Our Story

Where we started

In 2002, God led pastor Joel, his wife Amy and their two young children to move from their ministry at Park Street Baptist in Saint Petersburg FL to Four Corners with the vision of planting a gospel centered church in a blossoming community.  Several families from around the country gathered as the launch team at the Four Corners Charter Elementary School and Cornerstone was born in February 2002 with 19 people in the first service.  

By the first Easter Service, Cornerstone had 77 in attendance and had taken on it's first missionary.  Knowing that the purchase of land would be the biggest hurdle the church immediately began to save funds for what is now the home of Cornerstone on US 27.

Expanding the vision...

We believe the Lord is now calling us to expand our physical space to meet the needs of our church family and local community so that the Good News about Jesus can continue to be boldly proclaimed. Building relationships and encouraging spiritual growth is at the very heart of the design for this new space. We've designed it to support the growing needs for additional small groups, the increasing number of students in our youth program, and the need for additional secure space for our kids ministry.

The estimated cost to complete this new addition is $750k. We need to raise 25% which is a down payment of $150k to start the project. We expect the construction will take 18-24 months to complete once we begin.

get engaged

There are a couple of important ways that you can get engaged.

  • First, we can all be praying for every aspect of the project. Everything we do needs to be bathed in prayer for wisdom that God's will is done, and that he would bless our work as we seek to serve, honor, and glorify Him.
  • Also, your financial support of the project has been amazing so far and we hope and pray that we can all continue to commit to giving, above and beyond our regular tithes and offerings, so that the ministry of Cornerstone can continue to grow and expand as we are fulfill the Great Commission.

Thank you for all you do to support this project with your prayers and giving.

Expanding the vision...

We believe the Lord is now calling us to expand our physical space to meet the needs of our church family and local community so that the Good News about Jesus can continue to be boldly proclaimed. Building relationships and encouraging spiritual growth is at the very heart of the design for this new space. We've designed it to support the growing needs for additional small groups, the increasing number of students in our youth program, and the need for additional secure space for our kids ministry.

The estimated cost to complete this new addition is $750k. We need to raise 25% which is a down payment of $150k to start the project. We expect the construction will take 18-24 months to complete once we begin.

get engaged

There are a couple of important ways that you can get engaged.

  • First, we can all be praying for every aspect of the project. Everything we do needs to be bathed in prayer for wisdom that God's will is done, and that he would bless our work as we seek to serve, honor, and glorify Him.
  • Also, your financial support of the project has been amazing so far and we hope and pray that we can all continue to commit to giving, above and beyond our regular tithes and offerings, so that the ministry of Cornerstone can continue to grow and expand as we are fulfill the Great Commission.

Thank you for all you do to support this project with your prayers and giving.

the benefit

  • A 3,800+ sq ft activity center – For our amazing Kids Ministry, including a stage and a snack bar!
  • 3 new kids rooms – for Kids Ministry Classes!
  • 6 new meeting rooms – for small groups, youth activity and kids ministry!
  • 1 open area – for fellowship and extra needs as they come!
  • Additional restrooms!

Find your place

We believe that spiritual growth happens best in the context of relationships. This project directly supports that purpose and we are confident that it will provide incredible opportunities for spiritual, relational, and community growth.

To financially support the project you can:

  • Give online at cornerstone.place/give and select “Building Fund”
  • Mail a check to the church and indicate in the notes that it is for the “Building Fund”
  • Give above and beyond your regular tithes and offerings

the benefit

  • A 3,800+ sq ft activity center – For our amazing Kids Ministry, including a stage and a snack bar!
  • 3 new kids rooms – for Kids Ministry Classes!
  • 6 new meeting rooms – for small groups, youth activity and kids ministry!
  • 1 open area – for fellowship and extra needs as they come!
  • Additional restrooms!

Find your place

We believe that spiritual growth happens best in the context of relationships. This project directly supports that purpose and we are confident that it will provide incredible opportunities for spiritual, relational, and community growth.

To financially support the project you can:

  • Give online at cornerstone.place/give and select “Building Fund”
  • Mail a check to the church and indicate in the notes that it is for the “Building Fund”
  • Give above and beyond your regular tithes and offerings

Where we are headed...

Throughout the years, God continued to be with the church as people were saved, baptized, called into ministry and sent out.  In 2016 Construction of the current facility was completed and the focus has not changed.  in 2019, Cornerstone sent out it's first church plant, Living Hope in Haines City.  

Church Planting and missions is at the heart of all that we do.   It is our goal by the grace of God to continue to reach people in the surrounding community with the good news of salvation, see them baptized, to establish more churches and teach people to align their lives with the Word of God.

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together at 8:15, 9:45, and 11:30 am.