About Rev. WM. Dwight McKissic, Sr.
Rev. WM. Dwight McKissic, Sr. is founder and Senior Pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas. Pastor McKissic began the church in 1983, in a small garage with fifteen members, a vision and God’s divine favor. The church is blessed now with a weekly attendance averaging over 1000 each Sunday.
Rev McKissic was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1956. He is a 1978 graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
He is the author of three books: Beyond Roots: In search of Blacks in the Bible, Beyond Roots II, if Anybody Asks You Who I Am, and Moving From Fear to Faith. He has been cited in numerous publications and articles.
Reverend McKissic is President of Heritage and Hope Inc., an organization with the mission of equipping men and women to be successful in their relationship with God, their families, calling and careers. He is also founder of the Cornerstone Academy, a Christian school established under the direction of the Cornerstone Baptist Church with the goal of building champions for Christ. He is a former Trustee of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He has received numerous honors from both Christian and civic organizations and a honorary Doctorate Degree: Doctorate of Humane Letters from Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock, Arkansas.
He and his wife, Vera, have four children and eleven grandchildren. Rev. McKissic and Vera reside in Arlington, Texas.