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ABOUT US

OUR HISTORY

The Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church had its beginnings as Hickory Hill Baptist Church (Hickory Hill Colored Baptist Church as reflected in the 1903 deed). The name Hickory Hill was chosen because of the large hickory tree that stood near the church. Hickory Hill was first located on Greene Street, near what was once the site of the old 5th Street Fire Station. The church was in an area considered downtown Greenville. Rev. Ruffin Carrol was the first pastor, and worship services were held the third Sunday of each month.

In 1903, under the pastorate of Rev. G.W. Bucklum, the church moved to Clark Street, near the northwest corner of 14th Street, in the "New Town" area of Greenville. At that time, Charles Henryham, Edward Carr, and Ted Jenkins were appointed as Deacons; and Violet Henryham, Harriet Jackson, and Sarah Dudley were appointed as Deaconnesses.

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OUR MISSION

We are a HOUSE OF PRAYER Led by the Spirit, Called by God to fulfill Christ's Commission and Will Through  WORSHIP, EQUIPPING, AND DISCIPLING Edifying and Equipping The Body of Christ Through Wholistic Ministries.

MEET OUR PASTOR 

Dr. Stephen Greene Howard

Senior Minister

MEET OUR STAFF 

ADMIN

STAFF

SIS. MIA ELEY

Minister of Pastoral Services

Community Engagement & 

Pastoral Support

BRO. MAURICE JORDAN

BRO. MARVIN HARDY

Facilities Manager

BRO. CHESTER HICKS

Sexton Assistant

SIS. JOYCE HANSLEY

Sexton Assistant &

Office Assistant 

BRO. ANDRE ROBERSON

Sexton Assistant

SIS. DARYLN WHITE

Office Assistant & Receptionist

SIS. DORIS TYSON

Office Assistant & Receptionist

SIS. OPHELIA THOMAS

Office Assistant Receptionist

SIS. BONNIE PERKINS

Office Assistant & Receptionist

MUSIC MINISTRY STAFF

BRO. BRIAN NEWTON

Percussionist

MINISTERIAL

STAFF

MINISTER

ANTHONY JOYNER

Minister of Music & Worship Arts

SIS.GLORIA HINES

Organist/Pianist

BRO. MICHAEL JOHNSON 

Worship Leader 

SIS. MARIEKA HARRISON

Worship Leader

MIN. EZEKIEL TAYLOR 

Minister of Media & Intergenerational Ministries

REV. CAROLYN

FLEMING-DOCKERY 

Minister of Enrichment

& Empowerment

REV. ROMEO GARCIA, JR

Minister of Christian Education

REV. JAMES TYSON

Minister of Prayer & Intercession

BOOKSTORE

STAFF

MIN. STEVE BILLINGSLEA

Minister of Health & Nutrition

DR. JAN NEWELL-BYRD

Minister of Seniors

SIS. DENESE TYSON

Bookstore Manager

SIS. SANDRA PIERCE

Bookstore Clerk

SIS. RUTH RANDOLPH

Bookstore Clerk

SIS. GLORIA WATSON

Bookstore Clerk

CORNERSTONE

MEDICAL 

ACADEMY

CORNERSTONE

CHRISTIAN

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

CENTER

DR. GARRIE MOORE

Executive Director

DEACONESS 

DOROTHY JORDAN

Child Care Development Center

Chair of Board of Directors

WHOLISTIC 

HOUSING 

BRO. CHARLES PIERCE

Housing Manager