Quite a milestone for an iconic Brooklyn church.

The Cornerstone Baptist Church is celebrating 100 years in Bedford-Stuyvesant. 

At a tribute Sunday, speakers praised the church as a rock during turbulent times in the neighborhood back in the 70s and 80s.

Church leaders spoke of the need to embrace local history in the face of gentrification.

"We have got to double-down and say that the people who built our communities should be able to stay in our communities and not get pushed out," said Comptroller Scott Stringer.

"The church is located in Bed-Stuy, and I mean Bed-Stuy was an establishment for blacks and it still is even along with this gentrification," said Cornerstone Deacon Dennis Hinson.

Martin Luther King Junior was a guest speakers at the church back in May of 1966.