The Cornerstone Ministry Center is the home of
Children's Bible Ministries of SWPA began in 1970 when Mrs. Reba Miller saw a need for sound biblical instruction in our local schools. This was the genesis of the Released Time Bible Program in SWPA. It has blossomed into a ministry that services 19 schools in Greene, Fayette, and Washington counties. As a reward for memory work, attendance, and other behaviors the students could earn discounts towards summer camp held at local camps that were rented for a week.
In February 2008, we received the call that we had been praying about for years. God, through Consol Energy Corp. gave us a 30 acre property for our very own camp. This property, through many countless hours of work by volunteers from all over the country has become the Cornerstone Ministry Center that we all know and love today. Our first campers walked through the doors in 2010 and we have been blessed to see the number of children on the property grow from year to year.
On February 8, 2016 Judy Virgili, Exe. Director for the past 25 years, signed the deed to our property that had been given to CBM 8 years before. With the signed deed we were given the go ahead to add power lines to the mobile home that will be used for staff housing. Cornerstone is now in the midst of securing a loan to purchase a 2 bedroom house at the end of our drive way which will also be used for staff housing. Praise the Lord with us for God's goodness to CBM of SWPA.
CBM of SWPA is one of the area ministries of Children's Bible Ministries. Children's Bible Ministries was founded in Florida in 1935 and has grown to currently have 13 Area Ministries in 8 states. Our missions teaches God's Word through the ministry of the 3 C's. Bible CLASSES, CORRESPONDENCE LESSONS, and summer CAMP.
Our National headquarters is located in Townsend, TN (near Gatlinburg).
Go to www.childrensbiblemininstries.net to learn more about our mission.
2017 Camp Dates
Day Camp June 12-16
Teen Week June 25-June 30
Back packing weekend July 6-9
Elementary 1 July 9-14
Elementary 2 July 16-21
Day Camp July 31-August 4
Applications for Summer Camp will be available on the summer camp section of the website by the first of the year!
New Online Giving Website!
We are excited to announce that we are now set up to receive donations through a website called www.continuetogive.com. This site allows you to set up recurring or one time donations from your checking account or debit/credit cards. A receipt will be given for every donations.
Simply log on to the websites below to support either our ministry or our missionaries.
Cathy Garber www.continuetogive.com/cathygarber
Judy Virgili www.continuetogive.com/judyvirgili