Cornerstone Church in San Diego has become one of the most prominent second-generation Hispanic megachurches.
The congregation seeks to minister to those from “hood to the highrise,” with its members ranging from successful lawyers to excons. Pastor Sergio De La Mora founded the church with seven others in 1998 and since then Cornerstone has attracted a multi-ethnic mix. De La Mora attributes the church’s success among second-generation Latinos to its willingness to address family dysfunctions and relational issues that are not attended to by “traditional religion.”
The congregation follows a three-pyramid formula based on compelling music, reflecting the sound of the top radio stations in its community, complete with multimedia effects; a system that follows up on attendees “from curb to conversion;” and strong small group ministry.
(Source: Leadership Network Advance,March 12).