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DestinyLife is a vibrant community where every person can discover their God-given destiny and embrace their life's purpose


Our vision is to see and experience the Glory of God

revealed in our lives, families, communities, culture and throughout the nations.

  • A safe place to grow

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  • Every member a minister

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  • his church,

    his kingdom

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  • relational

    with a purpose

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OUR STory

       DestinyLife Church has a rich history of new beginnings that represents its name today. The call upon this congregation continues to encourage people to find their destiny in the life of Christ. From it's early beginnings in 1974, as an Assemblies of God church, there was a vision to see lives changed through the Gospel. 


      DestinyLife has become a multigenerational church with Glenn and Ami Shaffer first coming as lead pastors in 1980. Today, that vision is represented by a team of pastors/elders and younger generational pastors at two locations. The decade of the eighties included growth numerically and spiritually. 


      The eighties were marked by the church embracing a New Testament form of church government with the function of the five-fold ministry serving as pastor/elders and becoming a non-denominational church. To represent that shift, the church was named Church at Claremore for more than two decades. It was a time of forming into a relational and organic body rather than a institutional church. Every member was called upon to minister and to find their fulfillment through their gifts and callings. This emphasis continues strongly today through opportunities for members to grow in their spiritual journey and to be discipled and mentored. The decade of the 80's also brought the purchase of ten acres and the building of a facility that serves as the present location of Claremore Christian School, Pre-K through 12th grade, established in 1984.

      

      The early foundations of the 80's were built upon during the 90's to form what DestinyLife is today, a safe place to grow. The apostolic vision for the nations and church leaders continued to formulate from the heart of an equipping church with a deep desire to see the kingdom of God enlarged through spiritual fathers and sons. 


       In the year 2000, 60 acres of prime land was purchase south of Claremore for expansion for the Claremore Campus. The first phase of the new Claremore campus was completed in June of 2015, which now serves as the new location. Further plans for the property include educational facilities adequate recreational grounds, adult assisted-living facility, and an economic development center. 

      

       In 2008, DestinyLife became the new name in preparation for a multi-site concept of one church, two locations. In the fall of the same year, a new campus launched in Owasso at the Owasso Mid-High and later moved to the Sixth Grade Center. In the spring of 2010, Crossroads Christian Center in Owasso merged with DestinyLife at the present campus site at Hwy 169 & Hwy 20. Plans are in the works to expand the Owasso Campus in the near future. 

       

      DestinyLife continues to grow with four worship experiences each Sunday at the two locations. 





What we believe


INSPIRATION OF THE SCRIPTURES: The Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God (II Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Thess 2:13; II Peter 1:21).



ONE TRUE GOD IN THREE PERSONS: There is one true God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Deut 6:4; Isa. 43:10, 11, Matt. 28:19; Luke 3:22).



DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST: The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth (Matt. 1:23), His sinless life (Heb. 7:26), His miracles (Acts 10:38), His vicarious and atoning death (II Cor. 5:21), His bodily resurrection (I Cor. 15:4), His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Phil. 2:9-11), and His personal return to this earth in power and glory (I Thess. 4:15-18).



SALVATION BY GRACE: The only means of being cleansed from sin is through grace and faith in the completed work of Christ of His death, burial, and resurrection. (Rom. 10:13 15; Titus 2:11; Eph. 2:8).



HOLY SPIRIT'S INITIATION: Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation (Eph. 4:24; Rom. 8:16; I Cor.12:3; Jer.3:5).



DIVINE HEALING: The redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer (Isa 53:3,4; Matt. 8:16, 17; James 5:14-16).



BAPTISM WITH THE SPIRIT: The baptism in the Holy Spirit is for all believers, according to Acts 2:4, and the full expression of the gifts of the Spirit is operable in believers through faith.



WHOLENESS: Believers are postionally and legally right with God through faith in Christ. The sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit indwelling the Christian provides emotional healing and maturity through a process (Rom. 12:1-2; I Thess. 5:23; I Peter 1:15-16).



CHURCH: The church is the eternal purpose of God and serves as the instrument to spread the kingdom of God thoughtout the earth by the preaching of the gospel and the transformation of the nations. We embrace all five gifts of Ephesians 4:11 as being active and operative in the Church today. We believe through Christ the fulfillment of the promise to Abraham is realized in the new creation made up of both Jews and Gentiles as one new body (Eph 2:11-22; 3;11; Gal 3:7-9; 3:16; 5:15-16). 



SECOND COMING: We believe the kingdom of God is active in the earth today and continues to increase to fill the whole earth until Christ literally and physically returns for a mature church. We believe there will be a resurrection of the saved and the lost when Christ returns, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation (Rev. 20:11-15; John 5:28-29; Acts 24:15).

LEADERSHIP


  • Glenn & Ami Shaffer

    Apostolic Overseers

    glennshaffer@dlc.tv | amishaffer@dlc.tv

    blog | facebook | twitter | vimeo | google+


  • Tom & Jean Williams

    Executive Pastors

    tomwilliams@dlc.tv | facebook

  • John & Stephanie Ray

    Campus Pastors, Claremore

    johnray@dlc.tv | stephanieray@dlc.tv | facebook

  • Jonathan & Elishya Cook

    Campus Pastors, Owasso

    jonathancook@dlc.tv | facebook

  • Jim & Deretha Bell

    Pastors/Elders, Claremore

    jimbell@dlc.tv | derethabell@dlc.tv | facebook | facebook

  • James & Ruby Hutson

    Pastors/Elders, Claremore

    jameshutson@dlc.tv | facebook

  • Jeff & Lynne Ray

    Family Life Pastors, Elders, Owasso

    jeffandlynne@dlc.tv

  • Bob & Debbie Diskerud

    Pastors/Elders, Owasso

    bobdiskerud@dlc.tv | debbiediskerud@dlc.tv | facebook | facebook

  • Dusty & Terri Smith

    Pastors/Elders, Owasso

    dustysmith@dlc.tv | terrismith@dlc.tv | facebook

  • Greg & Beverly Jones

    Pastor/ Elders, Owasso

    gregjones@dlc.tv | beverlyjones@dlc.tv

  • Macie Reed

    CENTRAL RECEPTION AND SUPPORT

    maciereed@dlc.tv | facebook

  • Sterling Ray

    Youth Pastor

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  • Freddie Robles

    Media Director

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  • GALEN JERNIGAN

    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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  • Stephanie Harris

    Business Manager

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  • Mark Davis

    Maintenance Facilities Director

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  • Elizabeth Kramer

    Owasso Campus Children’s Director


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  • Michael Black

    Youth Ministry Assistant

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