How it all started locally...
- In 1995 several families in Greenfield sensed God was directing them to reach out to the community with the message of Jesus Christ in a new and different way. They began meeting in each other’s homes and praying for God’s guidance. The home church grew dramatically, and in September 1997, it began meeting in the Greenfield Multipurpose Center with over 40 adults and children. The group contacted Mark Doss, a church planter for the Evangelical Free Church of America, and with Pastor Doss’ help, a core group developed a mission statement, constitution, and by-laws. On March 13, 1998, the EFCA approved Cornerstone Fellowship for membership. On Palm Sunday of that year, Cornerstone held its first public worship service as an EFCA church.
- In 1998 Cornerstone purchased and moved into a storefront building, In October 1998, the church began an Awana children’s ministry that has grown through the years, with as many as 90 kids attending.
- In 1999 Cornerstone called Bryan Anderson to be their first full-time pastor. During Pastor Bryan’s six years of pastoral leadership, Cornerstone grew and established a small group ministry. When God called Pastor Bryan to lead another church in 2005, Bob Renaud served as an interim pastor. During this time, Cornerstone earnestly started to look for land on which to construct a new facility.
- In 2006 Jeff Banks became Cornerstone’s second full-time pastor. For nine years, Pastor Jeff communicated God’s Word, conducted leadership training, and helped with the transition to a new facility. Cornerstone’s first service in the newly-built church facility was January 29, 2012. On June 7, 2015, Pastor Jeff preached his final message at Cornerstone and left to become the Dean of Men at Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska.
- Andrew Hanna served as Cornerstone’s third full-time pastor in 2016 and 2017.
- In early 2018 Cornerstone called Mark Underkofler to be the fourth full-time pastor. Pastor Mark and his wife, Lauren, with their two young daughters, moved from rural South Dakota where Mark pastored for over five years. They returned to South Dakota to minister there in mid-2020.
- Ken Sidey, one of the founding elders of Cornerstone, began serving as interim pastor in fall 2020. Ken brought a lot of continuity and church-body unity to Cornerstone during this time.
- In May 2023 Michael Norby became Cornerstone's fifth full-time pastor who is still currently serving.
- In August of 2023, Josiah Brown became our full-time Youth and Family Director.
We are committed to being used by God to fulfill our mission of "Developing Dedicated Followers of Jesus Christ" in Greenfield, Fontanelle and the surrounding communities.
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