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Our Mission Statement: "Sharing God's Love with Everyone, Everywhere!"
Our Vision Statement:
"We envision... a community of people hungry to personally know God...
we envision... a church where the Bible is faithfully taught, correctly understood, and personally applied...
we envision... a church with a variety of programs that touch and minister to the whole person...
we envision... a church where worship of God is facilitated with traditional and contemporary styles...
we envision... a church whose facitlities will enable a broad range of ministries where people of all ages and backgrounds come together in
we envision... a facility that will use technology & multi-media to enhance the use of vocal & instrumental music &
we envision... a church that will be friendly, welcoming and can laugh, rejoice, cry & mourn with each other.
1907: Rev. H.F. Josephson began to hold Sunday services in the Bateman Hall
1920: Rev. Krag Wuflestad organized the Cooperstown Skandinaviske Missions Forning (services in Mission Hall)
1921: The congregation voted to be named as "Bethlehem Evangelical Free Church"
1949: The congregation voted to join the Evangelical Free Church of America
1982 - 85: Rev. LaDon Rydbert served as pastor (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
1986 - 90: Rev. Ron Perkins served as pastor (South Carolina Baptist seminary)
1992: Bethlehem & Fellowship combined and became "Cooperstown Evangelical Free Church
1993 - 94: Rev. Luverne Mulvihill served as interim pastor .
1995-2003: Rev. Daryl & Valarie Griffin (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School -- beginning of small group ministry)
2003-2004: Pastor Bob & Eda Jacobson (interim pastor & great encouragers through hospitality & visitation)
2005: Creation & implementation of Vision Statement (refer to above summary vision statements)
2005 - 2014: Pastor Dale Clifton (M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School -- remodeling of school, gym, demolition of 1914 building,
remodeling of Youth Room, 1st tenor in Cornerstone Quartet!
Oct 2005: remodeling of elementary school began
Easter, 2006: First worship service in the new church building
2006: Renaming of church from Cooperstown Evangelical Free Church to "Cornerstone Community Church"
2010: Completion of demolition of 1914 building
2011: Remodeling of Gym & dedication
2013: Remodeling of Youth Room
2015-2016: Gordon Douglas serves as interim pastor
2016-?: Stephen Scott serves as pastor