Michael Willard, Senior Pastor



wiilard2Pastor Willard grew up in a pastor's home in northwest Illinois.  He trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of ten. Later that year, he surrendered to serve the Lord in full-time ministry.

Upon graduating from Bible college, Pastor Willard and his wife, Stephanie, travelled to Christian schools and churches challenging young people to surrender their lives to the Lord. After three years of full-time travel, they settled in Pensacola, Florida where Pastor Willard served as the youth pastor of the Campus Church for six years.

In January of 2016, Michael and Stephanie submitted to the Lord's call to move on from their ministry in Pensacola. God led them to accept the call to Cornerstone Independent Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina where Pastor Willard was installed as the senior pastor on July 24, 2016.

Michael and Stephanie have two daughters.

Ronnie Peacock, Youth Director



peacock_151widthlPastor Peacock grew up in Rocky Mount and graduated from a local Christian school in 1981.  He earned a B.A. in Radio and Television at Bob Jones University in 1985 and worked in Christian radio for several years.

He married his wife Darolyn in 1986 and the Peacocks have four children: Courtney, Casey, Caitlin, and Calvin.  The Peacocks have been involved in youth ministry for over twenty years.  Pastor Peacock became Youth Director at Cornerstone when the church was founded in 1999.  He loves working with children, especially teenagers.  The Peacocks have developed a teen discipleship and leadership program at Cornerstone and have seen many teens grow in their walk with the Lord over the years.

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Our Location

Cornerstone Independent Baptist Church
1481 Beechwood Dr. Rocky Mount, NC  27803
From Hwy 301

At River's Edge Shopping center, Shell station on corner, at Harbour West Dr, turn right from north or left from south.  Follow West Mount Drive 1.6 miles to Beechwood, turn right, church is on the right.

From I-95 South
From I95 North
From Hwy 64

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