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Service Times
Sunday Bible Study: 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service: 10:35 a.m.


Meet Our Pastor


Pastor Paul Taylor and Family

Paul Taylor is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where he received his Master of Divinity in Church Planting in 1997. He is married to Sheila Taylor. The couple has three children: Kristen McNellie, Lydia Taylor, and Jonathan Taylor; and two grandchildren: Aiden and Elijah.

Pastor Paul has served as our pastor since 2003. He came to Cornerstone Baptist Church as pastor after serving for five years as the pastor of Warwick Baptist Church in Newport News, Virginia. The son of an Air Force pilot, he has lived in several states and overseas. He has served with the International Mission Board in both Kenya and in North Africa. He has over 15 years of senior pastor experience and plans on many more.

Pastor Paul speaks Arabic and loves to read, play golf, and is a motorcycle enthusiast. His favorite verse is John 17:3, "This is eternal life that they you know the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent."


Handling Disputes - 1 Corinthians 6: 1-8


Who Will Enter the Kingdom of God - 1 Corinthians 6:9-11


Our Bodies, The Spirit's Home - 1Corinthians 6:12-20


To Marry or Not to Marry - 1 Corinthians 7:1-7


Till Death Do Us Part? - 1Corinthians 7:10-16


For The Bible Tells Me So - 2 Timothy 3:16-17


 Dealing with Immorality in the Church - 1 Corinthians 5:1-13


A Paternal Warning - 1 Corinthians 4:14-21


Overcoming Division - 1 Corinthians 3:18-23


The Proclamation and Power of The Gospel
1 Corinthians 2:1-5


The Church God Sees - 1 Corinthians 1:1-9


The Power and Wisdom of God - 1 Corinthians 1:18-25


An Example to Follow - 3 John


The Truth About Truth - 2 John 1-3


Knowledge that Brings Confidence - 1 John 5:12-16


Testimony Concerning Jesus - 1 John 5:6-8


Love Without Fear - 1 John 4:18-21


The Problem with Worldliness 1 John 2:15-17


2 Peter 1:16-21 The Supremacy of Scripture


Abiding in His Presence 1 John 4:13-17


Obligation to Love 1 John 4:11-12


Loving Your Brother 1 John 2:7-11


The Mission of the Church - 2 Corinthians 5:14-21


Jesus our Advocate - 1 John 2:1-6


Encounter With Pilate – Mark 15:1-15


The Denial – Mark 14:66-72


The Trial – Mark 14:53-65


The Arrest – Mark 14:42-52


Battle in the Garden – Mark 14:27-42


The Church That God Sees — 1 Corinthians 1:1-9


The Power and Wisdom of God — 1 Corinthians 1:18-25


God's Calling on Us — 1Corinthians 1:26-31


 The Proclamation and Power of the Gospel — 1 Corinthians 2:1-5


Overcoming Division - 1 Corinthians 3:18-23