We Are Re-Opening May 17th!


We are so excited to start meeting for church again! We love and miss you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as we can.
Here are the answers to some questions you may have.

What time is the service on May 17?

The morning service will be at 10:30 a.m. The evening service will be at 5:00 p.m.

Are there Sunday School or Bible Study classes?

No, there will be no Sunday School on May 17.

Should I wear a mask?

Yes. For those who are old enough and medically able, we ask that you wear a facemask/covering.
Masks will be required for entry. (We will have extras available for those in need.)

Is there anyone who should NOT come on May 17?

These 3 questions will be asked at the entrance. If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, please do not come:

  1. Have you experienced any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days:  cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell?
  2. Have you been in contact with anyone exhibiting the symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
  3. Have you had a fever of greater than 100 degrees in the past 48 hours?

How will the elderly and those at risk be protected?

If you are elderly or at risk and concerned that you may be vulnerable, we recommend that you stay home and watch the service on our livestream at https://www.facebook.com/chicagoforChrist/

Are visitors allowed to come?

Yes! We welcome visitors in our community to be part of our service. Of course, all visitors and members alike will be expected to abide by our health & safety protocols.

What should I expect when entering the building?

In addition to a warm welcome and a spirit of excitement, everyone should expect some quick safety measures when entering:

  • Each person will have their temperature quickly taken with a “no touch” forehead scanner to make sure no attendees have a temperature over 100 degrees.
  • Be ready to confirm that you cannot answer “yes” to any of the 3 questions mentioned above.
  • Ushers will help you find appropriate seating (see next question).

How will the seating be handled in the auditorium?

You will be seated by ushers, from front to back, alternating pews and maintaining distance between family units.

Will the nurseries be open?

No. Mothers and children are encouraged to attend this family service, but the nurseries will NOT open.
Families with small children may sit in the back of the auditorium. 

The Ministries of Cornerstone Baptist Church

“And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.” ~ Mark 10:44

At Cornerstone Baptist Church, we are excited to offer many unique opportunities for our members to serve. We have ministries for all age groups including children, teens, singles, adults and seniors.

Our ministries are comprised of evangelism, edification, and discipleship. Our goal in each ministry is to glorify God, encourage the believers, and evangelize the lost.

Door-to-door soulwinning
Bus routes
Sunday School
Jr. Church
Youth group
Pacific Garden Mission
Vacation Bible School
Soulwinning training
New believer’s discipleship
Men’s prayer
Ladies Bible Study
College student ministry
Church Transportation (anywhere in the city with ample notice!)

About Us

Pastor and Mrs. Courtney Lewis came to Chicago in 2008 to establish an independent Baptist church.  Pastor Lewis has a ministry based largely on going out to the people and bringing them to Christ.  People are looking for a church that is concerned about them and their problems, and Pastor Lewis wants Cornerstone Baptist to be the church where people can find this thoughtfulness.  The Lewis family came to Chicago from Chesterton, Indiana, where they both studied and graduated from Fairhaven Baptist College.  Pastor Lewis was born and raised in the Henry Horner and LeClaire Court projects of Chicago, and his wife is from Oceanside, California.  The family has three daughters, Lois, April, and Justine.

What We Believe

Cornerstone Baptist Church Statement of Faith

We believe in the plenary, verbal, Divine inspiration of the sixty-six canonical books of the Old and the New Testaments of the Bible (from Genesis to Revelation) in the original languages. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21; 1 Thessalonians 2:13)

We believe in God’s promise to preserve His Word.  The Bible says, “Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.” (Psalm 119:152)  Also, “The words of the Lord are pure words:  as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.  Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” (Psalm 12:6-7)

We believe that the King James Version (or Authorized Version) of the English Bible is a true, faithful, and accurate translation which in our time has no equal among all of the other English Translations.  The translators did such a fine job in their translation task that we can without apology hold up the Authorized Version and say, “This is the WORD OF GOD!”

We believe that there is one God, a living intelligent Spirit, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth, eternally expressing Himself through three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26, Matthew 3:16-17, I John 5:7)

We believe that the material universe, including man, came into being by the direct creation of God, and not by evolution (not even theistic evolution). (Genesis 1, II Peter 3:5-7)

We believe that man was created sinless (Genesis 1:31) but voluntarily sinned (Romans 5:12-21, Genesis 3:1-7) and that because of this fall, all men are now sinners by birth and destined for hell (Romans 6:23, Romans 5:19) with no “spark of Divinity” and must be born from above to be fit for fellowship with God. (John 3:3-6)

We further believe that the unsaved will spend eternity in torment in a literal hell. (Revelation 20:14-15)

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Ghost of the virgin Mary. (Matthew 1:20) Continue reading “What We Believe”

Contact Us

Located At:
1210 East 62nd Street
Chicago, Illinois  60637

(Corner of 62nd and Woodlawn)

For more information or transportation write to:
[email protected]

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*  Street parking is available.
There is also a parking lot on the north side of the building.

Mailing Address:

1210 East 62nd Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637