Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)

Location & Services
 

50 Beach Dr., Destin, FL 32541; Mail: PO Box 1862, Destin, FL 32540 Email: drob9944@aol.com      (850)654-7133

Sunday School, 9:30 AM; Worship Service, 10:30 AM; Youth Group, 5 PM
(Communion Held Monthly on 1st Sunday,
Fellowship Dinner on 3rd Sunday Following Services) 

Men's Monday Prayer Group, 7:30 AM
Wednesday Evening Meal & Bible Study, 6:00 PM

Christ For Russia


 

Since 1999, Pastor Roberts has made 16 trips to Russia, visiting Moscow, Voronezh, St. Petersburg, Tambov, Rostov-na-Dony, Nizhni Novgorod and Kazan. He has taken teams with him and has taught in seminaries in Moscow and Kazan. He has preached in all of the cities where he has visited, except St. Petersburg.
Russia has been a lifelong interest of Pastor Roberts and the Lord providentially opened the doors for him to visit there. Initially, he was invited by a Pentecostal church in Voronezh to come there and preach. But he had a desire to work in building up the Reformed faith in Russia. On his second trip to Russia, he met some Korean Presbyterian missionaries who had several mission churches scattered throughout western Russia. Several years later, he made contact with Russian pastors who were interested in starting an indigenous Russian Reformed denomination. Pastor Roberts suggested to them a course of action in which they would hold a pastor's conference and invite every pastor they knew who would be interested in the possibility of a Russian reformed denomination. This conference met on December 11-12, 2008 with 32 people in attendance. At the end of the conference, there was a resolution to start a new denomination which would be called the Evangelical Reformed Church of Russia (ERCR). This denomination has grown from 4 churches in 2008 to 15 churches in 2010. At present, they are working diligently to gain possession of three church buildings in St. Petersburg and one church building in Moscow which were formerly owned by German, Swiss or French Reformed denominations before the rise of Bolshevism in 1917. 
In September 9-11, 2009, Pastor Roberts led a "Calvin 500" Conference in Moscow. Other speakers were Pastor Win Groseclose, Dr. George Hutchinson, Pastor Valerian Ten and several other speakers from Russia and the Netherlands. The ERCR has now entered into fraternal relations with the Dutch Reformed Church (Liberated) of Holland and hopes to establish fraternal relationships with other evangelical reformed and Presbyterian denominations throughout the world. 
The focus of Pastor Roberts' mission work in Russia is two-fold: pastor training and seminary education. Russia was open to foreign missionaries for a short-time, but has now greatly restricted their wok. Western missionaries must now leave the country every 90 days and reapply for a religious visa. This restriction makes the work of building up the indigenous church even more important. Pastor Roberts has taken several people with him on these mission trips to Russia and is always looking for pastors or elders who are willing to serve. 
If you are interested in a mission trip to Russia, please contact him for further information.

The 2018 Russia Pastors Conference will be held in St. Petersburg on September 11-13th. The theme of the conference will be "The Doctrine of the Covenant." The speakers will be Dr. Anthony (Tony) Lane of the London School of Theology; Rev. Geoffrey Thomas, retired pastor at Alfred Place Baptist Church in Aberystwyth, Wales; Dr. Al Baker of Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship, and Dr. Dewey Roberts, pastor at Cornerstone Presbyterian.

Since 1999, Pastor Roberts has made 26 trips to Russia, visiting Moscow, Voronezh, St. Petersburg, Tambov, Rostov-na-Dony, Nizhni Novgorod and Kazan. He has taken teams with him and has taught in seminaries in Moscow and Kazan.

Russia has been a lifelong interest of Pastor Roberts and the Lord providentially opened the doors for him to visit there. Initially, he was invited by a Pentecostal church in Voronezh to come and preach, but he had a desire to work in building up the Reformed faith in Russia. On his second trip to Russia, he met some Korean Presbyterian missionaries who had several mission churches scattered throughout western Russia. Several years later, he made contact with Russian pastors who were interested in starting an indigenous Russian Reformed denomination. Pastor Roberts suggested to them a course of action in which they would hold a pastor's conference and invite every pastor they knew who would be interested in the possibility of a Russian reformed denomination. This conference met on December 11-12, 2008 with 32 people in attendance. At the end of the conference, there was a resolution to start a new denomination which would be called the Evangelical Reformed Church of Russia (ERCR). This denomination has grown from 4 churches in 2008 to 15 churches in 2010. At present, the ERCR is working diligently to become officially registered with the Russian government. The greatest challenge for the future of the ERCR is seminary education since the Russian government greatly restricts seminary education within that country. A plan has been formulated to send Presbyterian and Reformed ministerial students to the Baltic Reformed Theological Seminary in Riga, Latvia to receive their theological training.

The focus of Pastor Roberts' mission work in Russia is two-fold: pastor training and seminary education. Russia was open to foreign missionaries for a short time, but has now greatly restricted their work. Western missionaries must now leave the country every 90 days and reapply for a religious visa. This restriction makes the work of building up the indigenous church even more important.

These conference are supported wholly by the contributions of God's people. It takes $12-15,000 for each conference. If you would like to support this cause, you may contribute by sending your check or money order to: Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, PO Box 1862, Destin, FL 32540 and earmark it for: "Russian Pastors Conference."