Cornerstone International Christian Church of La Puente was founded in December of 1988 by Pastor Paul T. Lacanilao, a compassionate leader and people gatherer. After leaving his previous career at ABC media network in the Philippines, Pastor Paul decided to follow the Lord's leading to America and pastored a church in Los Angeles. After several years, Pastor Paul had scoped the property at 1130 California Avenue in La Puente and as a result, he and his wife Josie obediently followed the Lord serving as Cornerstone's Senior Pastor. CICC first laid its roots with but a few members with a vision to be a church focused on the equipping and sending out of missionaries and church planters. Now, more than 30 years later, CICC has supported and sent out more than 50 missionaries serving all over the globe, with 9 daughter churches in California and 3 overseas in the Philippines. It is our desire to continue being faithful to God's calling for us to bring the message of the gospel to the ends of the Earth.
Pastor Paul served the Lord faithfully at CICC for over 27 years. He retired on July 2016 . He was succeeded by Pastor Carlos Peña on March 2017.