Ministry of the Month – Cornerstone Church of Walker, MN

The most common question asked about the church; “What kind of church is Cornerstone?”

The simplest answer . . .We are Bible preaching, Independent, non-denominational, quite Pentecostal, hand-clapping, flag waving, enthusiastic and growing ‘ekklesia’ in the North Woods of Minnesota.”  If everyone showed up for church on the very same Sunday during the cold winter months, we would see about 75 people. Of course our attendance grows in the summer when our summer people head for the lake, summer cabins, and their ‘summer’ church, which would be US!

A bit of background: While Pastor Dawn was ministering on one of her many times in Africa in 2007, the Holy Spirit spoke to her about this tiny church, giving her a vision of HIS plan & purpose for the struggling church, about to close it’s doors.

Shortening a much longer story, in June of 2008, Dawn became the Pastor and spiritual leader of this remnant of hungry people. Many hours in prayer, seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit, researching, reading, studying and contacting others with Apostolic Gifting, has born fruit in the turning of what appeared to be a ‘sinking ship.’ The dismantling of the ‘old’ and the building of the ‘new,’ that Dawn called, “Future Focus,” ultimately rebuilt the entire Governmental structure of the church. The last for a new and fresh look was the new identity & name change to Cornerstone Church.

God has continued to move in powerful ways and in January 2011 we purchased the approximately 22,000 sq. ft. building in which we had been renting part of the available space. Our current sanctuary seats 100+, plus an unfinished warehouse at the rear of the building for a future sanctuary that will accommodate approximately 300.

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   Pastor Dawn’s passion is to equip the Body of Christ to grow to maturity in Christ likeness, enabling the body to fulfill God’s call on their lives, wherever the Spirit leads.

With that vision before us, we started the Walker Campus of the C.L.I.M.B. Bible School (Christian Leadership Institute of Minnesota & Beyond) in October of 2012, with 23 students, representing three churches in our area! Our Winter session has grown to 27 students.

During the winter months we have Wednesday night services with a light fellowship meal, worship and teaching. When you come to the North Woods, stop in and join us, we’d love to see you!

Pastor Dawn travels internationally, teaching/preaching at Crusades, Leadership Conferences and other Christian Venues.



6500 Highway #371 – (218)547-2804

Pastor Dawn Lundgren, MDiv

Ephesians 2:17-20