‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ --Jesus. Matthew 22:37-38
On June 2001 Cornerstone held it’s first Sunday morning worship service with eighteen present. The small band of Christ followers had been meeting in homes for two years before deciding to form a new church. With much prayer and God’s guidance the fledgling church affliated itself with the Evangelical Free of America. In September the first public worship was held in the Bailey House a former furniture store. Later that year Cornerstone took a hit when the Bailey House burned to the ground and all was lost. Down but not out the church regrouped and the following Sunday met on the campus of Northwest College and has remained there every since. In June of 2002 Jeff McKearney was installed as Cornerstone’s first pastor.
The vision for Cornerstone began in the hearts of a few sold out followers of Christ. From the start they were convinced as common people they could because of faith in Jesus Christ live uncommon lives expecting God would do the unexplainable in Powell Wy.
Today, the vision remains the same for those that call Cornerstone there church home: to become and live as a church that is passionate about treasuring God through Jesus, connected to each other in authentic relationships and committed to reaching out to those yet to experience the amazing grace of God.