The one thing you can expect to see at the Cornerstone Church is people from all different races, background, and generation regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. You cannot miss the hospitality of the church, family and the diversity of the people gathered, which makes it more than just a church because they also have other divisions within that not only provide spiritual guidance, case and point the Cornerstone Christian Schools, fully registered primary schools that offer quality Christian education for young minds.
John Charles Hagee, who has served in ministry for 57 years, is the founder and Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a non-denominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members. What once began as The Church at Castle Hills in May September 1975 with only 1,600 faithful followers continued to pull masses and was later renamed as Cornerstone Church in 1987.
While John Hagee’s reputation for inciting statements has caused some local Jewish leaders to be wary of him, and they have distanced themselves at one point, as a church, he has raised millions of dollars from his followers for various aid, education and immigration programs for Israel. One of the most significant practices of the Cornerstone Church is their emphasis on water baptism and its importance.
While the mode of baptism is not essential to salvation, the mandate of baptism is essential to obedience. Baptism is important to the Cornerstone Church because it symbolizes a public declaration that an individual has accepted Jesus and is indeed turning his or her back on the old life of sin and are now trusting living a new life as a Christian.
Cornerstone church also has an evangelism and outreach programs, which to each of them is an obligation as well as a necessity of reaching out to the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Its outreach programs are geared toward bringing Cornerstone Church’s services through reaching out to the community in order to meet their needs such as rising funds, providing food, items of clothing and other necessities.
Global Evangelism Television is part of Cornerstone Church, which is an internet-based video channel that features programming such as Cornerstone Church Sunday services, specials, classic sermons, events, classes, music and much, all in the hopes of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the Earth.
His shared deep love for music with all of his children and wife, John Hagee and Matthew Hagee founded Difference Media, comprised of a team of experienced professionals with remarkable credentials and has become a home to many up and coming music artists all while trying to make a difference in the lives of many through the use of modern media.
The appeal and success of Cornerstone Church is undeniable. There is an impressive diversity in this church that has seen individuals come from all walks of life as the organization continues reaching out in unprecedented ways to spread the gospel.