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OUR BELIEFS


The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the revealed will of God. (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21)
There is one true God who has revealed himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the creator of heaven and earth and the redeemer of mankind. (1 John 5:7; Genesis 1:1; Rom. 5:12-17)
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God as evidenced by his virgin birth, his sinless life, his miracles, and his substitutionary work on the cross, his bodily resurrection from the dead, and his exaltation to the right hand of God. (1 Cor. 15:3-4; 1 Pet. 2:18-24 and John 3:16)
Man was created in the image of God. By voluntary transgression, sin entered into the world causing man’s separation from God, with his only hope of redemption in Jesus Christ.(Gen. 1:26; Rom. 5:12-17)
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the substitutionary work of Christ on the cross. This salvation is evidenced by the witness of the Holy Spirit and a life of righteousness and true holiness. (John 3:3; John 3:16; Rom. 3:21-26; Heb. 10:15; 2 Cor. 5:17; 2 Tim. 2:21)
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a free gift from God, promised to every believer and received subsequent to the New Birth. This experience is accompanied by the evidence of speaking with other tongues as the Holy Spirit gives utterance. (Matt. 3:11; Acts 1:8, Acts 2:4, 38-39; Acts 19:1-6)
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; that they are saved unto the resurrection of life; and that they are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:24,John 5:28-29)
WHAT KIND OF CHURCH IS DESTINY?
Destiny Church is a non-denominational Full Gospel Church focusing on loving God and loving People. Our goal is to impact Cullman and the surrounding areas with the message of Jesus Christ. We encourage the individuals and families that attend Destiny to grow in faith and discover God’s plan for their lives. Our services include contemporary praise and worship, the teaching of God’s Word, and the opportunity for people to be ministered to, as well. Periodically, we have drama presentations and special speakers.

WHAT ABOUT PARKING, SEATING AND DRESS?

Our parking attendants will help you find parking, greet you at your car, help you if needed, and answer any questions you may have. You will also find greeters at the doors to welcome you with a smile and assist you if needed.

As far as seating, feel free to sit anywhere you like. If you need assistance, you can ask one of our ushers for help.

Our members and guest come dressed in everything from suits and ties to blue jeans and t-shirts. Therefore, you will fit in just the way you are.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING FOR CHILDREN OR TEENS?

Nursery care is available at all of our services for children 6 weeks old to 4 years old. On Sunday morning, your older children can experience Destiny Kids. Destiny Kids is an exciting children’s service for ages 5 through the 5th grade.

At 11 am Sunday Mornings, your teens can experience Destiny Students. Destiny Students is a thriving ministry for students 6th grade and up.

DESTINY CHURCH IS A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WHO WILL LOVE YOU AND HELP YOU DISCOVER YOUR DESTINY. WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL VISIT ONE OF OUR SERVICES SOON.

OUR  MISSION

 

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” NIV
The Lord has given us a mandate to proclaim this message of hope to you and to help you discover His specific plan for your life. Of course, that plan starts with salvation, but it does not stop there.

The Bible teaches that God desires to totally transform your life ( see Rom 12:2). Transformation means change. The change begins in your mind as you study God’s Word. The atmosphere in your home changes as you begin to live in God’s peace. Your life changes as you begin to be led by the Spirit of God.

The total transformation of your life occurs as you become connected to God. There is also great power in becoming connected to other people. That is a very large part of God’s plan for your life.

We are praying you will discover God’s destiny for your life.

Blessings,

Fred and Janice Rivers

OUR LEADERS

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Fred and Janice Rivers

Fred Rivers and his wife, Janice, co-pastor Destiny Church in Cullman, Alabama. After Fred surrendered to the Lord, he felt to move to Tulsa, Oklahoma to attend Oral Roberts University where he received a   Master of Divinity Degree.

While living in Tulsa he taught at Victory Bible Institute and he and Janice together worked on staff at Victory Christian Center serving under Pastors Billy Joe and Sharon Daugherty.

Email: pastorfred@edestiny.org  

Twitter: @FredRRivers


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John and Amanda Bullard

John and Amanda Bullard serve as pastors for Destiny Kids Children’s Ministry. They became active in ministry as teenagers. They served in various areas of helps ministry including nursery, children’s ministry, worship, and youth. They both served on staff at Alabama Bible Church in
Blountsville, AL for over 4 years after graduating high school. They have been married over 14 years and have 3 children, Austin is 11, Olivia is 9, and Addison is about to turn 5. They have been leaders in facilitating events such as small groups, marriage retreats, and Encounter weekends. They feel especially passionate about family as the fundamental building block in the church and in our society. They believe children today need strong leadership devoted not only to teaching them they have a purpose, but equipping them and propelling them to achieve it.

Email: kids@edestiny.org

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Alisa Thompson

Alisa has been involved with the worship team at Destiny Church for 8+ years. Before becoming the worship pastor, Alisa played the drums, taught worship to children, and led the youth drama team. She has written several songs and the Holy Spirit is inspiring new lyrics and music in her all the time. Besides worship, which is her favorite thing to do, Alisa loves to spend time with her family and attend her children’s sporting events.

Alisa is married to Greg Thompson and has three children- Garrett, Zane, and Emma Grace.

Email: destinyrising@edestiny.org


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Jeff and Melinda Waddell

Jeff and Melinda graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in 1990 and were married the next day.  For the last 26+ years, they have served God and the church through ministering to the family in several capacities.  As children’s pastors in different churches through the years, they networked with parents and teens to facilitate ministry.   As youth pastors at Destiny, they serve with an ever-growing team of diverse, passionate volunteers to connect today’s students to a real, relevant, and relational Jesus. As new member pastors, they facilitate Destiny Fast Track, a ministry team designed to help believers progress from attending church to finding their destiny through connecting with a small group and Team Destiny.  

Email: students@edestiny.org

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Stephanie Carroll

Stephanie leads our creative team. She is married to Matthew Carroll. They both currently serve on the worship team.

E-mail: stephanie@edestiny.org

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Lori Guess

Lori is our Foundation Station Nursery Director.  She has served in nursery ministry for many years.  Lori is married to Ken Guess.  They have three children-Dylan, Patience, and Aubrey.

Email: nursery@edestiny.org

Service Times

Worship –9 am & 11 am
Destiny Kids (K-5th Grade)-9 am & 11 am
Destiny Students (6th-12th Grade) -11 am