“‘The silver is mine, and the gold is mine,’ saith the Lord of hosts. ‘The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and in this place will I give peace,’ saith the Lord of hosts.”
— Haggai 2:8-9
This verse provided the inspiration and assurance that God would provide the financial means and spiritual blessings of a place of worship when Cornerstone Evangelical Baptist Church started in 1975. Hope for the future sustained those who attended Sunday School classes in rented classrooms and the first worship service in a high school auditorium. Soon God provided the opportunity for us to move to our very own building on Lawton Street in the Sunset District of San Francisco. Throughout the years and as our congregation and ministry grew, we acquired additional buildings in the Sunset District. In 1988, God blessed us with the present Silver Avenue site for our church and school.
Initially, our church reached out to the youth from the Sunset and Richmond Districts of San Francisco. As time passed, a strong college ministry grew. Today, we touch the lives of all ages. Evangelism ranges from the over 400 community children in our summer programs to the hundreds of Bay Area adults in our outreach programs. For 40 years, we have sought to ensure that Christ is the Cornerstone of all the creative ministries in our church.