On a Wednesday evening in January 2002, several families met to discuss the possibility of starting a new church. They agreed that there was a need for a church in the southeast corner of Greenville that would obey God’s Word in featuring God-honoring worship, expository preaching that applies to real life, and a warm, family atmosphere.
After spending time in prayer, they decided to begin Cornerstone Baptist Church. The first service took place the following Sunday in a conference room at the Crown Plaza Hotel on Roper Mountain Road. Over the next six months attendance gradually increased, prompting a move to a larger room in the Embassy Suites Hotel on Verdae Boulevard. At the charter service in June sixty-seven people joined as members, adopting the church constitution and officially calling Dr. Gary Reimers to be pastor.
At that point the search for a permanent location began. After months of investigating numerous possibilities, the Lord provided our current location on Pelham Road. Much of the building was in “move-in” condition when services began there in July 2003. Expansion and renovation projects, however, began almost immediately. Ministry opportunities in worship, evangelism, and discipleship continue to expand as well.
It has been an exciting beginning. By God’s grace, the future is even more exciting.