About Us

Pursuing a life of radical obedience

to Jesus

bringing glory to god

We are a nondenominational church in Shippenville, Pennsylvania. Our services are blended contemporary with preaching directly from the Bible. 

We place a strong emphasis on the gospel, giving an invitation to receive Christ at each service. We also place a high value on discipleship, training Christians to get out of their comfort zones, and pursue a life of radical obedience to Jesus.

Beliefs + Statement of Faith

The Bible

The Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God, without any error, the all-sufficient authority in matters of faith, doctrine, and Christian living.

The Trinity

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, living as 100% fully God and 100% fully man. He died on the cross for our sins. He rose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father and is now our High Priest and Advocate.


We believe that man was created in the image of God.


We believe that eternal salvation is the free gift of God, entirely apart from man’s works and is possessed by any and all who have repented (turned away from sin), have faith in, and receive Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.


We believe baptism is an outward sign of a person’s understanding of their need for Jesus Christ and of their own free will have accepted Him as their personal Lord and Savior.

The Journey to cornerstone

We’ve been through an incredible journey in the formation of our church. Through it all, we can say that we prayed constantly and wanted the Holy Spirit to lead us in doing this the right way — His way, not ours. We didn’t want our church to be man’s vision – but God’s. We believe that Cornerstone Church is the result of this vision. With God’s hand upon us, it is limitless to where this church can go.

our incredible timeline

Clarion Holiday Inn

In November 2011, a group of people with common core values who were seeking a church began meeting for Sunday School at our local Holiday Inn. That group quickly grew from its initial size of 30 people to 60. Soon, we found that others wanted to join us, and we knew we needed more space.

Clarion University

In May 2012, we met for a month of prayer meetings at Clarion University before officially launching our church on the first Saturday in June at the University.  Jeff Burkett was our speaker and interim pastor through the 18th of August. By then, the By-Laws were in place and a pastoral search team had been formed. Cornerstone grew to 90-100 people and we began to meet on Sunday mornings, adding a Sunday School hour to our worship and study. We knew that it was time to find a larger place when there were no more seats left in our college room.

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Cornerstone Church

In December 2012, we bought Traditions banquet hall in Shippenville, PA and began renovating it into a church building for Cornerstone. Our first church service was held here on January 27, 2013, with Jeff Burkett speaking, and on February 3, 2013, we welcomed our new pastor, John Green. Today, Cornerstone is growing as a place of prayer, Bible study, worship, fellowship and ministry. We are quickly outgrowing our current facility with an average attendance of nearly 250 and are now seeking solutions for expansion on the 14 acres of land that surrounds our building.

We can't wait to meet you.