For over forty years God has been writing a story here at Iowa State University that we believe is both unique and awe-inspiring, yet far from completion. Originally a ministry of Grand Avenue Baptist Church, the Baptist Student Union (our name until 1986) took shape and grew under the faithful leadership of Jack Owens.

In 1994, fueled by a passion for reaching the next generation, the leadership of The Salt Company planted a new church, Cornerstone Church, with 24 community members and 200 college students. In the following years, both the church and TSC thrived under the waterfall of God's blessing.

On average, 13-1400 students attend our weekly large group gathering. They are using their gifts as a part of the body of Christ to expand the work of God, and lives are being transformed. We are seeing God not only continue to awe us with His goodness, but leaving us crying out for more and more. God's work over the past four decades has been mighty, but it is far from done.

Do it again, God! Do it again!

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? 

It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 

Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works

and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."

MATTHEW 5:13-16