Pastor Bob and Anita Rice founded what became Cornerstone Community Church on Sunday, February 2, 1997. Pastor Clay and Nancy Stidham are charter members and have been serving Cornerstone Community Church since Clay’s ordination on July 27, 1997.
Cornerstone met for 15 years at the Pinetop-Lakeside Senior Center. On March 4, 2012 the church began meeting at the Hampton Inn, Show Low.
In May of 2003 the radio program “Morning Light” began broadcasting at 9 am Sunday mornings on KRFM 96.5 in Show Low and is now aired on two additional stations and the Celebration Network during the week.
The ministry of Cornerstone is two-fold. Pastor Rice dubbed it a “spiritual hospital” and a “salvation station”. The emphasis in ministry is a personal, daily relationship with God and His Word as the source of salvation, restoration and power to live a life in Christ.
Cornerstone Community Church is an independent church incorporated under the laws of the state of Arizona as a 501-C(3).