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 has also purchased a small 2 bedroom home at the end of our drive way which will also be used for staff housing.