About us

Our History

Cornerstone Church of Escondido was born when two congregations merged to form one house of worship in 1992. The first service of CCE was held on April 1st of that year. The name, Cornerstone, was chosen based on the words of the Apostle Peter found in 1 Peter 2:4-6 (ESV):


"As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 

you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer

spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am

laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”

Because Cornerstone was brought about by the merging of two congregations, the church leaders envisioned a place where a diversity of individual believers in Jesus (living stones) from either church or neither church, would be built up together into one unified spiritual house with Christ Jesus as the chosen and precious Cornerstone.


Those who currently worship at Cornerstone have inherited this marvelous legacy of unity and diversity as we gather weekly to offer our spiritual sacrifices of praise to God through Christ.


We welcome you to join us as we seek to love God, each other, and our community here in Escondido!

our pastor

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David McMartin,
Interim Pastor

With over 41 years of Pastorship, David McMartin comes to us as an interim to help us as we seek God's direction for the next Pastor of Cornerstone Church of Escondido.

our elders

The Elders at CCE are elected by our congregation based on the requirements set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:5-9. Each member of the team takes seriously Peter's admonition in 1 Peter 5:2-3 to:


Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because

you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest

gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples

to the flock.