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Join us for a conversation with Gary Hamrick, Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Chapel,  Leesburg, VA.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 12 p.m. (ET)

Dial 667-776-9181 (no code needed)

Psalm 139:13-14 says, “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.”

If I believe in God, if I believe that He is the Creator of all things, if I believe that He knows everything and has all power, I cannot believe that He makes mistakes!

So, where does the idea that I must have been born in the wrong body come from? We hear so much today that you might have been born a boy, but you are really a girl inside or vice versa. The only way that I can buy that idea is if I toss God out of the question. I am apparently a biological accident!

The Apostle Paul tells us in Romans 1:21 that it is “because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.” When I reject God, I can believe anything!

We not only have our public schools indoctrinating our children with this blasphemy, but we have public libraries and civic organizations parading “drag queens” in front of innocent young people as if this is just another form of family entertainment.

As Christians, what should we be doing in response to this? We need to call it out for sure! But how else should we respond? If I believe that the Bible is God’s revelation of Himself to His creation, then I must respond Biblically. I can’t just attack blindly or sit back and allow it to continue unchallenged.

Pastor Gary Hamrick has been in full-time ministry since 1987 when he first served as a youth pastor to high school teens. Then in 1991, he began pastoring Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, VA when all 18 charter members asked him to become the first pastor of this new, start-up church. Today, Cornerstone is the church home to several thousand weekly worshipers, and it is Pastor Gary’s desire to equip them through the teaching of God’s Word, relating the truth of the Bible to everyday life in practical, relevant, and often humorous ways.

Gary received Christ as his personal Lord and Savior when he was in high school and soon thereafter wrestled with a “call” into the ministry. He initially denied that calling and instead pursued a communications degree at American University with aspirations of becoming a broadcast journalist. However, after his sophomore year in college, he surrendered to that calling on his life, changed schools, completed a Bachelor of Biblical Studies, and was ordained by Pastor Chuck Smith (The Jesus Revolution) and the Calvary Chapel Association.

Pastor Gary has been married to Terri since 1987 and they have three grown children (who also serve in ministry) and six grandchildren, with a seventh on the way. Terri volunteers as the Director of Women’s Ministry leading weekly Bible studies and prayer meetings with the women of Cornerstone.

Pastoring in the shadow of the Nation’s Capital has allowed Pastor Gary on different occasions to meet and pray with Cabinet Secretaries, Supreme Court Justices, members of Congress, and the Israeli Ambassador. Pastor Gary is on the Advisory Board for The Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. He also serves as the Chief Chaplain for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (the largest Sheriff’s Office in Virginia with 600 sworn deputies and 200 civilian personnel). His radio broadcast “Cornerstone Connection” can be heard weekdays across the country in 27 states and the District of Columbia.

Pastor Gary is an avid news “junkie” and enjoys fishing, camping, playing sports, woodworking, umpiring high school baseball, and especially spending time with his family.

Please join us for this stimulating and informative conversation.


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