It all began in the mid 1990's when a group of around fifteen local people who, new to faith in Jesus, decided to form a small Christian community in one of their homes in Pennyburn. Quickly recognising their need of someone to lead the group and hearing of a young Northern Irish couple returning home from a UK Bible College, the group invited Andrew and Isabelle Mc Court to be the young church's first leaders or pastors.
From then the group moved out from homes and into their own building, beginning with a third floor office space in Castle Street. As the group grew they adopted the name Cornerstone City Fellowship and became affiliated with the Assemblies of God group of churches - a global network of Pentecostal churches with relationships with like minded churches throughout Ireland.
The small church quickly grew and over the years moved from building to building to fit the ever increasing needs of the congregation. Cornerstone began to be more widely known in the city as a church with a heart for it's community serving the city through Extreme Team - a high energy primary school assembly programme as well as Kid's Week - a week long party for kids where they learned about purpose, hope and love.
In 2009 Andrew and Isabelle followed the call of God to become the Senior Pastors of CFC in Belfast (and more recently Teaching Pastor at Bayside Church in Sacramento, California) and Brian and Judith Somerville became the new Senior Pastors of the church. Together with a committed leadership team and very dedicated staff and volunteers, they help bring the love of God to as many lives and in as many ways as possible.
The church has recently purchased it's first permanent building in Duke Street. This facility offers around 35,000 square feet of accommodation that will allow the church to grow and impact the city and beyond with God's love. Click here for the most up to date picture, plans and ways to support us.