Timeline of Cornerstone’s History
June 24th 2012 – Squeeze Plan is completed in which all ministries (except for the Boy Scouts) and offices are relocated to the West Road Campus.
February 19th 2012 – Bishop Janice Huie and Rev. Morris Matthis consecrate the West Road Campus Worship Center and Education Building.
August 14th 2011 -first Sunday morning on which Christian education takes place in the newly constructed West Road Campus Education Building. With the opening of the West Road Education Wing all of the Sunday morning worship and education activities are moved to West Road.
2010 – Construction begins on Education Wing for West Road Campus
2010 – First public worship service in newly constructed West Road Campus Worship Center. Cornerstone UMC becomes a two campus church.
May 2009 – Ground breaking ceremony for West Road Campus Worship Center
March 2009 – Church conference approves construction of the Worship Center on West Road
May 2005 – Purchased 12.8 acres of land on West Road for a new campus
January 1998 – The education wing opened, allowing for more growth and more education.
January 1997 – Ground Breaking for the additional education building.
November 1993 – We celebrated our 10th anniversary in November, 1993, with the Cornerstone Family Reunion.
End of 1988 – Membership has grown to over 450 adult members.
May 18, 1988 – Bishop Ben Oliphant and Dr. Ernest Phifer, our District Superintendent, consecrated our fellowship hall, which will serve as our sanctuary for several years.
1986 – The building committee, under the leadership of Rob McKee, began the long process of helping our church build its first permanent building.
May 1985 – Rented 4,000 sq. ft. of open office space just behind the Randall’s grocery store in a medical and office complex. Membership grows to 300 and many new ministries are established such as Children’s Day Out and Preschool.
December 18, 1983 – The spirit of this original group, which evidently was guided by the Holy Spirit, has continued to grow. This suggested name, later approved by the Houston Northwest District and the Texas Conference, would finally be approved by all charter members at the constituting service for the new church on December 18, 1983. 63 Adult members.
October 1983 – The Cornerstone family moved to Peggy Wilson Elementary School.
July 31,1983 – The first worship service was held on July 31,1983 in Judge Bill Yeoman’s court room on Clay Road.
July 12, 1983 – Seventeen concerned individuals met at the parsonage for the first official meeting to discuss a new church which would serve their community. Out of the enthusiasm and interest of this group, the name “Cornerstone” was suggested and adopted