Where and when we meet
Sunday’s at 10:00 AM
The Edge indoor sports Complex
9550 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg OH 44087
Destiny Church was launched in Twinsburg, Ohio in 2004 with a vision to be a multicultural, intergenerational community of people living out God’s plans and purpose for our lives. That vision is being achieved and hundreds of people now consider Destiny their church family. People from diverse backgrounds gather for Worship and Fellowship connect with others through various small groups, and serve others using this God-given gifts and abilities.
We are affiliated with the Christian & Missionary Alliance, which connects us with churches and missionaries all over the world. Together, our hope is that every man, woman, and child has repeated opportunities to see, hear, and respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ and become a part of God’s family.
We believe it’s not the building, it’s the people that make a church. People that care for each other. People that support one another. People who understand what it’s like to live life. That’s Destiny Church… For People Like You!
we strive to reach out to people in three key environments: Gather, Connect, & Serve
Our weekend gatherings are designed to help people experience God and become followers of Jesus. We believe they are the catalyst that leads to spiritual growth, regardless of where you’re at on your journey. If you’re new to the whole church thing, you can join us on any weekend throughout the year and hear the life-giving message of Jesus in terms you can understand and relate to. If you’re a believer, you’ll grow spiritually
We believe life is better together. Throughout the week, we encourage you to connect in a small group. Whether you’re taking your first steps toward faith or moving to another level, connect is the relational link that fosters spiritual growth.
God gave you a purpose — and we’re committed to helping you discover it and live it out by making a difference. When you know your purpose your life will never be the same. Destiny Church is filled with people just like you who are using their gifts to serve others.
WHO ARE THE LEADERS OF DESTINY CHURCH?
The Elder Team
Our Elder Team consists of our three pastors and two appointed Elders. Pastors Bob Ross, Calvin Brown, and Trent Thomas. Elder Illinois Wilson and Carl Hammet
Carl Hammet — Elder
Carl accepted Christ at age 11. At former churches he has served as an elder, taught Bible classes, and been involved in music ministry for 50 years. Carl is the elder for folks living in Hudson, Cuyahoga Falls, Norton, Twinsburg, and Akron. He has served faithfully at Destiny as a Small Group leader, Praise Team member, and teacher for the Life Applications Class. Carl and his wife, Alicia, married in 1972, and currently live in Akron. They have two daughters and two sons with their spouses, and they have ten grandchildren
Illinois Willion — Elder
Illinois Wilson and his wife, