About CornerstoneAt Cornerstone, our overall reason for existence is to bring Glory to God. We want people’s estimation of God to go up as a result of our presence in East Durham. In addition to this overarching objective, the leadership has developed a five-fold directive for accomplishing what we believe God has placed us here to do.
- We need to grow in the faith.
- We need to deliberately seek the unsaved for salvation.
- We need to minister to our community.
- We need to serve one another.
- We need to train workers to carry on the ministry.
About Our Pastor
Pastor Murray Mayfield was born in Denver, grew up in the South, moved to New York in 1989, and has almost lost all of his Southern drawl. After serving for 10 years at Clermont Bible Church in Livingston, NY, he and his family moved to Greene County where he became pastor of the Greenville Center Baptist Church. He still serves at this church in addition to pastoring Cornerstone.
Murray has been at Cornerstone since January of 2006. He is happily married to Nancy, and they have five wonderful children. His daughter Julie Ann is married to Tim Horner, a captain and pilot in the US Marine Corps. Joshua and Kyle have both graduated from college, Heather will be a Junior in college this fall, and Daniel will be a Freshman. As a bi-vocational pastor, he owns a painting/drywall/customized wall coatings business. He loves restoration work and has thoroughly enjoyed restoring the late 1800’s home he lives in.
Murray is a graduate of Bob Jones University, where he did both graduate as well as undergraduate work, and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary where he did his Seminary training. His greatest joy in ministry is the systematic exposition of the Scriptures. Next to that comes his love of teaching and burden for education in the local church, which is reflected in the classes offered each Sunday evening throughout the course of the school year. Cornerstone is currently offering six classes which can be explored elsewhere on this web page.
When he isn’t involved in church work, he enjoys outdoor activity - everything from gardening (especially garlic and asparagus) to camping to making maple syrup to playing with his 6' crosscut saw. He is counting down the days until he becomes a grandfather, and is eagerly awaiting what God is going to do in Greene County over the next 20 years.