About us

Cornerstone Baptist Church of Germantown is a new church plant in the Mid-South. Because of Christ's finished work on the cross, we recognize that we have been purchased by His life, and now we exist for His glory. Therefore, we pursue two main things: Great Commandment Relationships & Great Commission Responsibility.

When we say, "Great Commandment Relationships," we mean that we love the Lord with all that we are and with all that we have. Jesus Christ is preeminent in all things (Col. 1:18). It also means that we allow Christ to love others through us (Matt. 22:37-40).

 

When we say, "Great Commission Responsibility," we recognize that we are responsible for our stewardship of the gospel (Matt. 28:18-20). As a result, we want those around us to know of their need of a Savior and of God’s provision though Jesus Christ. We actively encourage and equip our people to graciously engage those around them with the Good News of the gospel.

We are a cooperating Southern Baptist Church and agree with the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message.

our pastor:
our Worship Leader:
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John Charping, Ph.D

Cornerstone Baptist Church of Germantown is a new church plant in the Mid-South. Because of Christ's finished work on the cross, we recognize that we have been purchased by His life, and now we exist for His glory. Therefore, we pursue two main things: Great Commandment Relationships & Great Commission Responsibility.

When we say, "Great Commandment Relationships," we mean that we love the Lord with all that we are and with all that we have. Jesus Christ is preeminent in all things (Col. 1:18). It also means that we allow Christ to love others through us (Matt. 22:37-40).

 

When we say, "Great Commission Responsibility," we recognize that we are responsible for our stewardship of the gospel (Matt. 28:18-20). As a result, we want those around us to know of their need of a Savior and of God’s provision though Jesus Christ. We actively encourage and equip our people to graciously engage those around them with the Good News of the gospel.

We are a cooperating Southern Baptist Church and agree with the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message.

our pastor:
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John Charping, Ph.D

Pastor John has been married to his lovely wife, Stephanie, since 1998. They have four children: Rebekah, Hudson, Zane, & Ian. 

 

Previously, he served the Lord equipping pastors, church planters, and church leaders in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Western Canada. He has also worked with various churches in MS, GA, & SC.

He has written various articles regarding church planting and evangelism. His latest book, Foundations in Christ, is a discipleship guide for grounding new believers in Christ.

our Worship Leader:
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Garrett Addington

Garrett is a recent graduate from the University of Memphis where he successfully completed a degree in Vocal Performance.

 

Before joining CBC, he was an active member of Germantown Baptist Church where he served as an intern in the Worship Arts department and sang as part of the worship choir. He is also an avid composer and has had pieces commissioned for various events in and around the Memphis area.

 

He is engaged to his wonderful fiancé and best friend, Lexi.