Missions  Conference 2024

We are "Advancing the Gospel" at Cornerstone! Our next Missions Conference is on February 23, 24, & 25, 2024. Here is the schedule:


Friday, February 23 -

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Meet and Greet our Missionaries

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Conference, Speakers: Triston Taylor and Dan Miller


Saturday, February 24 -

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Catered Dinner

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Meet and Greet our Missionaries

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Conference, Speakers: Wilmer Reynoso, Doug Barclay, and Paul Schmidt


Sunday, February 25 - 

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM, Sunday School with Missionaries

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM, Meet and Greet our Missionaries

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM, Worship Service, Speaker: Argyris Petrou

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Potluck, bring a dish to share, sign up available


All are welcome to join during our three day Missions Conference.


Special Notes:

  • There will be a catered dinner on Saturday from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, and a Potluck after the service on Sunday. 
  • Here is a brief summary of what each speaker will discuss. Triston Taylor will share about his 2023 summer trip to Africa. Dan Miller will give a history of JAARS (Jungle Aviation and Radio Service). Pastor Wilmer Reynoso will update us about the 2024 Summer youth mission trip. Doug Barclay will give an update on Mission India. Paul Schmidt will review the history of bible translations in the past, present, and future. Last, our main speaker on Sunday, Argyris Petrou, will discuss his ministry at AMG (Advancing the Ministry of the Gospel) International.
  • Childcare is provided all three days of the Missions Conference.



Missions Conference 2023

One of the ways Cornerstone supports its missionaries is by holding an annual missions conference.  This is a great opportunity to meet our missionaries!  This year's theme was "Compelled by the Love of Christ".  Following are the recordings of this year's conference.  Just click the date you want to watch.  What a blessing the time was for our church family!


Friday, February 24, 2023

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Missionaries

Cornerstone Bible Church has a history of supporting missionaries around the world and locally. The command of Christ in Matthew 28:18–20 is part of our church DNA. We want to make disciples around the world and in every nation. Below is the list of missionaries CBC supports.

  • Cliff & Judy Anderson

    This dynamic couple met and married at the age of 40, had a baby at age 41, and headed to the mission field at age 42! Serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators (WBT) in the Philippines for several years, Cliff used his IT expertise to support the translators there. Cliff and Judy most recently served on the team at JAARS Center (Jungle Aviation and Radio Service) in Waxhaw, North Carolina, an arm of Wycliffe that provides equipment, training, and high-tech services to Bible translators in field locations around the world. With great sadness and hopeful joy, we have had to say farewell to Judy, as she went to be with the Lord July 19, 2023.

  • scott gardner

    Scott is the Media Services Manager, working in the AFCI International Office in Atlanta, GA. As Media Services Manager, Scott brings to AFCI his blend of design and technical skills, in addition to his ability to teach and to train effectively. He has been an instructor at AFCI events in Spain, Cuba, Thailand, Cambodia, as well as the USA. Scott graduated from Moody Bible Institute, and continued his studies at Loyola University in Chicago where he received a Bachelors in Cross Cultural Communications. He has also pursued language studies in Austria and Spain.

  • BRIAN & LINDA HAMILTON

    Brian Hamilton is the International Director of Ambassadors for Christ International (AFCI). Brian was a pastor in Canada for many years before joining AFCI.  Before moving to the USA, he served as National Director for AFC Canada.  He and his wife, Linda, have a long history of successful cross-cultural ministry and a passion to see AFCI expand.  Brian’s main focus is to help AFCI ministries to broaden their vision for global outreach and for he and Linda to support the leadership of current AFCI teams. Brian and Linda have 5 grown children and 6 grandchildren.

  • Don & Ruth may

    Don and Ruth are another couple dedicated to the task of Bible translation for minority people groups. They joined Wycliffe Bible Translators from the pews of CBC in 1993. Ruth has served in a number of roles and now works in finance for the Eurasia Area. She is the bookkeeper for two groups working in dozens of languages. In 2013 Don became a retired member of Wycliffe, after 20 years of service with SIL International Administration, the Eurasia Area and the Americas Areas. Don was a Manager Trainer, Area Training Coordinator, International Leadership Development Coach, Cross-cultural Curriculum Developer and Project Funding Coordinator. They live in the Atlanta area and have four married adult children and thirteen grand children. 

