this was not the end of the story, in 1994, Cornerstone church was incorporated under its current name “CORNERSTONE ASSEMBLY OF GOD” which at its current location with a sanctuary (Building 100) and a fellowship hall (Building 200). Then, in 2006, the Worship/ Ministry Center (Building 300) was dedicated into service providing three substantial and functional structures to serve our community.
Today we are standing on the shoulders of an 8 decade long history, characterized by a willingness to be whatever God needs us to be, as the foundation that allows us to see far into our future, as we continue to be shaped into the Church that God is leading us to be!
We believe that the gospel is never changing, but the methods used to inspire and teach about Jesus Christ must remain relevant and effective!
Cstone Church functions to introduce people to life through Jesus Christ!
Starting with our local community and extending as far as God provides us opportunity.
To see the Whole Church and provide opportunity for your Whole Family to Serve the Whole Community.
“WHOLE CHURCH WHOLE FAMILY WHOLE COMMUNITY”
You are welcome at Cstone Church!
Wherever you are in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of the Cstone family.
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