The Cornerstone Story
It was in 1989 when 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 and started Bedok Christian Centre, under the umbrella of the Diocese of 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 totally to the end-time harvest, with the mind of raising, training and sending out labourers into the nations in obedience to the Great Commission.
On January 1, 1994, under the leading of the Holy Spirit, we changed our name “Bedok Christian Centre” to Cornerstone Community Church to better reflect the growing diversity and ministry of the congregation. On June 2, 1995, to further facilitate the spiritual calling of the church, Cornerstone became an independent Charismatic Church and we began a new chapter in our journey.
On July 16, 2000, we became officially affiliated with Zion Ministerial Fellowship Inc., a ministerial fellowship based in Waverly, New York, led by Dr. Brian Bailey, who would eventually play a huge role in Cornerstone.
Cornerstone Community Church has since grown to over 5,000 members comprising 10 congregations of various nationalities and languages.
We have also planted over 100 churches and established bible schools in 18 different nations. In 2012, we had the privilege of redeeming the iconic Bible College of Wales and the Pisgah Chapel in Swansea, Wales, a college that well-known intercessor, Mr. Rees Howells, established in 1927. 85 years exactly, on Whit Monday, the college was re-inaugurated in a historic meeting.
We believe Cornerstone is a unique church and 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.