A New Home for WCSG
WCSG, Cornerstone University's radio station, received a resounding affirmation from its listeners last week as 1,400 donors committed more than $1,000,000 for the ministry's new home. The 46-year-old station, presently located on East Beltline near the campus' northeast corner, will move to the campus' southeast corner located at East Beltline and Bradford Street. Two years ago, the university gave the green light for WCSG to do a major renovation to the empty church now there.
Prior to the week-long drive, WCSG had raised nearly 80% of the estimated $5.74 million needed for the initiative since the project's official launch in February 2017. Dr. Joe Stowell, president of Cornerstone, was ecstatic in response to the outcome.
"This is a blessing to our radio team who has worked for decades in substandard conditions without complaint," Stowell said. "The success underscores the effective ministry that WCSG continues to provide to thousands of listeners."
According to Chris Lemke, executive director of WCSG, the building will be completely redone inside and out, including new equipment, electrical wiring, plumbing, HVAC, furniture and a new exterior look. Groundbreaking for the building is set to begin this fall, with completion of the rebuild before the end of 2020.
"We are immeasurably grateful for the favor of God on this project since its beginning," said Lemke. "We say on the air, 'It takes a team to encourage thousands.' This past week is yet more evidence of God's rich blessing through our listening family."