About Our Church

Who We Are At The Cornerstone Believers Church


The Cornerstone Church Magodo Lagos is a vibrant, non-ethnic growing Christian church based in Magodo, Lagos, Nigeria.

Our church, based in Magodo, Lagos, Nigeria, was birthed when Pastor Emmanuel and Claudine Okonkwo came to Lagos from their London base in 2010 with a vision of “wholistic” discipleship with an emphasis on seeing the lost come to the knowledge of Christ and establishing them as disciples of Christ and good citizens of the country.

As a result of the Okonkwo’s obeying the call of God [Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature], revival has broken out in our area. The church is experiencing amazing growth in attendance.


In 2016 , the Cornerstone church Magodo started with a desire to see people fulfill God’s calling for their lives in the various ministries available for Christian believers according to God’s word and personal calling [Romans 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another].

This includes taking the Gospel outside the four walls of the church, touching neighboring cities, and nations beyond.
We strongly believe in the pattern that was laid out to the early believers, of renewing lives, raising ministries, and releasing destinies.

The various discipleship, bible study groups, and outreach ministries – all have the purpose of building up and strengthening the body of Christ, presenting the church as an unblemished bride, for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Our Mission is from Matthew 28:18 which has a 3 fold emphasis:
1). Renewing lives
2). Raising Ministries
3). Releasing Destinies

Core Values

Core Values:-
C – Courageous
O – Original
R – Radical
N – New Birth
E – Enlargement
R- Relationship
S – Service
T – Transformational
O – Oneness
N – Nurturing
E – Excellence

– Women’s fellowship
– Men’s fellowship
– Youth fellowship
– Single’s fellowship


• Outreach & Evangelism
• Choir
• Ushers
• Protocol Logistics
• Royal Marshals
• Ambience
• Transportation
• Teens
• Preteens
• Children
• Media Crew
• Dancers (TED)
• Prayer Department
• Sound & Technical
• Assimilation
• Facility Managers



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Pastor Emmanuel Okonkwo Senior Pastor

Pastor Emmanuel Okonkwo is a Networking Engineering Alumni of the University of East London. He spent several years working in the city of London in the Financial services sector as a software Engineer until he received God’s call into full time ministry.

Pastor Emmanuel is a teacher of God’s Word, an Avid Scholar, a Leadership Coach, a Public Speaker, a Creative Thinker, Innovator and Senior Pastor of The Cornerstone Church Magodo, Lagos

He is the President of ICON Foundation, an inner city mission. He is also the presenter of prayer for healing , a healing program on WFM 91.7

He is married to Claudine Okonkwo and they are blessed with four wonderful children.

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Claudine Okonkwo First Lady
John Kennedy Church Administrator
Harri Mordi Pastor in Charge of Workforce
Mike Ayanwu Pastor in Charge of Discipleship
Olabode Patrick Pastor in Charge of Outreach & Evang.
Obed Odion Pastor in Charge of Prayer
Igwe Emmanuel H. O. D of Worship Dept.
John Kennedy H. O. D of Usher Dept.
Chidinma Ahaji H. O. D of Assimilation Dept.
Desola Airewele H. O. D of Children Dept.
Ekamma Turan H. O. D of Ambience Dept.