The supreme standard by which our Church's belief and practice is measured is the Word of God: the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. So that others can clearly understand what the Presbyterian Church of Australia believes is taught in the Bible, the PCA has adopted the The Westminster Confession of Faith as a statement of its key doctrines. While the Church believes the Confession sets forth Biblical doctrines accurately and reliably, the Confession is always referred to as the subordinate standard, and the Bible as the only supreme standard.
We seek to worship God in every part of life: hour to hour, day to day, and year after year. "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God!" (1 Corinthians 10:31) Our Sunday service is a special time of corporate worship. We praise Jesus by singing, praying, reading and preaching His Word, and celebrating the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper.
Campbell Markham has been the pastor of Cornerstone Church since January 2009. He is married to Amanda-Sue and they have four children aged 14 to 20. Campbell first worked at Roebourne Primary School before entering the ministry.
Campbell then pastored Kingsley Presbyterian Church from 2001 to 2008 before moving to Cornerstone in 2009. Campbell was part of the start-up team for Soul Church in May 2010.
Matthew 16:18 I will build my church ...
In 2002, Pastor David Jones (aided by the Christian Reformed Church in Kingston and Crossroads Presbyterian Church) planted Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. It began with a group of 15 people meeting at Campbell Street Primary School.
A movement called Vision 100 was established with the ambitious goal of establishing 100 churches in the Hobart area. The motto WIN-BUILD-SEND was used to fuel the movement.
Mt Stuart Presbyterian Church was planted from Cornerstone in 2008, led by David Jones and 40 members from Cornerstone. In 2009 Campbell Markham and his family made the sea change from Perth, and became he the new Pastor of Cornerstone.
In 2010, Campbell began a night congregation of Cornerstone which later became Soul Church.
Win. Build. Send.
Cornerstone's vision is simply to win people to Christ, to build them up with the gospel, and then to send them out to proclaim the good news!
Our mission is to make the life-changing wisdom of the Bible understandable and accessible to all.