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Our church is a thriving church family in Arlington, Texas. The Word of God is priority here because it is the foundation and source of life. Relationships are also an intricate and life-giving part of this church.


Cornerstone Baptist Church was founded by Rev. Wm. Dwight McKissic, Sr. in October of 1983. From the first service with 9 adults and 15 children, God has blessed Cornerstone to grow into a church of over 3,000 with an average attendance of 1,100 plus on any given Sunday. We are greatly honored by your presence and seek to serve you in any way that will spiritually enrich your life.

Cornerstone was formed to corporately and publicly worship, praise, glorify, and give thanks to the Trinity, God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; to minister the Word of God to believers; to promote fellowship among the body of Christ; and to promote evangelism at home and abroad. In short, our purpose is to exalt the Savior, evangelize sinners, edify the saints and elevate society.

We have many ministries and activities at Cornerstone designed for every age and level of spiritual development. Pastor McKissic and his wife, Vera would like to encourage you to get involved in these activities and ministries and experience the difference that Jesus Christ and an exciting church family can make in your life.

Who We Are

The Purpose of God

We affirm our belief in the one-eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who governs all things according to the purpose of his will. He has been calling out from the world a people for himself, and sending his people back into the world to be his servants and his witnesses, for the extension of his kingdom, the building up of Christ's body, and the glory of his name. We confess with shame that we have often denied our calling and failed in our mission, by becoming conformed to the world or by withdrawing from it. Yet we rejoice that even when borne by earthen vessels the gospel is still a precious treasure. To the task of making that treasure known in the power of the Holy Spirit we desire to dedicate ourselves anew. ISA. 40:28; MATT. 28:19; EPH. 1:11

The Authority and Power of the Bible

We affirm the divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We also affirm the power of God's word to accomplish his purpose of salvation. The message of the Bible is addressed to all men and women. For God's revelation in Christ and in Scripture is unchangeable. Through it the Holy Spirit still speaks today. He illumines the minds of God's people in every culture to perceive its truth freshly through their own eyes and thus discloses to the whole Church ever more of the many-colored wisdom of God. II TIM. 3:16; II PET. 1:21; JOHN 10:35

The Uniqueness of Christ

We affirm that there is only one Savior and only one gospel, although there is a wide diversity of evangelistic approaches. We recognize that everyone has some knowledge of God through his general revelation in nature. But we deny that this can save, for people suppress the truth by their unrighteousness. We also reject as derogatory to Christ and the gospel every kind of syncretism and dialogue which implies that Christ speaks equally through all religions and ideologies. Jesus Christ, being himself the only God-man, who gave himself as the only ransom for sinners, is the only mediator between God and people. There is no other name by which we must be saved. All men and women are perishing because of sin, but God loves everyone, not wishing that any should perish but that all should repent. Yet those who reject Christ repudiate the joy of salvation and condemn themselves to eternal separation from God. To proclaim Jesus as "the Savior of the world" is not to affirm that all people are either automatically or ultimately saved, still less to affirm that all religions offer salvation in Christ. Rather it is to proclaim God's love for a world of sinners and to invite everyone to respond to him as Savior and Lord in the wholehearted personal commitment of repentance and faith. Jesus Christ has been exalted above every other name; we long for the day when every knee shall bow to him and every tongue shall confess him Lord. GAL. 1:6-9;ROM. 1:18-32; I TIM. 2:5,6; ACTS 4:12

We Are Family

We are men, women, children, young adults, teachers, artists, plumbers, nurses, doctors, stay at home moms, athletes, hard working dads, electricians, business men and women, students, young, old, and everything in-between...but most of all - WE ARE FAMILY! You can expect to enjoy an anointed praise and worship service, hear a solid biblical message, connect with others at your desired stage and comfort level, and find a place to call home! 

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At Cornerstone you'll find a place to connect with real people and real families. Join us for Sunday service, fellowship, worship, and great events for all ages.

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Starting Point

Want to get involved? Here's a little about us: We are a group of people desiring to grow in our faith and knowledge of God as we develop an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and IMPACT the next generation. We strive to accomplish this by developing toward spiritual maturity and discipling others as well. Our goal is to make wise decisions consistently and manage our lives and households effectively. We are people who have a desire to IMPACT THE NEXT GENERATION through our discipleship process. Join us on this journey. 

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