And Why it Matters
Cornerstone Presbyterian Church was organized as a congregation of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) in 2012. This church faithfully seeks to preserve the Scriptural integrity and religious truths espoused in Scotland and many other places of the Reformation.
Our doctrine is reformed: a reference to the Bible doctrines re-discovered at the time of the Reformation in Europe. The government of our church is Presbyterian. This means that each congregation elects their office-bearers & minister to pastor them as was the case in the churches of the New Testament. These elders then group together in local church courts called Presbyteries. We also have regional Synods and a church-wide General Assembly.
Pastor Gavin Beers
Pastor Gavin Beers is a native of Northern Ireland and a graduate of the Free Church Seminary, Inverness, Scotland. From 2006 until 2018, Pastor Beers was the minister of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) congregation at Ayr, in the southwest of Scotland. He currently serves as the minister of the FCC's first North Carolina, USA, congregation, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. Pastor Beers is married and is the father of six children.
The morning and afternoon worship services consist of the singing, reading, and preaching of the Word of God. Our congregation sings from the Scottish Psalter. Examples of congregational singing can be heard here.
God’s Word is the foundation for every aspect of worship and the reading of Scriptures is an integral part of our service. Passages from the Old and New Testaments are read during worship to emphasize the prepared message.
The traditional reformed worship service is many times unfamiliar to those who are visiting. We invite you to come and join us and to learn more about what we believe concerning the worship of God.
Also, we invite all visitors to join us for a lunch fellowship following the morning worship service and catechism class every Lord’s Day. Food is provided by the congregation at large.
Cornerstone Presbyterian Church observes two communion seasons per year. The current communion schedule is the fourth Sabbath of March and September. CPC holds a special preparation service on the Saturday before each communion Sunday at 7 PM. For more information on communion seasons at Cornerstone Presbyterian, please refer to this article.