We Believe in one God, who exists in three Persons — the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is loving, holy and just.


We Believe the Bible is God’s Word. It is inspired and accurate. It is our perfect guide in all matters of life.


We Believe sin has separated us all from God, and that only through Jesus Christ can we be reconciled to God.


We Believe Jesus Christ is both God and Man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He led a sinless life, took all our sins upon Himself, died and rose again. Today, He is seated at the right hand of the Father as our High Priest and Mediator.


We Believe that salvation is the gift of God to man. This gift is effected by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and it produces works pleasing to God.


We Believe that water baptism is an outward act that demonstrates a believer's identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.


We Believe the Holy Spirit is our Comforter. He guides us in all areas of our lives. He also blesses us with spiritual gifts and empowers us to yield the fruit of the Spirit.


We Believe the Holy Communion is a celebration of Jesus’ death and our remembrance of Him.


We Believe God wants to transform, heal and prosper us, so that we can live blessed and victorious lives that will impact and help others.


We Believe we are called to preach the gospel to all nations.


We Believe our Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again just as He promised


Donavan & Nellie Tinsley

Pastors Donavan and Nellie attended Holmes Bible College in Greenville,S.C. They were married in 1970 and have two daughters and six grandchildren. Donavan has served as Lead Pastor with Nellie by his side at Destiny since 1986.  They have a strong foundation in grace and they desire to see this generation impacted by the presence, power and purpose of God. They long to see everyone in His church walking with a constant expectation of the goodness of God in their lives.



My time of fellowship with the folks at Destiny Church was short, but very impactful and unforgettable! From working with Aaron with media - he was so accomodating and helpful, to the love that Pastors Donovan and Nellie showed every day! I had my 8 year old daughter, Maria, with me - her words sums it up best: "I felt like a rock star!"
Destiny Church exemplifies love in action! Lord's willing, I will be back! Blessings...

- Dr. Johnathan Ford -

Warm, sweet people. Great worship team. The pastors are kind and approachable. I enjoy my time there.

- Crites, Angel LeeAnne

Meet The Team

Aaron & Jill Kelso

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Aleshia Newby-Korede

Director of Student Ministries

 & Worship Leader

The Kelso's have been involved at Destiny since 2010. They have been our Youth Pastors for the last 7 years & have been involved in youth ministries and leading Worship together for 18 years. They have a desire to see teens grow in their faith and to help them experience all that God has for them in their lives.

Ms. Aleshia, also known as "Ms. Leelee" is currently working on her Doctrine Degree in Pastoral Community Counseling & Education.  She has taught and served in both Fla & Ga school systems from the earliest stages of life to college students.  She enjoys praise & worship, family, fishing, bowling, cooking & ASL.  She is blessed & honored to part of the Kingdom Kids family.

Kingdom Kid's Director

Lee & Janie


The Phillips are long standing members of Destiny Church, and have been involved in many aspects of Church life. They have a deep love for the Lord and for their Church family. 

Lead Ushers

Serving. With. Amazing. Grace.

Our Children's Church Volunteer team, lead by pastor Nellie Tinsley has a passion for God and a desire to help get our younger generations not only planted in God, but excited about their faith life!  Through activities, high energy interaction, worship, dance, speaking God's Word and keeping parents involved in everything we do, our goal is to help build a Family Dynamic of faith.  We fully understand and believe that our kids have the same Spirit in them that raised Jesus from the dead.

Becky Alexander

Becky Alexander  leads the young-at-heart ministry. She is gifted and passionate about fostering a sense of community, fellowship, and the love of Christ in all that she does. She is also a local children's author of "The Many Adventures of Freddie the Circus Mouse."

Young @ Heart Ministry

DC Kids S.W.A.G. Team


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1485 US 1 South 

Saint Augustine, Fl 32084

Tel: 904.824.6176



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