  • Dan & trica miller

    The Millers joined Wycliffe Bible Translators in 1975 and worked in the Philippines from 1978 to 1994.  Dan serves as an airplane and helicopter pilot/mechanic.  Tricia helps in accounting and secretarial roles.  The Millers are presently at the JAARs Center in Waxhaw, NC.  Dan is the Assistant to the Helicopter Operations Coordinator and helps supervise helicopter operations in the U.S. for training and public relations events.

  • Argyris & Dina Petrou

    Argyris and Dina Petrou are serving the Lord with AMG International in Greece. The Lord has called Argyris to step by faith into a full-time teaching position at the Greek Bible College, after 10 years of pastoral experience in Toronto and Piraeus, 8 years in the evangelistic and publishing work of AMG Greece, and 12 years in the leadership of the Greek Evangelical Alliance.


    In addition to serving as a professor at the Greek Bible College (the only Bible school in Greece), he is also a preacher and ordained minister of the Greek Evangelical Church and a published author through the Greek publishing house, O LOGOS.


    At the same time, the Lord called Dina to a cutting-edge ministry at the fringe of society after years of being a pastor's wife and a mom. After serving for 8 years as a visitor-witness to downtown Athens brothels every Wednesday morning, now she is founding the House of Damaris, a Christian safe house for victims of trafficking and prostitution. 


    Argyris and Dina have three sons: Mark, Erik, and Erastos.

  • Gene & martha purvis

    This energetic couple served 12 years as church planters in Costa Rica before returning in 1998 to the USA. God then lead them to minister among the burgeoning immigrant Hispanic population right here in the States. They now reside in Kathleen, GA. and began a new Hispanic church plant in Perry, GA. Gene has served as the Hispanic USA field director, USA ministry coordinator, and, most recently, the USA country facilitator for AVANT Ministries International. He coordinates 12 AVANT ministry team leaders operating in the US and is the team leader for the South East ministry team. Gene is also a liaison between the Costa Rica Church Association board of directors and AVANT leadership. He is also a board member of FIEL-HUSA, Inc., which is the Fraternity of Hispanic Churches in the US related to AVANT Ministries. Gene is married to Martha and they have two sons and three grandchildren. Gene has a Masters in Nuclear Engineering and Evangelical/Church Planting.

  • Paul & kathy schmidt

    Paul and Kathy have served with Wycliffe Bible Translators since 1987. They served in East Africa from 1990 - 2002. Paul is currently seconded to the Seed Company (a Wycliffe Affiliate) and serves as a Bible translation consultant in Asia and is also Seed Company's Translation Consultant Manager for Asia Pacific Area. They reside in Desoto, Texas. They have four adult daughters, 3 grandchildren, two dogs and a cat.

  • Lawrence & barbara trumbower

    Lawrence and Barbara were missionaries in Puerto Rico. Their ministry goals are to make known the Word of God, its teachings, principles for life, and message of salvation to as many individuals in Puerto Rico as possible. The means by which they did this is through three Rock Radio Network stations. However, it is a time of change for them both. The arrangement between GMI and another organization, Calvary Evangelistic Mission (CEM), has come to an end. They both are looking at other options with GMI where they can serve. One possible area is at a new Bible Training Center in Bolivia. Please pray for God to guide them in this transition.

  • Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf (CCCD)

    Cornerstone supports and regularly sends short-term mission teams to CCCD. The Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf operates three schools on the island of Jamaica. They are residential facilities that allows them to bring in the rural deaf that would otherwise not have access to the gospel of Jesus Christ or to a language, basic education or vocational training. Visit their website at www.cccdjamaica.org.

  • GideonS International

    Cornerstone has supported the Gideons for years. The Gideons International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through sharing personally and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. While they are known worldwide for their work with hotels, they predominantly share Scriptures in schools and colleges, prisons and jails, hospitals, and medical offices. Visit their website at www.gideons.org.


  • Mission India

    Cornerstone supports Mission India because it is reaching out to the largest unreached nation in the world. Over 400 million people in India have never heard the name of Jesus. Mission India, together with other ministry partners, is radiating the love of Christ to India's invisible and too-often ignored people groups through Children's Bible Clubs, Adult Literacy Classes, and Church Planter Training. Visit their website at www.missionindia.org.