Jon Odom, Lead Pastor
Jon Odom is a lifelong Tulsan. He graduated from Metro Christian Academy (’04), Oral Roberts University (BA in English Bible, ’08) and Asbury Theological Seminary (Masters of Divinity, ’15). He and his wife Emily were high school sweethearts and dated long-distance through college. Upon finishing undergraduate studies, Jon and Emily got married and moved to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to serve as missionaries. In 2010, Jon joined the staff at Asbury UMC in south Tulsa, focusing on young adults. Jon and Emily are parents to Libby, Sam and Gideon. In early 2017, Pastor Tom Harrison and Asbury’s leadership decided to send Jon to midtown with a small launch team to start a new church to help reach new people for Christ.Jon and Emily were motivated to launch Cornerstone Church not because Tulsa had a shortage of churches, but out of a recognition that there are endless needs for new energy cycles in church communities. Jon freely admits that Cornerstone Church is not up to anything new— we’re actually up to something quite old. We’re cultivating a community shaped by the gospel for the renewal of all things.
Read the Tulsa World article on the launch of Cornerstone Church HERE.
Todd Craig, Executive Pastor
Todd Craig was born and raised in Tulsa. He attended Jenks East Elementary and Middle School before graduating high school from Holland Hall in 1994. He graduated Oklahoma Baptist University in 1998 before completing his Masters Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. Todd met his wife Stephenie while growing up in the student ministry at Asbury UMC but didn’t start dating for another 10 years. They married in 2001 and have three boys. Ethan was born in 2005. Caleb was born in 2008. And Will was born in 2012. The entire Craig family is excited to be a part of the growth of Cornerstone Church.
Danae Castle, Children's Director
Danae Castle is a pastor's daughter from Arkansas. She graduated from Siloam Springs High school in 2004 and then John Brown University in 2008 with a degree in Family and Human Services with an emphasis in Children and Family Ministries. One week after college graduation she married Doug Castle; the boy from Tulsa she had met at summer camp when she was just 14. Danae has worked on staff in the children's ministry at the Church at Battle Creek and has most recently been on the weekday childcare team at Redeemer Covenant Church. Doug and Danae also served as resident staff at the camp and retreat center New Life Ranch for four years before coming back to Tulsa in 2015. They have attended Asbury United Methodist Church for the past 3 years and look forward to many years of ministry at Cornerstone! Doug and Danae have three children, Henry, Jack and Adeline.
Ben and Noelle Kilgore, Worship Leaders
Ben and Noelle Kilgore’s paths crossed over 10 years ago in Tulsa at the introduction of a mutual friend. Ben grew up right here and graduated from Union High School in 1996. He went on to study Business at Oklahoma Baptist University. Ben would eventually leave college to pursue music full time. Noelle grew up in the panhandle of Texas and made her way to ORU where she graduated in 2003. Some of their earliest dating experiences centered around listening to old Dennis Jernigan worship songs together. Their mutual affection for the presence of God drew them together and they’ve been attempting to lead people into His presence ever since. They led together here in Tulsa at Sanctuary and Asbury’s Venue PM before they moved to Gilbert, AZ to lead worship at Mission Community Church for almost 3 years. Two years ago, the Kilgore’s moved back to Tulsa to raise their family in the place they call home. The past two years, Ben has traveled almost every weekend leading worship at both Mission Community Church and Willow Community Church. Ben and Noelle have adopted two beautiful kids, Pierce and Rosie, and they are adopting another little boy soon. The Kilgore’s are passionate about the local church and are excited to see the community of Cornerstone unfold.
Nina Kazarian, Coordinator of Community and Communications
Nina was born in Vidin, Bulgaria, but has spent most of her life in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Jenks High School, then went on to study Professional Writing and Linguistics, receiving her degree in 2018. Nina has loved working in ministry since she was little, and to be at Cornerstone is a dream come true. Nina is passionate about the family of God, shedding light on who Jesus is, and loving people.