JIM & CYNDI 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 30 years. The Franklins have been in ministry together as Youth Pastors, Evangelists and Pastors for over 40 years.
Pastor Jim Franklin has been in ministry as a Youth Pastor, Evangelist and Senior Pastor for over 40 years. Pastor Franklin has served as Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church since 1993. In the 30 years, the church has grown to a weekly attendance of over 2000 attendees. Cornerstone Church is a multi-ethnic congregation located in the heart of downtown Fresno, with over 50 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 Pastor Jim Franklin, our motto, for 30 years, has been “Bringing Our City Back to God.” That is done through the outreach ministries in our community, the Performing Arts presentations, radio, teaching ministry, and a variety of weekly class opportunities.
Cyndi Franklin is Pastor Jim Franklin’s wife. She is the Worship Pastor, Women’s Ministry (W.O.W.) Leader, as well as the Marriage Ministry Leader. She holds credentials with the Assemblies of God to preach, sing, and teach, wherever there’s an opportunity. Her passion is to help people move closer to Jesus, both in a deeper worship experience and in the application of God’s Word.
SENIOR ASSociate Pastor
As Cornerstone’s Executive Pastor, Rudy Reyna serves as the right hand to Pastor Jim Franklin in overseeing more than 50 evangelistic outreach ministries. He is married to his wife, Pearl, and leads one of the largest attended, powerful Men’s Ministries in the city of Fresno: IGNITE MEN’S MINISTRY. His heart is in discipling men to know Jesus more, grow closer to Him and become a LIGHT wherever they see darkness.
Nathan Franklin serves as the Associate Pastor at Cornerstone. He leads the Young Adults in discipleship, with Bible studies for the 20 and over crowd. Nathan is the Media/Tech Director for Cornerstone, and is responsible for providing comprehensive media services for church events.
Director of Feeding Fresno
Debi DeJuarez is our Director of Feeding Fresno, which is the benevolent ministry of Cornerstone. Debi’s desire is to get and give whatever we can to those in need, and to make sure they know it’s God that made it, and the Church that gave it.
Angel Aparicio, serves as our youth pastor at Cornerstone. He leads our youth by teaching the Bible, evangelizing and helping our teenagers grow in the word of God. He also recruits and guides our adult leadership team. Angel organizes social events for our youth to facilitate deeper Christian friendships and relationships with God among our youth.
Joey Ferrer serves as the Connections Pastor at Cornerstone Church. He oversees the ushers, greeters, safety, parking and discover ministries. He also oversees the connections pathway from first-time guests through membership. Joey connects guests into the ministry of the church while guiding attendees and members to deeper levels of engagement