About Us

Small%20church%20office original

Cornerstone Community Church

Non-Denominational...Fully Independent...Offering..."Sound Doctrine and Full-Gospel" 

Cornerstone Community Church* was founded by Pastor Bob and Anita Rice on the first Sunday in February 1997 and is now pastored by Pastor Clay and his wife Nancy. Pastor Clay and Nancy Stidham are charter members and have been serving Cornerstone Community Church since Clay’s ordination in July, 1997.


Clay original

Clay Stidham

Clay Stidham is a graduate of Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, BA ’68. He is a lifelong student of the Bible and Christian history. His profession as a teacher of World History and Culture enables him to weave relevant current events into his messages.

Nancy original

Nancy Stidham

Nancy met Clay while attending Wheaton College. They were married in 1968 and have three sons and two granddaughters. Both Clay and Nancy are retired after teaching 30 and 35 years respectively at Blue Ridge High School in Lakeside, Arizona.

Bible%201%20edited original

Tenets of Faith and Doctrine




Foundation of Fellowship


Cornerstone Community Church is a member of White Mountain Pastors’ Fellowship and Women’s Ministry Network. These are the Foundations of Fellowship which form the basis for collaboration with other ministries:


Statement of Shared Belief


We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, accurate, and authoritative Word of God.

 We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God, the Father; Jesus, the Son; and the Holy Spirit.

 We believe in the deity and the humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His Virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of God, the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.

 We believe regeneration, by the Holy Spirit, through faith in Jesus Christ, is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful people (Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5-7).

 We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

 We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: the saved unto the resurrection of life and the lost unto the resurrection of eternal separation from God We believe Christian unity is necessary to accomplish the mission Jesus has entrusted to His church here on Earth.



Church Government

Cornerstone Community Church is a 501 C-3 non-profit organized under the laws of the State of Arizona. A nine-member council meets following service on the first Sunday of the month to conduct church business. There are no paid salaries. Everyone is a volunteer. The church files an annual corporate report in addition to monthly and annual financial reports.