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

Our Fundamental Beliefs

Through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, Cornerstone Baptist Church of Sarasota is dedicated to making Christ known to all and leading believers to spiritual maturity.  Join our congregation by attending our weekly worship services or Bible study sessions.  As a church we affirm the Baptist Faith and Message of 2000 which can be found here: (

We affirm Sola Scriptura.  The Bible  is both sufficient and the final authority in the lives of His followers. The Scriptures teach that we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ by His work in His life, death, and resurrection. We are committed to the glory of God by being disciples and making disciples we take seriously the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.

We are gladly a part of the Southern Baptist Convention, The Gospel Coalition, 9Marks, and The Southern Baptist Convention of Florida.

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."