Pastor Jim Franklin is the Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church, in downtown Fresno. Originally from Oklahoma, Pastor Jim and his wife Cyndi have served the Fresno Community for over 26 years. Pastor Franklin has been in ministry as a Youth Pastor, Evangelist and Pastor for over 36 years.
Since 1993 Pastor Jim Franklin has served as senior pastor of Cornerstone Church. Under Pastor Franklin’s leadership, the church has grown to a weekly attendance of over 2000 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 is also a conservative talk show host. His show “Jim Franklin LIVE’’ is heard on KMJ, KNZR Bakersfield, Talk Radio 1680 KGED and guest host on the Steve Sanchez Show a National Radio Program.
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 Pastor Jim Franklin, our motto, for 26 years, has been “Bringing Our City Back to God”. That is done through the outreaches in our community, the Performing Arts presentations, radio, the teaching ministry and through a variety of weekly class opportunities.