Our Story

Founded in Scripture

Vero Beach’s Cornerstone Christian Church is an independent Christian Church and was founded in October 1999. Our name is derived from two passages of scripture.

“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.”

- Ephesians 2:19-20

“As you come to him, the living Stone–rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him– you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  For in Scripture it says: ‘See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”

- 1 Peter 2:4-6

The Beginning

Cornerstone Christian Church held services at Glendale Elementary School from 1999 to 2011. Small Groups, the Missions Team, the Shepherds, Naomi’s Corner (Ladies Ministry) and others met in homes during the week.

Upon This Rock

In 2004, the congregation purchased 9.5 acres of land on 12th Street, just west of 58th Avenue. In 2005, we paid off that piece of property. In 2007, we began our capital campaign, “Upon This Rock”, to help finance our first building. In 2008, we signed a contract for construction but due to a general economic downturn, groundbreaking and actual construction work was postponed until mid-year 2010. In October, 2010 the Jack Ballard Church Builders arrived on site to finish out the interior of the structure. Our first service was held at 5950 12th street, Vero Beach on March 27, 2011.


In July 2019 Cornerstone purchased a portable (Ministry Activity Center) which is used for the Kids Squad Ministry, and also has an office for our Family Minister. We also purchased playground equipment for use in our Kids Squad ministry. A dedication service for the M.A.C., playground and the completion of the Indian River County water project was held in November 2019.