Cornerstone United Methodist Church is a community seeking to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, love one another and serve all our neighbors in the heart of Oklahoma City, OK all for the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ, our core mission. In June of 2013, two long-standing United Methodist churches merged (Ridgecrest UMC and May Avenue UMC) to become Cornerstone. Cornerstone is part of the Heartland District of The Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Reverend John Punni
Reverend John Punni became the newest Cornerstone pastor on June 23rd, 2019.
Reverend Punni, the son of a pastor and school principal, is from Liberia and has
been in the United States since 1994. He has three sons (John III, Stephen, and
Asher), one adopted daughter (Ramonita Banks), three grandkids, and three
adopted grandkids. He has served as a pastor, district superintendent in the
Liberian Annual Conference, and certified counselor. He completed his graduate
studies at Oral Roberts University and is an ordained member of the Oklahoma
His gifts include preaching, evangelism, pastoral care, and community organization
with experience in urban settings. He has a particular call to help people in their
pain, loss, illness, disappointment, and grief to find healing and wholeness through
the work of the Holy Spirit.