Meet Our Pastor
Rev. Johnathan Carlton Richardson is the proud pastor of Cornerstone United Methodist Church located in New Orleans East.
After high school, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Bethune-Cookman College, now Bethune-Cookman University, in Daytona Beach, Florida. In 2001, he obtained both a Masters of Divinity in Theology and a Masters of Divinity in Church Administration and Leadership from Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also an alumnus of Duke Divinity School where he obtained a Master of Theology in 2012.
He was called to preach at 12 years old. Since then he has been committed to spreading the liberating gospel of Jesus Christ in ways that speak to our day and time. He has released a CD of sermons and gospel music, Meditation Mixtape in 2010. He is a teacher, scholar, preacher and author who desires to walk with and listen to others as he and they attempt to be faithful to Jesus always guided by the Holy Spirit while calling on God the Father.
His favorite scripture is “I beseeched you therefore brothers (and sisters) by the mercy of God that you present your bodies a living sacrifice holy and acceptable to God which is your reasonable service and Be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may know the perfect will of God” (Romans 12:1-2). Rev. Richardson and his wife, Charique, have been married since 2003. They have three sons, Solomon and twin boys Silas and Julian.
The Church hasn’t failed to change, we have failed to dream, to wonder and be in awe
Rev. Jonathan Carlton Richardson