John Onwuchekwa

Cornerstone Church, Georgia
Lead Church Planter
Atlanta Georgia
Cornerstone Church
July 23

About My Family

John has been married to his beautiful bride, Shawndra, since 2007. A native of Houston, Texas, John was born into a Nigerian home where the gospel was cherished deeply and modeled excellently. After graduating from Baylor University, he studied at Dallas Theological Seminary.

He moved to Atlanta in 2009 with a group of 25 people to help plant Blueprint Church. After serving as a teaching pastor for six years, he joined a core group from Blueprint who had been laying the gospel groundwork in the historic West End. In 2015, they planted Cornerstone Church. They are eager to see the hope of the gospel restore a sense of family, dignity and hope to their neighborhood through their local church of ordinary people.

In 2017, John and Shawndra became the proud parents of Ava Lael.

About My Church Plant

Late in the summer of 2015, a group of 25 families and individuals moved to the west side of Atlanta and planted Cornerstone Church to serve and love the West End communities and to offer the hope of the gospel. Cornerstone Church is now a family of more than 300 members who are committed to the spiritual and physical restoration of the West End and to Christ-centered discipleship and care for one another.

Our mission is to display the greatness of Jesus through the everyday lives of His people. We long to be part of seeing the restoration of a sense of family, dignity and hope in the West End of Atlanta.

NAMB Church Planting

Millions in North America are in desperate need of hope. Ultimately, the only hope that’s going to last - in this life and the next - is the hope of the gospel. North American missionaries build relationships and share this hope in their communities and beyond.


Pray that we would be bold in our evangelism as we find ourselves in a community with diverse faith commitments. Pray that God would knit our hearts together as a family. Pray for wisdom as how to best address the complex ethnic and socio-ecomonic problems in our community.


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