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California - Fresno



Cornerstone Church is a multi-ethnic congregation located in the heart of downtown Fresno, with over sixty ministry outlets to reach our community for Christ, educate believers in "knowing the Word" as well as "doing the Word". Under the leadership of Senior Pastors Jim & Cyndi Franklin, our motto, for more than twenty years, has been "Bringing Our City Back To God". We do that through the outreaches in our community, the Performing Arts presentations, a weekly television and radio program, the teaching ministry and through a variety of weekly class opportunities.

Here is what sets Cornerstone Church apart:

  • Multi-Cultural 
  • Multi-Generational 
  • Community Outreach & Evangelism oriented
  • Urban setting 
  • Church is located in the middle of down town Fresno in a 1920's Historic theater

Visionary Leadership


Jim Franklin

Pastors Jim and Cyndi Franklin are the Senior Pastors of Cornerstone Church, in downtown Fresno.   Originally from Oklahoma, they have served the Fresno Community for over 20 years.  The Franklins have been in ministry together as Youth Pastors, Evangelists and Pastors for over 30 years. 

Since 1993 Pastor’s Jim and Cyndi Franklin have served as senior pastor of Cornerstone Church. Under Pastor Franklin’s leadership the church has grown to a weekly attendance of over 2500 attendees. Pastor Franklin is the founder of Cornerstone Community Care a nonprofit organization that has reached out and provided thousands of backpacks and back-to-school supplies to area underprivileged children through Project Student Aid. Cornerstone Community Care partners with local schools to help at-risk youth. He is the founder of Feeding Fresno an outreach that has provided literally tons of food to needy families over the years.

Jim not only leads a church, but he also a conservative talk show host.  His show “Jim Franklin LIVE is heard on KMJ’s 50,000 watt station, all over Central California and many coastal area cities.  He is also a managing partner/owner of the Central Valley’s Conservative Talk Radio KGED 1680AM THE ANSWER.

While Pastor Jim Franklin is a well-known Pastor, Pastor Cyndi Franklin stands right beside him as an advocate for change.  She heads up the Women’s Ministry, the Marriage Ministry and the Music Ministry for Cornerstone Church.   She is licensed with the Assemblies of God denomination.   Her ministry duties at Cornerstone include organizing women’s conferences and retreats; conducting marriage seminars and classes, leading various Bible studies, sharing in the pulpit ministry, and leading the music through corporate and choir worship.  Though she is willing to perform whatever ministries are needed, her primary focus is in the gifting of music that God has given her.

Evangelism has always been the focus of the Franklin’s ministry. They have been blessed with various opportunities to travel and minister both together and individually. Their focus is to do whatever they can in spreading the gospel by inspiring and encouraging other leaders of the faith. The Franklin’s have been known for taking a strong political stand against issues that challenge their biblical Christian Morals and values.

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Cornerstone Church
1545 Fulton St. 
Fresno, CA 93721
United States

Phone: (559) 442-0122
Launch Date: Fall 2016