OUR HISTORY

 

Our History is filled with men and women who have continually sacrificed to see God's vision for a Pentecostal church carried out in the greater Oxford-Southbury area.

 

Cornerstone Assembly of God was originally called "Woodbury Assembly of God," when it began in September of 1983.  The vision of the founding families was for a Pentecostal church in the Southbury and Woodbury area.  The church moved to several locations during this early period as it grew, meeting in homes, the Harrision Inn, Nonnewaug High School, a storefront at 617 South Britain Road in Southbury, and commercial property at 800 South Main Street in Southbury. 

 

The next major move was to rent the Oxford Grange Hall where it remained from summer of 1990 to March of 2002.  During this time, money was saved and the current property purchased and subdivided.   On April 22nd, 2001, the congregation broke ground with a determination to build a church with all volunteer labor.  The main floor was occupied on March 10th, 2002 and the entire building on June 19th, totaling 14 months of incredible sacrifice.

 

Cornerstone has had four senior pastors: Rev. Michael Gould, Rev. Kenneth Milton, Rev. Randal Ackland, and Rev. Christopher Willis.  But no history can ignore God's incredible interaction with his people.   The people who have been a part of Cornerstone's past and present can attest to the fact that God cares for his people and that Cornerstone has been used to minister to and through people.  We who are a part of Cornerstone's present history owe much to those who have preceded us; thank you!

 

 "We will not hide these truths from our children but will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD.  We will tell of his power and the mighty miracles he did." Ps 78:4