A BRIEF ABOUT US
WHO WE ARE
During our early years, Cornerstone purchased a building at 1610 W. Wall St which was quickly filled to capacity. A new Sanctuary was constructed on the property and was completely paid for by the time the construction was complete. Under the leadership of Pastor Spencer and the Elder Board, Cornerstone has been faithful to preach the Word of God and to unashamedly embrace the power
of the Holy Spirit in a Christian’s life. The ministry has impacted thousands of lives with salvation, healing, restoration and deliverance. Over the years, the church has been challenged and motivated to be a constant influence for Jesus Christ in Midland. We have taken the Gospel door to door, mailed a copy of the JESUS video to every house in Midland, posted full-size billboards around Midland containing the Gospel message, and have continually challenged each person in the church to ” be the greatest Christian that someone knows”. By the grace of God, we have sent many short and long term missionaries to every continent. We have contributed significant dollars over and above our local budget to the benefit of missionary efforts, the construction of Bible schools and churches, and the aid of the poor in many countries. All of this to the glory of God — we believe that it is just a seed for what God has called us to in the future.
In 2018 Cornerstone entered it's next season under the leadership of Pastor's Brent and Heather Johnson.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:21).
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (John 1:1, 14, 18, 10:30, 12:44-45, 15:26, 16:7-16, 27-28; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; 1 John 5:5-7).
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His death on a cross, in His burial, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory (Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Matthew 1:18-23; Luke 1:30-35, 2:21).
We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ through the shedding of His precious blood (Romans 10:9-10; Hebrews 9:22, 10:4).
We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential for personal salvation of lost and sinful man. (Romans; 3:23-26, 5:12-21; 1 John 3:8; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7).
We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer (Psalms 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; 1 Peter 2:24; James 5:14-15).
We believe in water baptism as set forth in the Scripture (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:35-39, 10:47-48; Romans 6:4).
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, and that the baptism in the Holy Spirit releases the fullness of the Spirit as is evidenced by speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and that gifts of the Holy Spirit are given to each Spirit filled believer as the Spirit wills (Mark 16:17; Luke 11:9-13, 24:49; Acts 1:8, 2:1-4, 8:12, 14-17, 9:17, 10:44-47, 19:1-6; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-4, 14-15, 18, 39-40).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation (John 5:25-29; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:10-15, 21:1-8)