GOD WANTS TO DO GREAT THINGS THROUGH YOU!

ABOUT US

Cornerstone Church is a community of believers. What does that mean - the word community? We believe that together we grow closer to God and one another. The Bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger. We are a community of believers, a Forever Family. 

 

Cornerstone strives to be a church where we kick down the walls that make it hard for people to find Jesus. Jesus calls for us to go to those outside the church to reach the lost and the broken. It is there that the lost will be found. At Cornerstone, we strive to be like the church from the book of Acts to see our city changed.

 

Cornerstone highly values our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately grow closer to God. We value the Word of God and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.

WHO WE ARE

OUR MISSION

Cornerstone Church exists to Build New Lives on Jesus. Together.

 

We believe that life is not meant to be lived alone. When we say we are a Forever Family, we mean it. We laugh, play, cry, worship, eat, and grow together. We work through the hard things and celebrate the good. Nobody walks through life alone at Cornerstone.

OUR BELIEFS

Cornerstone Church is a member of the Evangelical Free Church of America. Click below to read our doctrinal statement and learn more info about the EFCA

OUR VISION

Cornerstone believes we need to be more visibly involved in the lives of our neighbors by going to them. We hope to offer our neighbors a small taste of the blessings of the Kingdom of God.

We aim to do this in four ways:

 

Kick Down Walls: We want to connect with our community through fun and friendship and invite them into a relationship with God, no matter who they are or where they've been. #GetOut

 

Connect in Worship: We want to create 52 weekends of heartfelt worship services so everyone has the opportunity to experience God. #GetIn

 

Counsel from the Word: We want to go relationally deep in small groups centered on God's Truth so we can experience authentic life transformation in Christ. #GetReal

 

Care for the World: We want to serve the real needs of our community to genuinely draw near to them in Gospel relationship. #GetNear

OUR VALUES

We are a community of calculated risk-takers for Christ and His mission.  No more fear: not in our lives nor in our church!   #FaithNotFear 


We are a community of includers.  All are welcome to come as they are to become something new in Christ.   #LoveNotHate


We are a community of movers & shakers.  We are not content to be comfortable, but to carry our cross for Christ.   #MissionNotMaintenance 


We are a community of grace-givers.  We lead others to the Gospel, not the Law, because God did that for us.   #JesusNotReligion

OUR HISTORY

SMALL BEGINNINGS

  1. Founded in 1955 as the Evangelical Free Church of Yuba City
  2. We first met in homes around town, and our permanent home at 700 Washington was completed in 1959. 
  3. Our location in a residential neighborhood laid the foundation for our focus on reaching our neighbors for Christ. 
  4. Our current Lead Pastor, Jason Poling, was led to Cornerstone in 2018 following the retirement of our Pastor Emeritus, Jim Anderson, who pastored Cornerstone for over 30 years.
  5. We launched our Cornerstone City Center initiative in the fall of 2021 with the intent to create a place for all of Yuba-Sutter to get a taste of the wonders of the Kingdom of God! 

OUR STAFF

Jason Poling

Lead Pastor

Jason loves being a pastor. He loves to encourage people and help them become over-comers through preaching, teaching and counseling the Word of God. 

Todd Kuennen

Associate Pastor

Todd is excited to be able to focus on growing and strengthening Christ’s church - the hope of the world!

Michael Uzdavines

Metaverse Pastor

Affectionately known as Pastor Goose in the Metaverse, Michael pastors our campuses in Virtual Reality. His passion is reaching out to the lost and unchurched through video games and in the digital space. 

Eric White

Director of Worship

Eric has been leading worship services for churches, youth groups, and college ministries since he was in high school in Western Kentucky. He has been leading worship at Cornerstone since 2017.

Melissa Davis

Cornerstone Kids Director

 Melissa believes strongly in the power of Children’s Ministry to reinforce what parents are teaching at home. It is her desire that each of the children at Cornerstone would grow in their relationship with Jesus, and their knowledge of the Bible during their time at church.

Micah Tomm

Cornerstone Youth Director

Sarah Tomm

Cornerstone Youth Director

Nicole White

Director of Operations

Nicole manages much of the technical and behind-the-scenes aspects of Cornerstone. She loves helping people get and stay connected with the Forever Family. 

Nick Anderson

Pastoral Intern

Nick is passionate about helping people grow in their relationship with Jesus and take courageous steps of faith in obedience to Him. He embraces relationships that are honest and authentic and not afraid to tackle hard questions. He enjoys serving the church and the community through work projects.

Charles Ingalls

Pastoral Intern/Elder

Charles I heads up the maintenance and repairs team at Cornerstone, making sure our facilities are in working order. Growing in Christ and serving in ministry are essential in his life. He looks forward to experiencing God's perfect plan in his life and at Cornerstone!

Paul James

Pastoral Intern/Horizon Worlds VR Campus Director

Paul loves helping new believers lay firm and correct foundations in their new lives in Christ, wherever possible helping them correctly study scripture, especially relishing facilitating the release of others to ministry. He has always had a love of technology and is excited to join his passions to nurture new disciples in the Metaverse!

OUR PASTORS AND ELDERS

Jason Poling

Lead Pastor

Jason loves being a pastor. He loves to encourage people and help them become over-comers through preaching, teaching and counseling the Word of God. 

Todd Kuennen

Associate Pastor

Todd is excited to be able to focus on growing and strengthening Christ’s church - the hope of the world!

Michael Uzdavines

Metaverse Pastor

Affectionately known as Pastor Goose in the Metaverse, Michael pastors our campuses in Virtual Reality. His passion is reaching out to the lost and unchurched through video games and in the digital space. 

Rob Trojan

Elder

Rob has served as an elder since 2019, worked many years with kids in AWANA, currently leads a small group on Sundays at his house and is a leader in the High School Youth Group. 

Charles Ingalls

Elder

Charles I heads up the maintenance and repairs team at Cornerstone, making sure our facilities are in working order. Growing in Christ and serving in ministry are essential in his life. He looks forward to experiencing God's perfect plan in his life and at Cornerstone!

Charles Ernst

Elder

Charles E helps where needed (read: everywhere) at Cornerstone Church and REALLY enjoys his forever family at
Cornerstone. He leads a young men’s bible study and wants as many people to know the love of Jesus as possible.

Jim Anderson

Pastor Emeritus

HELPING PEOPLE FOLLOW JESUS