more than a church, we're family!
mission Destiny exists to lead you to a rich and satisfying life through a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
vision Destiny is a vast body of believers who live, love and give without limits, win people to Christ and advance God's Kingdom.
When you join the family, you will discover that life is better together. That's why we. . .
We are energized and equipped to win in life and impact our world
by doing life together and attending church regularly.
We invite people in our world to a life-changing encounter
with the love of God through Jesus Christ.
We give out of a heart of gratitude to become a part of something greater than ourselves.
We are engaged in service to our church and our world to connect people to the love of God.
We're leading you to your best life through Christ!
meet the pastors
PERRY D. JR. & Dr. Deborah Kerney, Executive PASTOR | Destiny Kids Director
Perry D. Kerney Jr. aka “Pastor Perry” has served faithfully at Destiny Family Christian Center since 1991. He is happily married to the love of his life lady Debra Kerney and has a son named Caleb. He is a graduate of Park University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology and also holds a Master’s Degree from New Mexico State University in Social Work with an emphasis in family preservation. He has expertise in government, non-profits and the medical industry with extensive application of family counseling, social service, and nursing skills. Pastor Perry currently serves as the Director of Member Care and Pastoral Guidance, Destiny Men, and Destiny Medical Emergency Team. Dr. Deb has her Ph.D. in Education. She comes from a long lineage of pastors and teachers. She is the founding principal of Sylvestre Reyes Elementary School and the Director of our children's church.
Bishop Richard L Johnson and
Pastor Adele y Johnson
Bishop and Pastor Adele began Destiny in their home in 1988 with just their immediate family. When you join our church, you join the family and they hope you feel the unconditional love of God from the moment you arrive. It is their vision to see our church full of Developed, Empowered, Inspired, Happy People who know Jesus Christ, make Him known and are committed to a life of service toGod and the World!
Born and raised in New Jersey, Bishop was summoned from East Orange to El Paso by military draft in 1965, where he met and married Pastor Carr’s youngest daughter, Adele Yvonne Carr on January 13, 1968. Bishop served his father-in-law, as organist, minister of music, regional assistant Sunday School Superintendent and a assistant pastor until the word of God came for his change. He faithfully rendered nineteen years of service in that ministry as God birthed the vision of Destiny in him. In January of 1988, after fasting and praying, the Lord confirmed to him that the time was now and El Paso was the place. God has gifted Bishop Johnson with miracles of faith, healing, a heart of compassion and anointed preaching. He has been preaching more than 50 years. Bishop was ordained in the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World National Conference in New Orleans on August 7, 1991 by Bishop James A. Johnson. However, under divine guidance, the church board of directors unanimously elected independent non-denominational status in 1995.
Co-Pastor Adele has been blessed with a legacy of being a fourth generation in ministry. Having been raised in the church from a child, she heard the call to minister at the age of 17. Co-pastor is passionate about using God’s word to nurture strong families to love God with all their heart, mind, soul and strength! She and Bishop are blessed to have three adult children and four grandchildren. Together they were ordained by Bishop T.D. Jakes at the Potter’s House of Dallas, TX on October 12, 2002 and remain submitted to his covering as members of The Potter’s House International Pastor’s Alliance.
KAREN YVONNE Dykes, Esq. & Captain Antoine Dykes Executive PASTOR
Karen Yvonne Dykes, Esq. was born and raised in El Paso, TX. She attended Hampton University on a full presidential scholarship where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Computer Information Systems. Karen went on to The University of Texas School of Law where she was awarded a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree and subsequently licensed to practice law in Texas and California. Captain Dykes is a former Marine from Long Island, NY. After several tours overseas, he earned a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice before being commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army. Karen serves as our Media Director and Worship Leader and is passionate about leading people to their best life through Christ. She is also the author of a book about the true Gospel of Grace entitled, "Fifty Shades of Grace," which is available on Amazon.
Get Together and Get Busy
We are energized and equipped to win in life and impact our world by doing life together and attending church regularly. We are engaged in service to our church and our world to connect people to the love of God.
People are what make up a church, not buildings, programs, and fancy logos. Not only can you come and enjoy the gatherings listed below, you can also volunteer to serve. Volunteers enable us to fulfill our mission of leading people into a rich and satisfying life through a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Whatever your God-given talents may be, there is a place for you at Destiny!
Enjoy making people feel welcomed? Join Team Destiny (Ushers, Greeters, Information Center). Do you love caring for children? Join DK (Destiny Kidz). Are you passionate about middle and high school students? Try Gravity. Is music your thing? Join the Choir or Band. Into media or technology? Become a part of our Productions Team.
