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Cornerstone Community Church

Cornerstone Community Church
Location 11 East Coast Road, The Odean-Katong, Level 2/3, Singapore 428722
Country Singapore
Denomination Independent

Cornerstone Community Church (CSCC) (Chinese: 房角石教会) is an independent, Pentecostal multi-congregational Church based in Singapore.[1] The church currently has eight services over the weekend, comprising its English, Mandarin, African, Indonesian, Filipino, Myanmar, Telugu, youth and children congregations.[2] It is committed to global missions, and has affiliate congregations in Kenya, Uganda, Myanmar, Philippines, Pakistan, Indonesia, Australia and in other parts of the world.[3] It is led by Yang Tuck Yoong, its founder and senior pastor. Cornerstone is part of a network called Zion Fellowship, under the leadership of Dr. Brian Bailey, based in Waverly, New York.


  • History 1
  • Cell Groups 2
  • Missions 3
  • Controversies 4
    • Views on homosexuality 4.1
    • Statement regarding 2008 Myanmar floods 4.2
  • References 5


Cornerstone Community Church was established in 1990 under the umbrella of the Anglican Church in Singapore, then known as "Bedok Christian Centre". On January 1, 1994, the name of the church was changed to Cornerstone Community Church to better reflect the growing diversity and ministry of the congregation, and on June 2, 1995, to further facilitate the spiritual calling of the church, it became an independent Pentecostal church. On July 16, 2000, it became officially affiliated with Zion Ministerial Fellowship Inc., a ministerial fellowship based in Waverly, New York.[4]

Cell Groups

Cell groups are a fundamental part of Cornerstone Community Church. The foundational purpose of the cells is to be a place for relational connectedness. Whether the group consists of adults, working professionals, or youths; focused on evangelism or discipleship, it is a place where the love of Christ is experienced in a most personal way; through friendship, care, encouragement and practical expressions of love and kindness. It is also a place to grow, where every believer can develop and use their God-given gifts and abilities to help others and to engage in body ministry in the most powerful way.[5]


Cornerstone Community Church believes that God has called the church to be a house of prayer for all nations and to fulfill the great commission to go and make disciples in the nations. To-date they have church plants in almost a dozen nations and a wide network of associated churches in the nations. To encourage missions involvement in the church, it launched the Cornerstone Couriers program in 2010, through which hundreds of teams from the congregation were sent out to various nations to carry the gospel message and to bring the love of God through different ways and means.[6]


Views on homosexuality

Pastor Yang came into the attention of the Singaporean public in 2004 in an article by local daily

The meeting supposedly ended with a decision to draft an immediate plan of action that every pastor and church can adopt in a battle against homosexuality. In particular, Yang called for Christians to "express their concern" to their Member of Parliament, through letters or during Meet-the-People sessions, and send their views to the Feedback Unit and write letters to the media.

In September 2003, Yang issued a feedback to Time Magazine whereby he accused the magazine of glamourizing an illegal and condemned lifestyle in an article that reviewed the gay scene in Singapore.[8] He also stated that the people of Singapore have spoken against the subject. No evidence of this claim, however, was provided in Yang's letter. Singapore's penal code 377a criminalizes the act of sodomy between two men.

On February 24, 2008, Yang gave a sermon titled "The Sin of Sodom" in which he called homosexuality an abomination. In this sermon, he argued that homosexuality is a spirit that is yet to prevail in Singapore because of official legislation, public opinion, and conscience. At the same time, he encouraged churches to stand up and oppose this "spirit," before Singapore is sent to the abyss in the same manner as Sodom. He also encouraged churches to be "bold" and "courageous," and to "take a stand." Lastly, he lamented that a church that has lost the ability to influence and lobby society would be useless.[9]

Statement regarding 2008 Myanmar floods

In May 2008, Yang commented in a letter to the online Christian portal The Christian Post that he understood the 2008 Myanmar floods, caused by Cyclone Nargis, to be the "hand of God" to teach the nations righteousness. He viewed destruction to be from the Christian God, and encouraged his readers to view it as a warning that the end is near.[10]


  1. ^ "Cornerstone". CSCC. 
  2. ^ "CSCC Congregations". CSCC. 
  3. ^ "CSCC International". CSCC. 
  4. ^ "Cornerstone Story". CSCC. 
  5. ^ "Cell Groups". CSCC. 
  6. ^ "Cornerstone International". CSCC. 
  7. ^ M, Nirmala. "Gay Backlash", The Straits Times, 2003-07-23
  8. ^ "Letters". Time. September 15, 2003. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  9. ^ "The Sin of Sodom". Cornerstone Community Church. 
  10. ^ "A Reminder of our Fragility | The Christian Post Singapore". 2008-05-20. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 

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