The Cornerstone Story


 

It was in 1989 that a small band of young pioneers and I sensed what we knew to be leadings from the Holy Spirit to bring forth a new congregation; a congregation that sought to honour God and become a dwelling place of the Lord. A year later in 1990, we started Bedok Christian Centre and came under the umbrella of the Anglican Church in Singapore. From the birth of the vision, it was evident that God had called us to love and know Him first of all, and then give ourselves to the end-time harvest, with the mind of raising, training and sending our labourers into the nations of the 10/40 Window.

On January 1, 1994, we changed our name to Cornerstone Community Church to better reflect the growing diversity and ministry of the congregation, and on June 2, 1995, to further facilitate the spiritual calling of the church, we became an independent Pentecostal church. And on July 16, 2000, we became officially affiliated with Zion Ministerial Fellowship Inc., a ministerial fellowship based in Waverly, New York.

Cornerstone Community Church was, I believe, conceived in the heart of God. He joined together like-minded people with the right gifts at the right time in history, and a sort of spontaneous combustion occured. And in all these years of pastoring the church, I have lived under the shadow of that supernaturally-fueled combustion. And to live under its shadow has been, for me personally, both a source of wonderful joy and at times, intense agony. Nevertheless, I have had a privileged front row seat from which to witness the unbelievable pageant of God’s blessings. But what matters most is that I have come to know God so much more deeply now than I did in my earlier years.

While I know the Holy Spirit accomplishes His work in our lives through a complexity of means that we sometimes can’t understand, I earnestly believe that the ministry of Cornerstone Community Church has been one significant avenue of God’s work in my life and that of my family. I believe God wants to use this local Body of Christ to reach out to the lost and draw them into intimate relationship with Him. And I believe that for all imperfections, Cornerstone is being moulded by God to do just that. And why God has chosen to bless so abundantly remains a mystery to me.

We thank God for all the blessings He has so lavishly showered upon us and we look forward with great anticipation to what He is going to do in the future.

 

Yang Tuck Yoong
Senior Pastor
Cornerstone Community Church

Who We Are


Over the years, we have come to recognise the unique identity and make-up of the Cornerstone church God has called us to be, and we seek to fulfill the prophetic destiny God has placed upon our congregation. This is who we have become:-

A House of Prayer for All Nations

Prayer is a fundamental driving force in our congregation and we encourage every believer to grow beyond praying for personal needs to carry the Lord’s burden for the nations. We have, on numerous occasions, led nation-wide efforts in the area of prayer, and it is our privilege to serve the Body of Christ as freely we have received, freely we give. The Lord has said that this house shall be a House of Prayer for all nations and to this end we labour.

Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.

Isaiah 56:7

A PROPHETIC CHURCH

We are committed to the truth of God’s word and taking a stand for righteousness. God has called us to be a voice to proclaim the purposes and plan of God for His church and for the nations. We believe Cornerstone certainly has a wonderful prophetic edge and we are to declare what God has revealed.

We seek to constantly be at the cutting edge of what God is saying to the nation(s) and to be a people that understands the times and seasons in which we are living.

And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

2 Peter 1:19-21

A “CORNERSTONE” CHURCH

The cornerstone is the primary building block from which all the other builders take their measurements. Everything is measured from the cornerstone. In other words, we have to become a pattern and a model.

Our doctrines and values are governed by the word of God, and we constantly endeavor to align ourselves to the divine plumb line given by Jesus, our Chief Cornerstone, so that we can be a church others can take their measurements from. Over the years, we constantly have pastors and leaders, both local and foreign, who recognised this and approached us for internships and mentoring and this is a great privilege for us.

In all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.

Titus 2:7-8

A CHURCH ON THE CUTTING EDGE

The church should be contemporary, creative and culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally pure, not compromising on the truths and standards of God.

CHURCH THAT IS PASSIONATE FOR REVIVAL

Cornerstone and revival are intertwined. People know us for our passion for revival, primarily through our prayer meetings, the books we read and promote, the messages that are preached from the pulpit. A genuine cry for revival in our hearts has been birthed by the Holy Ghost.

It is something that has been cultivated year upon year and we must not let up because we are so close – that Cornerstone is going to be one of the centres for revival in this city and in this region.

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