Our vision at Destiny is just what our name says “Family of Faith”. It is our hope that you will be at home here. We desire, through the living word of God, that families will become healthier and Christ centered. If you don’t have a family, you will when you come to Destiny. Most importantly it is our Vision to take Jesus to the lost in our community and see lives be transformed by the Grace of God!
What We Believe
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, divinely inspired, that it contains no errors and has been recorded by God for us. It is our instruction manual and authority for the church and that we have no right to even consider changing it or straying from it. We must follow all of its commands or none of it is beneficial to our faith.
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.
We believe that marriage is sacred and was given as a precious covenant between one man and one woman. God’s word plainly says that we should be fruitful and increase in number and to fill the earth. Man will be united with his wife and become one. We will not stray from God’s Word concerning this matter.
We believe in the Trinity. We believe that God exists in three persons. We believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God as the Holy Spirit. These three are one God. We believe that God created everything for his purpose and it is in Him that it all holds together. God is all knowing, all powerful and forever present.
1 John 5
We believe that God so loved the world that He sent His Son Jesus as Savior of the world because we all have sinned. We believe that Jesus was born of a virgin and lead a sinless life, therefore being the only one capable of paying for man’s sin. Jesus truly was God and man, He was crucified for our sins and was raised by the Holy Spirit from death and sits at the Father’s right hand interceding for man and being the head of His Church. We believe that Christ will one day, soon, return for His Church and we believers will rule and reign with Him.
We believe that man must believe in his heart and confess with his mouth that Jesus is Lord, he was dead, buried and resurrected the third day. We believe that nothing can save us but our faith in Jesus. Repenting and trusting in Christ alone is key in our Christian faith.
We believe the church is responsible to worship Jesus Christ, build up the body of believers, to baptize all who know Jesus as Lord, to evangelize the lost and to minister God’s Grace through Christ Jesus. We will commune together until Jesus returns and help those in need to the best of our ability.
How We Started
Destiny started as a Bible Study in the Kendallville Public Library. The study grew and the Lord called Pastor to plant a church. Gracious Christians offered a store front in the Cornerstone Plaza rent free. For four years this was home to Destiny Family of Faith. Steady growth led Pastor Mike to a vision of purchasing the old IGA store in Kendallville. His vision meant restoring an eye sore in the community. Destiny was able to purchase the building debt-free and remodeled the church themselves. This newly remodeled building is meant to be a place the whole community can come and be in God’s House! There was talk of removing the weather vane on the church and Pastor chose to let it remain. It is Destiny’s hope that God will bring people from the North, South, East and West to be in a relationship with a Living God!!
Meet the Pastors
Pastor Mike and Karen are life long residents of Noble County. It is their desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus in their own community. They have a heart to see people that have been hurt by a church before find a Home church again. They also have a heart for healthy Christ centered families and marriages. They have five children and sixteen grandchildren. Pastor Mike preaches the true word of God word for word. God has done miracles in their lives and they wanna see him do miracles in yours too!