Who We Are

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Cornerstone United Methodist Church is a community seeking to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, love one another, and serve 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.


Pastor Chris Symes

Chris has been a pastor since 2010 and has been serving as pastor of Cornerstone since 2015. He believes his call is to preach the gospel and help people step into deeper relationship with God.¬†Away from ministry, Chris enjoys reading books, listening to music, writing, movies, watching sports, and the family walk. He is married to Ashley, and they are parents to two kids. After graduating high school from Putnam City North in Oklahoma City, Chris¬†received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in religious studies. In college, he accepted his call from God to be a pastor. He went on to get his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary, graduating in 2010. Prior to coming to Cornerstone, Chris served in two other Oklahoma United Methodist churches: Centenary in Lawton and McAlester First UMC.