The Bible is the inerrant and infallible Word of God; therefore, the Scripture must be the base and ultimate boundary of everything we do as a congregation.
The church exists and is sustained by the life-giving power of the Spirit of God accessed through prayer. We will practice and encourage personal and corporate prayer as an essential value in knowing the person and purposes of God.
The primary purpose for which the church exists is to “make disciples ” of all men and of every culture.
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” John 1:12.
That believers are free to worship God in Spirit and in truth; which means as the Spirit leads and within the boundaries of biblical truth.
That the preaching of our church is to be biblical, prophetic (forth-telling and sin fighting), felt-need and full of wisdom and insight for living (practical application).
“The wages of sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life” Romans 6:23.
Small group and fellowship opportunities such as Sunday School/Connect Group classes, Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, youth gatherings, discipleship classes, retreats and seminars.
Every believer ought to seek to win others to Christ. We believe in innovative and aggressive evangelism.
“Repent and be baptized and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” Acts 2:38
That our church is called to have a specific ministry to the fatherless (James 1:27). We must develop men and women who are willing to be models and mentors for the fatherless.
To whom much is given, much is required. Therefore, we will gladly use ministry resources to assist, develop, and minister to other churches.
“Follow me and I will make you fishers of men” Matthew 4:19.
We value the traditional nuclear family unit. The nuclear family is defined as a husband, wife, and child/children or an adult family unit being led by a single mother or single father.
Our ministry is geared towards discipling each person in that family unit.
IN THE BEGINNING - Pastor McKissic is originally from Pine Bluff, AR. In July of 1983 he relocated to Arlington, TX. He was joined by his wife and four small kids. There they had no family, no church, no job, just a word from the Lord. Cornerstone’s first service was held October 3, 1983 in the garage of Pastor and Vera McKissic. There were nine adults and eleven children in attendance.
FIRST MOVE & BUILDING PURCHASE - In January 1984, Sunday services moved to Tate Springs Baptist Church’s Brannon Chapel. In August of 1984, Cornerstone purchased its first building located at 3618 Roosevelt Dr. in Arlington, TX. Cornerstone began experience exponential growth. We were no longer able to fit the congregation in our Roosevelt building. In 1993, services were moved to Martin High School. Realizing the extremely hard work required to move an entire church service to a school auditorium each week. We returned to the Roosevelt property, burned the note in a great celebration, and purchased the property on Matlock Road.
MIRACLE ON MATLOCK - In December 1998 we moved to our current location on Matlock Rd. The Fellowship Hall was named after Charles Clary, who was the pastor of Tate Springs when we worshipped there. He was instrumental in helping Cornerstone in the beginning. Our main sanctuary was what is now referred to as the multipurpose room or MPR. In August of 2004 we moved into the new 52,000 square foot facility that we currently worship in.