About Us

Welcome Video by Pastor Bill Walden

Cornerstone Fellowship Napa is a Calvary Chapel church, and is affiliated with the Calvary Chapel Association. We emphasize Bible study, worship and fellowship. We are casual in our services, but we are very deliberate about following God and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and loving each other.

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What We Believe

Each Calvary Chapel is formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ with the supreme desire to know Christ and to be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe that the only true basis of Christian unity and fellowship is the love of God – which is greater than any differences we possess.

We Hold To…
The inerrancy of Scripture and understand it to be the Word of God.

The classic understanding that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death in our place and that through His shed blood we receive the forgiveness of sins, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.

The fact that sinful man’s only hope of redemption is through the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed on the cross.

The present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling we are enabled to follow Jesus.

The resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved, unto a resurrection of life or a resurrection of judgment.

The spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

The present day continuation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Simplicity in church government, rather than a complex bureaucracy.

The any-moment rapture of the church before the time of tribulation laid out in Revelation.

The verse by verse teaching of the Word of God in such a way that it leads toward spiritual maturity.


Additionally, We Believe…

Is Jesus God? – Yes! Why is that important? Because He said He was God, and if He is not then He lied and cannot be our Savior (see John 10:30; John 4:25-26).  

How are we saved, and how can we have assurance of our salvation? We realize that we are a sinner and our only hope is through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. We believe in Him and His work on our behalf and through faith in Him we are saved. The scriptures teach in 1 John 5:11-12 that God has given us eternal life through Jesus. He who has Jesus, has eternal life (John 3:16; Acts 16:31; Acts 10:43; Ephesians 22:8-10). 

Is the Bible God’s Inspired Word? – Yes! We believe that what the original authors wrote is the inspired word of God and it is authoritative and sufficient for our lives today (2 Peter 1:21; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).

Water Baptism – Water baptism is an outward symbol of an inward change. We do it because Jesus commanded it. Baptism is not necessary in order to be saved, but it is a public demonstration of a person’s confession of Jesus as Savior. Baptism is symbolic of dying to the old self and being raised again to newness in Christ (Romans 6:3-4; Matthew 28: 19-20; Mark 1:9-11). 

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts – In Acts 1:8, Jesus said that believers would receive the Holy Spirit and power from Him to be witnesses. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit can be received at the time of salvation or as a separate experience. It is given to empower the believer to be a witness of Jesus. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are for today’s believer and are in operation to edify the body. 1 Corinthians 12 outlines the specifics of the gifts and how they are to function within the body. (Also see Acts 8:14-17; Acts 10:44-47; Romans 12:3-8). 

Trials and Sickness – Are all healed? We may have trials and sickness in our lives in order to test our faith, in order to draw us closer to God, and/or to teach us to trust and love Him in spite of our circumstances. God heals according to His will and for His glory (see Job; James 1:2-4; 1 Peter 4:12-19; Hebrews 1135-40). 

When will the rapture of the church occur? – We feel that the rapture of the church will take place before the Great Tribulation (Revelation 3:10; 1 Thessalonians 5:9). 

Who can be saved? – Anyone can put their trust in Jesus Christ for salvation. Consider the following verses; “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life: (John 3:16); “For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved: (see Romans 10:9-13); “He is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come (an act of the will) to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).