About Us

About Us

Cornerstone Church is a community of believers who love Rolleston and the greater Selwyn district!

On a Sunday you will find Cornerstone located at the heart of Selwyn, in the Rolleston Community Centre. Led by Pastor Andre Powell and his wife Hannah since the beginning of 2017.

Andre and Hannah who are in their early thirties carry a vibrant unique vision for Cornerstone and its role to play in God establishing his kingdom in the district.

Cornerstone has had multiple name changes throughout the years, but has existed in Rolleston since the early 2000’s.

Today, we are a growing inter-generational church that reflects the growing yet diverse community that is making up Rolleston!

We are a Pentecostal church who belong to the Acts Churches of New Zealand. Cornerstone complements the district with an authentic relaxed, friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

We believe strongly that people make up the church! With that, the ‘church’ happens every day! Alongside a typical Sunday service, we have small groups, events, practices and other meetings almost every day of the week.

We believe in the transformative power of Jesus! We love to partner with God in what he is doing in our community. We do this practically with a community based ministry called Impact, and regular street praying through Rolleston. In addition to regular events like pamper days, community days and other community focused events.

Cornerstones mission is to see community transformation through the impact of understanding our identity in Christ and bringing Salt and Light into our workplaces, schools and homes.

We are a family. Come and be a part of what God is doing in this community through Cornerstone!

What we believe

In a nutshell, we believe in the Trinity, the redemptive acts of Christ on the cross, Water Baptism, Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the ascension ministry gifts.


The one true and living God who eternally exists in three persons in unity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The Divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scripture.

The original perfection of creation; the inherent corruptness of humanity through the Fall; the necessity of repentance and regeneration by grace and through faith in Christ alone, and the eternal separation from God of the finally unrepentant.

The virgin Birth, sinless life, atoning death, triumphant Resurrection, ascension and continuing intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ, His Second Coming, and eternal Kingdom reign.

The justification and sanctification of believers through the finished work of Christ, their security as they remain in Him, and their future resurrection in an incorruptible body.

The Sacrament of Baptism by immersion, and of the Lord’s Supper.

The baptism of the Holy Spirit for believers with supernatural signs, empowering the Church for its mission in the world.

The gifts of the Holy Spirit for the building up of the Church and ministry to the world.

Christ’s leadership of the Church through the ascension ministries of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers for the unity, maturity, and growth of the Church.

The privilege and responsibility of wise stewardship of all that God has given, including the practice of tithing to the local church.