FINDING PURPOSE

Our Story

We gave in and asked God, “What can we do to make a difference?”

In the beginning of 2007, Steven and Shannon Morgan began to drive down the streets of downtown Columbia, asking God,“What can we do to make a difference?” Knowing that there were so many great churches already established in middle Tennessee, there was still a great awareness that there were still many broken hearts and broken lives that were yet to be reached. With tears in their eyes, they began to pray and ask God to use them to make a difference. And that’s just what God did and is doing! What began in spring of 2007, as a dream in the hearts of Steven and Shannon, and the homes of just a handful of people, now resonates in the hearts and lives of hundreds of people.

Destiny Church quickly moved from a home, to a building in historic downtown Columbia, one block from the town square. Destiny Church is excited about what God is doing and welcomes all people seeking to find their Savior, their Purpose, and their Destiny.

We hope to meet you at one of our weekend experiences!

Leadership

Steven Morgan
Lead Pastor
Jennifer Spencer
Worship Pastor
Michael & Erin Baker
Children’s Pastors
Steven & Charity Davenport
Life Group Pastors
Hunter Graham
Youth Pastor

What We Believe

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God

The one true God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe and the Savior of all mankind. He eternally exists in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (the “Trinity”). These Three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1, 26-27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:13

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Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and God the Son. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people for all time by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory at the right hand of the Father and will return again to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords.

Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:13-15; Titus 2:13

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Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God, and is co-equal with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation, and provides the believer with power for living, the understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift(s) to do ministry. The Bible teaches a “baptism in the Holy Spirit”, whose purpose is empowering the believer for evangelism. As Christians, we seek to live under the daily loving guidance of the Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians. 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8, 2:1-4; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18

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Holy Bible

The Bible is God’s Word. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit (“inspiration”). It is the supreme source of truth for Christian belief and lifestyle. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without error.

2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; Psalm 12:6,19:7-11, 119:9-16, 105, 160; Proverbs 30:5

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Humanity

People are the supreme object of God’s creation, and are created in His image. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”— which caused mankind to fall from innocence and goodness, and brings physical and spiritual death. This attitude separates people from God, and is the root cause for the problems and suffering in our lives.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1-2; Romans 3:23

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Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift which we must receive to enter into relationship with Him. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works or religious effort. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins when a person, by repentance and faith,believes and receives Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The evidence of this new relationship with Christ is a lifestyle of full devotion to the Lord…thus: we believe, we belong, we behave, we become.

Luke 22-24; Romans 5:1, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12, 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; 1 John 5:13

The Bible also teaches that “divine healing” from physical illness is provided for in Christ’s death on the Cross, and is the privilege of all believers.

Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16

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Church

Salvation is God’s free gift which we must receive to enter into relationship with Him. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works or religious effort. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins when a person, by repentance and faith,believes and receives Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The evidence of this new relationship with Christ is a lifestyle of full devotion to the Lord…thus: we believe, we belong, we behave, we become.

Luke 22-24; Romans 5:1, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12, 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; 1 John 5:13

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Eternity

People were created to live forever. We will either exist eternally with God in heaven, or eternally separated from God in hell. The Lord Jesus will one day return for His church in a great event called the RAPTURE (or “The Blessed Hope”). This will be followed by the visible return of the Lord with His saints in the SECOND COMING OF CHRIST to reign on the earth for 1000 years (MILLENNIAL REIGN), which will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace. There will be a FINAL JUDGMENT of both the saved and the lost, and the creation of A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH.

John 3:16, 14:17; Romans 6:23, 8:17-18; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9; 15:51-52; 2 Corinthians 5:10;Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Peter 3:11-13; Revelation 1:7, 19:11-15, 20:1-6, 11-15