Cornerstone North Raleigh is an evangelistic outreach ministry of Cornerstone Christian Community Church of Oxford, North Carolina. The ministry began operating in 2011 and is a part of the overall vision of Bishop J. Phillip Betts to reach the world for Jesus Christ.

Services are currently held on Tuesday’s night at the Comfort Suites Hotel in North Raleigh. Cornerstone North Raleigh Tuesday night services are intentionally designed to be nontraditional: consisting of a time of intercessory prayer, praise and worship, bible teaching and small group discussions. The ministry is also positioned to provide evangelistic outreach and counseling to those in need of a spiritual, emotional or physical healing.

Service Times
Tuesday nights from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm



   

The Scriptures: The Inspired, in fallible, revealed
word of God. (1st Tim. 3:16-17)

One True God: A triune being, Father, Son and
Holy Spirit (Duet. 6:4; Mark 12:29)

The Salvation of Man: The shed blood of
Jesus Christ, Grace through faith, believing
in the heart that God raised Jesus from the
dead, and confessing that with the mouth wil
result in man’s Salvation.
(Romans 10:9-10; Eph. 2:8)

The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit:
(Acts 1&2)

The Lake of Fire:
(Rev. 19:20; 10:10-15)

The Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ:
(Rev. 19:11-16; Rev. 20:1-7)

★The Church: The body of Christ, the home of God through the Spirit. Each believer
born of God’s Spirit is an integral part of the general assembly and the church of the
first born which is written in heaven. (Eph. 1:22; 2:19-22)
    Pastor Barbara Ramsey (Bio)

Pastor Barbara serves along with husband Pastor Ben as lead pastor of Cornerstone North Raleigh and assistant pastor of Cornerstone Christian Community Church of Oxford, North Carolina. Additionally, Pastor Barbara is Director of Student Affairs and Administrative Services for Northeastern Regional Bible College (NRBC). In this role, she is responsible for planning and coordinating student activities, maintaining students’ financial records and advising students on their financial status with the college.

Pastor Barbara is a noted for teaching the word of God with simplicity and clarity. She is committed to strengthening the church by helping to build strong marriages and families.

In addition to her work in the ministry, Pastor Barbara teaches 2nd grade in the Wake County Public Schools in Raleigh, North Carolina. Pastor Barbara holds a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. She is currently completing a Master’s degree in Christian Counseling.


Pastor Ben Ramsey (Bio)

Pastor Ben serves as lead pastor of Cornerstone North Raleigh and assistant pastor of Cornerstone Christian Community Church of Oxford, North Carolina. He also serves as Executive Director of Northeastern Regional Bible College (NRBC). In this role, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the College and serves as a member of the faculty.

Pastor Ben is committed to teaching and preaching the word of God uncompromisingly, but with relevancy for day-to-day living. His greatest desire is to see people fulfill their God ordained purpose in life.

In addition to his work in the ministry, Pastor Ben is founder and president of GLM Management Consulting Group, LLC, an organization that provides human resource and business development services to public sector organizations and small businesses. He is also an adjunct professor in the School of Business Administration at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina.

Pastor Ben holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from North Carolina A&T State University; and, a certificate in Marriage Counseling from the Center of Biblical Counseling in Forest, Virginia. Pastor Ben has completed the Kaiser Permanente’s Executive Management Program through Stanford University at Stanford, California. He has also completed course work toward a Master of Arts in Ministry from Central Christian University in Wynne, Arkansas.

 

Pastors Ben and Barbara Ramsey serve as lead pastors of Cornerstone North Raleigh. They are members of Cornerstone Christian Community Church of Oxford, North Carolina where, for over 16 years, they have served in many capacities including overseeing the Family Assistance Ministry; the couples’ ministry; the singles ministry; and, the adult Sunday school program. They currently serve as assistant pastors of Cornerstone Christian Community Church.

Pastors Ben and Barbara are committed to strengthening the Christian Church through their teaching. Married since 1978, they have learned and grown both as a couple and as Christians. They have used their experience to counsel singles and couples on a variety of personal, relational and marital issues. One of their greatest desires is to see people operate in the fullness of God’s purpose, promises and expectations for their life.

Pastors Ben and Barbara live in Raleigh, North Carolina and are the proud parents of five daughters; Brandi, Beverly, Brittany, Benita and Batrice.

 


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Four Things You Need to Know

1. God Loves You!

The Bible says in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (NIV) God loves you more than you can ever imagine.

2. The Bad News

All of us have done, said or even thought things that are wrong.  These bad things are called sin.  Our sins have separated us from God.

The Bible says in Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” God is perfect and holy, and the penalty or wages of our sin is separation from God forever. The Bible says in Romans 6:23 “The wages of sin is death.”

If you have a job you hopefully also receive a wage or payment for your work. The same goes with our sin.  The Bible says that the penalty or wage for our sin is death or separation from God.

The Good News happened over 2,000 years ago and can change your life today.

3. The Good News

God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins.

Jesus is the Son of God. He lived a perfect, sinless life and then died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins.  In Romans 5:8 the Bible says “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (NIV)

Jesus rose from the dead and now He lives in Heaven with God His Father. He offers us the gift of eternal life — of living forever with Him in heaven if we trust Him as our Lord and Savior.  The Bible says in Romans 6:23 “…the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”  Eternal life in heaven is a free gift.  Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by Me.”

God reaches out in love to you now and wants you to be His child. “As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe on His name.” You can choose to ask Jesus Christ to forgive your sins and come in to your life as your Lord and Savior.

4. Trust the Lord Jesus Christ

If you want to trust the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, you can accept Him as your Savior and Lord by praying the following prayer:

"Dear God, I come to You as a sinner. I believe what Your word says in Romans chapter 10 and verse 9 that if I confess with my mouth, that Jesus is Lord and believe in my heart that on the third day You raised Him from the dead, I will be saved. I do confess Jesus as Savior and Lord. I do believe that He died on the cross for my sins and for the sins of the world. I believe that on the third day, You raised Him from the grave. Now He sits on your right hand interceding for me and for all who will confess Him and believe on Him. I repent of my sins and receive Jesus as my Saviour and Lord. I receive the free gift of salvation by faith. Thank You God for saving me. In Jesus name, Amen.

The Bible says in Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you prayed just prayed the prayer above and you were truly sincere about what you just said, then you are now saved. Nothing spectacular may have happened to you as you prayed and you may not feel any different from the way you felt two minutes before you prayed. But make no mistake, you are saved. Don't let anyone or (even you) convince you otherwise. Now you have the opportunity to live a victorious life here on earth; and, when you leave this life, heaven will be your home.

We would like to hear from you whether you prayed the above prayer or not. Send us an email at:  info@cornerstoneraleigh.org so that we can talk with you and pray with you. We will also like to send you some basic material that will help you begin your walk with Christ.