Cornerstone United Methodist Church is a community that cares for, accepts, and inspires people to grow in faith and become disciples of Jesus Christ.
The vision of Cornerstone is to see people saved, healed, set free, discipled, empowered, serving, and making disciples.
On Pentecost in 2013, two long-standing United Methodist churches (May Avenue and Ridgecrest) merged 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 is the pastor of Cornerstone.
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 and district superintendent in the
Liberian Annual Conference, and is a 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.