Church History
      Cornerstone Bible Church was founded in the summer of 1971 when two graduates from Dallas Theological Seminary —Tim Crater and Doug McIntosh —came to Atlanta to begin a ministry together. Their efforts began by team-teaching a home Bible study in northwest Atlanta. Later that summer, they added another Bible study. Out of the two studies, CBC was born.

      The congregation originally planned to establish itself in the north central section of metro Atlanta. God had other ideas, however, as the congregation grew mostly out of the Tucker and Decatur areas. The basement of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Dorsey of Tucker served as the first regular meeting place. After these facilities were quickly outgrown, the church moved to Midvale Elementary School in Tucker, the location it was to occupy for five years.

      During 1973, the first official board was formed and the church became incorporated. As the congregation grew, it attracted a sizeable group of people from the Dunwoody area, who eventually expressed a desire to have a church in their vicinity. Hence, our first daughter congregation began meeting together as Dunwoody Community Church on March 17, 1974, with Tim Crater as pastor. CBC has since had a hand in establishing five additional churches in the Southeast.

      The church moved to Dekalb College in the fall of 1977, then in 1983 to Juliette Road in Stone Mountain, a location it was to occupy for almost 17 years. In the fall of 1999, the church sold its Juliette Road property and began holding services in temporary quarters at Parkview High School in Lilburn. On July 1, 2000, we changed our name from Stone Mountain Community Church to Cornerstone Bible Church. In November 2002, we moved into our current facility after purchasing and renovating the property.