A SPIRIT-FILLED, GOSPEL-CENTRED, REFORMED CHURCH. LOVING JESUS AND PROCLAIMING HIS GOODNESS
WHO WE ARE
We’d love for you to come and visit with us one Sunday or reach out to connect with us in someway, but in the meantime, maybe it will help to find out a little more about us.
There are two journeys that God orchestrated into what is now Cornerstone Church in Bath. Malcolm, Megan and their children had been living in South Africa and leading a Church in Benoni, near Johannesburg. After establishing a vibrant and lively church in Benoni, they began to feel God speak to them about returning to their homeland, and serving him here. They began to seek opportunities to plant a Church and were praying for a group of people to plant with and established leaders.
At the same time, Gospel Collective Church, in Bath, was enjoying zoom services during the lockdown months of Covid when Dan and Suzie Romer, who started and were leading GCC, felt God encourage them to return to the USA. They began to seek God about who could now lead the Church, that they loved and had invested so much into.
God was at work and answered both prayers together, and so in 2022 Cornerstone Bath was born.
“The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone” (1 Peter 2:7)
Christianity is the belief that God came to earth to save, redeem and restore us to relationship with him. We can know God and be known by Him! Jesus is the centre of all we are as a church, both personally and corporately. He is precious to us. He is the King of all things and so we build our lives upon him. We love that our name is one of His names; it reminds us to be all about him.
“you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house” (1 Peter 2:5)
Each one of us is called to be a living stone, each with the life of God himself dwelling in and among us. We eagerly desire the wells of living water, springing up from within us that Jesus promised in John’s Gospel. God the Holy Spirit is the source of this life and we seek him and his gifts every day and especially when we meet together.
“you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession....” (1 Peter 2:9a)
The Church is loved by Jesus. The Bible describes the Church as the bride of Christ. Nothing on earth is more precious to Him. We love the Church, the people of God. We want to see the Church established and built up so she may declare the excellencies of God to the people around us.
On that note, we love Bath. It’s a beautiful City with amazing architecture reflecting its culture and history. The City boasts two amazing Universities, and it manages to shape sport, culture and the arts throughout the country. Wonderfully we know God loves Bath and we’re so happy to be here. We want to work hard for the good of Bath, to love the people of Bath and serve the place that God has called us to live in.
“…that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light” (1 Peter 2:9b)
We want to be built up, encouraged and full of life. We also want to proclaim the excellencies of God. One of the main gifts to the Church is the Bible, God’s word. It’s life giving, challenging and it declares the excellencies of God. We value the Bible greatly and proclaim it that we might know His marvellous light.
MALC & MEGS
Malc and Megs moved from Brighton to Johannesburg in 2008 with their young family and ended up planting and leading Godfirst Church East Rand.
In Jan 2020 they returned to the UK with their three children as they felt God speak to them about serving Him here. They love Bath and are excited to see all that God will do in the years ahead.
JOSH & KATHERINE
Josh and Katherine live in Odd Down with their two lovely kids, James and Emma. They moved to Bath shortly after they were married and have loved getting to know people and building their lives here.
JON & JACKY
Jon and Jacky originate from Rwanda and have an amazing story of God's miraculous grace [ask them]. They live in Weston, Bath with their beautiful young daughters Joanna and Jessica.
NIGEL & JANITA
Nigel served administratively alongside Terry Virgo and the Newfrontiers family of churches for over 30 years. He's passionate about helping people who are poor or in need. Janita loves being with people and is a warrior in prayer.