Cornerstone Baptist Church, 4930 Old Lohman Rd., Jefferson City, Missouri, 65109

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving - Give Thanks!

As you gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving, I hope you will give thanks to God for His many blessings. We cannot even begin to name all the ways that God has blessed us. But it's not a bad idea to try! I hope you will give thanks with a grateful heart. It's so easy to be negative and to focus on all the things you don't have, or on the shortcomings in other people. But if you work just as hard at giving thanks for what you do have and for what God is doing in the lives of people around you, you will be a much happier person. God's love and forgiveness is reason enough to give thanks! Let me take this opportunity to thank you for being the wonderful church family that you are! I am grateful to God for each of you, and the privilege He has given me to be your Pastor. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Cornerstone Church-wide Picnic at the Park - Sunday, Sept. 27, 2:00-7:00 PM! Everyone Welcome!

This Sunday, September 27, we will have our Annual Church Picnic at the Ellis-Porter Riverside Park. I hope you will bring your family and come to this special afternoon/evening of fellowship and fun!

We will have a great time together! As a first this year, we will have Karaoke setup for anyone who wants to try their hand at singing for us! So come and sing or listen to those who do! Here's the approximate schedule:

2:00-3:00 = Arrive & Setup
3:00 - Cooking Hot Dogs & Hamburgers
4:15 - Eat & Fellowship
5:00 - Music & Devotion

This is very informal. Just a time to relax and enjoy one another's company. There will be some games you can play or you can just sit in the Pavilion and relax. There is a great kids playground close to the Pavilion.

Bring a side dish or dessert to share and come to have a great time together! To get to the Park, take Grant St. off McCarty and it will run right into the Park. We will be at the big Pavilion on top of the hill.

See you there!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Praise God for a Wonderful VBS 2015!

I'm late getting this written. It seems the past month has been a real whirlwind!

Our 2015 Vacation Bible School was out of this world! We had 196 total enrollment, with an average of more than 170 in the building each night. Two children (that we know of) asked Jesus Christ to come into their lives! Praise the Lord! Of the 196 enrolled, 42 are people who indicated no church affiliation. What a joy to reach out and let people know that Jesus loves them! I am very grateful for a church that takes outreach seriously, and that believes in Vacation Bible School. It is a huge commitment of time and resources, but well worth it. We are one of the few remaining churches, that I am aware of, that offers Vacation Bible School to every age group - from Nursery to Adults. Thank you for being such a wonderful church!

Every teacher, every worker, every person who prayed had a part in what God did during this wonderful week. The exciting thing is that the countless seeds planted in the hearts of children, youth and adults will continue to grow and bear fruit in the months and years ahead! We simply joined God in the great work He was doing. Let's keep doing that!

Thank you to my wife, Rose, for doing an outstanding job as VBS Director, and to everyone who made this week possible! To God be the Glory!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Vacation Bible School 2015, "Journey Off the Map," Coming June 7-11; Classes for All Ages!

VBS 2015 - Journey Off the Map from LifeWay VBS on Vimeo.

Everything is set!  Vacation Bible School begins at Cornerstone on June 7! We hope you are going to head over and be a part of the "Journey Off the Map" in VBS for the week of June 7-11 (Watch the overview video above).

Food is served for everyone beginning at 5:00 PM, and classes begin at 5:45 PM. There are classes for every age, including adults. Food, recreation, crafts, great Bible Study and lots of fun together - what more could you ask for?!

Hope to see you at Vacation Bible School 2015!


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Special "Mother's Day" Worship Service - May 10, 10:30 AM - Join Us!

We hope you will join us in Worship this Sunday Morning, May 10, 2015, at 10:30 AM for a special service honoring the women of our church! Mother's Day is such a special time to give thanks for the mother God has blessed us with, and for all the women that God uses in such a wonderful way to impact our lives.

As part of our service, we will also be dedicating several of our children as their families desire to come forward and dedicate themselves to raising them in the "nurture and admonition of the Lord." We will  have a special time to honor the mothers / women in our service! So, come and join in this special time of worship and praise to the Lord!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Working Together to take Down the Old Tree in Front of the Church! - Video 4/11/15

What a great day! We had 18 people show up to help take down the old tree out in front of the church today. It was almost dead, with just a tiny bit of green popping out. Sean and Scott from "S and S Tree Service" led the way for us, and volunteers chipped in to do the cleanup as they cut the limbs from the tree first, and in the video above, you see the main trunk of the tree come down. A big "thank you" to Rick for organizing the work, to all the volunteers who came out to help, and to Sean and Scott for their outstanding work!

Joy and Blaze took lots of wonderful pictures, and they are uploaded at our Facebook page!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Come Celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus, Easter Sunday! Sunrise Service 7AM, Breakfast 8AM, Choir Musical 10:30 AM!

We have an exciting day ahead this coming Sunday - Easter Sunday! It is the glorious time when together we focus on celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Because Jesus is alive, He is able to give life to any person who will put their faith and trust in Him. Jesus died for you and me, but He did not only die. He arose! What He accomplished when He came out of that tomb has changed the destiny of all who trust in Him!

This Sunday, April 5, we will begin with a 7:00 AM Easter Sunrise Service! I hope you and your family will come to praise and celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord. Then, at 8:00 AM, we will eat a wonderful breakfast together prepared and served by the men of our church. They will arrive around 5:00 AM to start cooking!

After breakfast at around 8:45 AM, an Easter Egg Hunt for children will be held inside the building. Sunday Bible Study will begin as usual at 9:30 AM, and our 10:30 AM Morning Worship Service will feature an Easter Musical presented by our Choir that focuses on our Lord's victory on the cross and with the empty tomb.

It promises to be a great day! I hope you can share it with us. We'll see you Sunday! The Lord is Risen!


  • Sunrise Service at 7:00 AM
  • Easter Breakfast at 8:00 AM
  • Indoor Easter Egg Hunt for Children at 8:45 AM
  • Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 AM
  • Morning Worship at 10:30 AM: Easter Musical
  • No 6 PM Evening Service

Thursday, March 5, 2015

"Grace Amazing" - Sermon Series on Examples of the Wonderful Grace of Jesus - Continuing through Easter Sunday, April 5!

Continuing through Easter Sunday on April 5, we will be looking at a series of sermons on Sunday Mornings (10:30 am) that focus on "Grace Amazing" - examples of just how the marvelous grace of Jesus still amazes us. Join us for this series of messages that shows us just how deep, how wide, how broad, how high is the Grace of Jesus!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Attention: 6:30 Prayer Meeting ONLY Tonight (3/4/15); No Meal, No Children/Youth Classes Due to Weather

Tonight, we will have our 6:30 Prayer Meeting Only due to the snow. Our parking lot is covered, and roads slick this morning. That makes it difficult for our Kitchen crew to get out, buy the supplies for the meal etc. So, we will not have our meal, and no children/youth classes this evening (the bus won't run). Take care. Look forward to seeing you for Prayer Meeting tonight or for Sunday School/Worship on Sunday!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Attention: All Sunday Services (March 1) Canceled Due to Snow

Due to the snowstorm today, and more expected overnight and in the morning, we are canceling all Sunday Services for tomorrow, March 1. Please stay safe and warm! We look forward to seeing you Wednesday and/or next Sunday to worship our Risen Lord!