The Cornerstone Story
It was in 1989 that Pastor Yang and his wife, Daphne, together with a small band of young pioneers, sensed what they knew to be leadings from the Holy Spirit to start a new congregation. A year later, by faith, they emerged from Marine Parade Christian Centre to start Bedok Christian Centre, an extension church under the umbrella of the Diocese of Singapore.
On 1 January, 1994, under the leading of the Holy Spirit, we changed our name to Cornerstone Community Church to better reflect the growing diversity and ministry of the congregation. Then in June 1995, to further facilitate our spiritual calling, Cornerstone became an Independent Charismatic Church and began a new chapter in our journey. In July 2000, we became officially-affiliated with Zion Ministerial Fellowship Inc. – a ministerial fellowship based in Waverly, New York, led by the late Dr. Brian Bailey. This would eventually play a huge role in Cornerstone.
Cornerstone Community Church has since grown to about 6,000 members, comprising 9 different congregations meeting over 20 times a week at different locations. We currently have 7 services in English each weekend, and multiple language services which include our Mandarin, Filipino, Bahasa Indonesian, Myanmar, Tamil and African congregations, as well as a dynamic Children’s Church.
A missions-focused church, we maintain an extensive Cornerstone Global Network (CGN) in 23 nations to-date. The CGN is a spiritual family of ministers, churches, bible schools, orphanages, and schools around the globe, organised with a common vision to see the Kingdom of God established.
In 2012, we had the privilege of redeeming the iconic Bible College of Wales (BCW) and also the Pisgah Chapel in Swansea, Wales. The BCW was established by well-known intercessor, Mr. Rees Howells, in 1927 and inaugurated again in 2015.
Cornerstone is a unique church and we believe God has called us to be a plumb line and a prophetic voice to the nations. We continue to walk in our God-given mandate to be a missions-focused church and to make disciples of all nations.