Since joining Cornerstone, my relationship with God has transformed in ways I wouldn’t have expected. As a child, my family and I were very connected with our local church. We attended weekly services and holiday events, and enjoyed the fellowship with other members of the church. I was raised in a Christian household and grew up knowing that Christ is our Savior. Even then, I didn’t understand that having faith in Jesus extends beyond the teachings of my parents. It wasn’t until college that I knew I needed to make the decision for myself.

I was introduced to Cornerstone in August of my freshman year. After taking a student survey, I was invited to my first Sunday service. Shortly after connecting with fellow students and campus ministers, I joined a weekly Bible study. It was then that I learned about the meaning of my relationship with Christ, and realized that I never personally accepted Him into my life. I was saved in October of 2018.

This powerful moment in my life started my walk with God. I was baptized in water. By my second semester, I became a member. Welcoming this spiritual relationship into my life guided me through my new and unfamiliar college experience. With the encouragement of my spiritual family, I learned how to balance my academic priorities, always putting God first. My decision to accept Christ into my life will continue to reveal the purpose He has for me.