We Live, We Love,
We Serve

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.

Our Mission

We are a House of Prayer Led by the Spirit, Called by God to fulfill
Christ's Commission and Will Through Worship, Empowerment & Discipling.
Edifying and Equipping The Body of Christ Through Wholistic Ministries.

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Stephen Greene Howard

Senior Pastor


Dr. Sonya A. Laws

Executive Minister/Administrator

Sis. Jackie McClaud

Office Assistant & Receptionist

Bro. Chester Hicks

Sexton Assistant

Bro. Marvin Hardy

Facilities Manager

Sis. Doris Tyson

Office Assistant

Sis. Joyce Hansley

Sexton Assistant

Sis. Darlyn White

Office Assistant & Receptionist

Bro. Andre Roberson

Sexton Assistant

Our Music Staff

Minister Anthony Joyner

Minister of Music & Worship Arts

Sis. Gloria Hines


Bro. Brian Newton


Bro. Fysard Starky

Bass Player

Our Ministerial Staff

Min. Steve Billingslea

Minister of Health & Nutrition

Rev. Carolyn Fleming-Dockery

Minister of Enrichment & Empowerment

Rev. Romeo Garcia, Jr.

Minister of Christian Education

Rev. Tanisha Hines-Johnson

Minister of Congregational Care

Dr. Jan Newell-Byrd

Minister of Seniors

Rev. James Tyson

Minister of Prayer & Intercession

Bookstore Staff

Sis. Margie Ward

Bookstore Clerk

Sis. Sandra Pierce

Bookstore Clerk

Sis. Ruth Randolph

Bookstore Clerk

Sis. Gloria Watson

Bookstore Clerk

Cornerstone Medical Academy

Dr. Garrie Moore

Executive Director

The Leadership Academy

Bro. Maurice Jordan


Cornerstone Christian Child Development Center

Sis. Ernestine Morris

Cornerstone Child Care
Development Center

(252) 752-4156


1095 Allen Road

Greenville, NC 27834

Admin. Office Hours:

Mon - Thur: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

​​Friday: Closed 

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