Cornerstone Peaceful Bible Baptist Church is the merger of two churches
- Cornerstone Baptist Church and Peaceful Bible Baptist Church in
1987. After the passing of the late Rev. Fred Porter of the Peaceful
Bible Baptist Church, the two congregations came together under
the leadership of Pastors Daniel and Sabrina Mangrum. Its history
has been dominated by rapid growth and the need to accommodate this
growth with larger facilities. Initially, the church services were
held in Capitol Heights, MD at the old Peaceful Bible Baptist Church
location. Almost immediately the church grew from less than 100
to over 300 members in one year. A new facility was built in Hyattsville,
MD to accommodate the growth of the congregation. However, in several
years we realized that this facility was not large enough for the
growing ministry. As a result, five acres of land were purchased
in Upper Marlboro and the Hyattsville church was sold.
two years, Cornerstone held their services at Gwynn Park High School
while the new facility was being completed. In April 1997, Cornerstone
moved into their new 22,000 square feet facility on Crain Highway
in Upper Marlboro. In 2002, the Excellence Christian School (ECS)
opened on this site with forty students serving K-5 to sixth grade.
The school grew to serve over 160 students in the school year 2007-2008.
a result of an increase in our church and school population, in
1990 we purchased 21 acres on Frank Tippett Road to accommodate
a larger church/school facility. In addition, another seven acres
were purchased adjacent to this property three years later. Construction
began in April 2007. The first phase of this facility was completed
in September 2008. This new 66,000 square feet facility will house
the church and the school until the second phase is completed.
the church membership has grown to over 3500 members and the school's
enrollment (K-4 through ninth grades) is over 200 students. The
church has two locations, one on the five acres on Crain Highway
and the new facility on 28 acres on Frank Tippett Road. The ministry
has a popular television program which reaches over two million
viewers. Pastors Daniel and Sabrina Mangrum preside over an energetic,
fervent worship experience held each Sunday at 7:30am and 11:00am.
This is a ministry that has come a long way in a very short time.
Cornerstone Peaceful Bible Baptist Church has a rich history which
promises to give way to an optimistic future.
GOD BE THE GLORY