2017: What a Year at Cornerstone!


What a Year!  2017 was an amazing year at Cornerstone seeing God’s hand at work.  The highlights are too numerous to list… here are a few.

  • 1300 folks showed up for HopeFest where we distributed 500 pairs of shoes, 100 kids received hair cuts, 600 t-shirts were distributed, and more!
  • Kingdom Sports had over 300 kids participate this year.
  • Feed My Starving Children was a huge success with close to 500 volunteers, 116,856 meals packed, and enough food to feed 320 kids for an entire year.
  • Darryl Strawberry shared his story of transformation in April at Cornerstone and to Portsmouth City Schools.
  • Serve Day took place in May with teams of folks going out into the community to share Jesus love in a practical way.
  • Vacation Bible School had over 125 kids participate this year.
  • The Knost Music workshop had over 190 kids participate.
  • We packed 250 flood buckets for hurricane relief.
  • We held our first Jesus Prom for special needs folks.
  • Weekly worship attendance continues to grow.
  • Our children’s ministry continues to grow with over 65 kids per week.
  • There were over 50 baptisms!
  • Dr. Young led Lunch and a Lesson throughout the year with great participation.
  • Michael Franzeese spoke to large crowds in October at Cornerstone and PHS..
  • We packed over 1000 boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
  • The youth served the community through Hometown     Humanity.
  • We are helping over 160 families each month through the foodbank.
  • Rejoicing in Recovery is reaching hundreds of people with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
  • We had a successful mission trip to Haiti 
  • We had a positive year financially enabling us to be more missional than ever.
  • The music ministry blessed us all throughout the year.
  • The One Thing Initiative moved us beyond the church walls to serve the community and world.