Are you a young adult looking to connect and serve with peers? Become a part of IMAX. There are also community service opportunities throughout the year. You get the point. We need dedicated volunteers in every aspect of our ministry.
Sunday Morning Join us for welcoming faces, worship and Word (relevant Biblical teaching presented by gifted communicators).
Destiny Kidz Children are important to the Kingdom of God. While you worship in the sanctuary, your children can be taught the Word of God on their level in a fun environment with peers (6 mos -12 y/o).
GRAVITY The youth ministry at Destiny reaches Jr. High and High School Students with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a relevant, high energy model each Sunday at 11 am in the Destiny Youth Auditorium.
IMAx Our young adult movement for those 18 and beyond is designed to create authentic relationships through powerful worship, teaching and community service. Follow IMAX on Twitter@Imax_Destiny.
L.O.V.E (Ladies of Virtue Empowered) Ladies Night takes on a whole new meaning in these LADIES ONLY sessions designed to empower women of all backgrounds to embrace their unique identity and grow in Christ.
Destiny Men A place for real men to connect, sharpen each other, grow in God’s Word and fellowship (with occasional Monday Night Football and chicken wings).
DHarmony Destiny’s marriage ministry is designed to build lasting, godly, happy marriages through Biblical teaching, fellowship, faith, fun, inspiration and accountability. Engaged couples are welcome too!
Legacy parenting Offers support for parents realizing it takes a village to raise godly seed by sharing encouragement and wisdom to nurture children in the admonition of the Lord.
Silver Stars Offers connection opportunities for the 55 plus senior saints!
Destiny Bookstore – Conveniently access our onsite bookstore for inspirational books, CDs, DVDs, Destiny Wear, gifts and snacks.
What we Believe
Want to learn more about who we are and what we believe? Destiny DNA is a series of classes that orient you to the history of Destiny Family Christian Center and the fundamentals of our faith. Let us know you watched and receive a certificate of completion.
The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God and the final authority for faith and life for all mankind.
God. There is one triune God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, who is creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existent. The Bible teaches us the godhead consists of these three of one substance with identical qualities and attributes.—St. John 1:1-3; 4:24; 5:18; 10:30.
Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, was resurrected, ascended into heaven, where He is now our High Priest and Advocate at the right hand of the Father. We have a blessed hope of His personal, visible return to earth to receive to Himself His Church purchased by his own blood.
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation and is present in the world to draw all men to God. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, convict men of sin, regenerate, indwell, instruct, and empower godly living.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a promise to every believer that asks with the evidence of speaking in tongues according to Acts 2:4, Acts 19 and Luke 11:13. The Spirit baptism provides power and guidance to believers for victorious living, and understanding of spiritual truth. According to Jude 20, this power is accessed and developed through praying in tongues.
Salvation is a free gift of God offered to man by grace received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose atoning blood was shed on the cross for the forgiveness and cleansing of sin for all who believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ. St. John 1:12-13 and I John 5:1 and Acts 16:30-31
The Church is composed of all such persons, who through faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit, are baptized, and united together in the body of Christ of which He is the head.
Baptism and Communion. Water baptism by immersion is an ordinance of Scripture as a personal testimony of faith, death to sin and the resurrection to a new life. It should immediately follow accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The Lord’s Supper, also known as Communion is a sacred ordinance and memorial of the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. It was instituted by Jesus Christ with his disciples as part of his new covenant in which he took unleavened bread symbolic of His sinless broken body and wine to symbolic of His shed blood.—I Cor. 11:24-26 and 10:16
Tithing and Offering is revealed in scripture as God’s plan to finance his church. Tithing was divinely instituted by God before the Law of Moses and continues as a principle practice in the Kingdom of God today.—Malachi 3:10 To “tithe” is to offer to God one-tenth of your gross income to the church where you are planted so that you and your community of faith can prosper in establishing the Kingdom in the hearts of men/women. Offering is determined as purposed in your heart as a tangible expression of your gratitude for your blessings.
Women In the Ministry. The Holy Spirit ministers through whomever He will. Acts 2:17-18
Victory and Prosperity of Believers – All true believers have access to victory in life through the grace and power of God. It is the will of God for all His children to prosper in all areas of their lives. God delights in the prosperity of His people. III Jn. 2
Marriage is a provision of God whereby a naturally born man and a naturally born woman enter into a lifelong relationship through a marriage ceremony that is recognized by the Church and legally sanctioned by the state. Marriage provides the family with unity of purpose, fellowship, procreation and perpetuity of faith.