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Our Essential Beliefs

Through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, Cornerstone Baptist Church of Sarasota is dedicated to making Christ known to all and leading believers to spiritual maturity.  Join our congregation by attending our weekly worship services or Bible study sessions.  As a church, we affirm the Baptist Faith and Message of 2000 which can be found here.

We affirm Sola Scriptura.  The Bible is both sufficient and the final authority in the lives of His followers. The Scriptures teach that we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ by His work in His life, death, and resurrection. We are committed to the glory of God by being disciples and making disciples we take seriously the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.

We are gladly a part of the Southern Baptist Convention, The Gospel Coalition, 9Marks, and The Southern Baptist Convention of Florida.

About Us

Welcome to Cornerstone Baptist Church of Sarasota, affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and the Florida Baptist Convention. Our mission is to know Christ intimately and to make Him known to others. If you desire to know God better, to study, and to apply His Word to your life, then join us in fellowship. You will find hearts seeking and desiring to minister the truth about God. If you are looking for a place to use your spiritual gifts (Romans 12:4-8) and talents for the glory of God, you will find your place of service alongside us at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida.

Learn More About Our Pastor

Encouraging Others to Live Out Their Faith

Our intention and expectation is for each individual in our congregation to be a disciple of Jesus Christ in both word and deed, because of our love for Him. At Cornerstone Baptist Church of Sarasota, Florida, we believe the members of our church are to have a living faith. Indeed we are saved by faith alone (Romans 5:1), but not by a faith that is alone (James 2:14-26). Review all of our essential beliefs today.

Christ said we would be known by our love for one another (John 13:35), and by our obedience (John 14:15; Matthew 24:42-51), so we want to be a loving church. We want to equip Christians for the work of ministry; defending and faithfully living in loving obedience to His Word throughout the world. Our church is a place where people can expect to hear the full counsel  of God and growth in their intimate relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

Meet Our Pastor

Pastor Paul Taylor and Family

Paul Taylor is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where he received his Master of Divinity in Church Planting in 1997. He is married to Sheila Taylor. The couple has three children: Kristen McNellie, Lydia Taylor, and Jonathan Taylor; and three grandchildren.

Pastor Paul has served as our pastor since 2003. He came to Cornerstone Baptist Church as pastor after serving for five years as the pastor of Warwick Baptist Church in Newport News, Virginia. The son of an Air Force pilot, he has lived in several states and overseas. He has served with the International Mission Board in both Kenya and in North Africa. He has over 20 years of senior pastor experience and plans on many more.

Pastor Paul speaks Arabic and loves to read, play golf, and is a motorcycle enthusiast. His favorite verse is John 17:3, "This is eternal life that they may you know the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent."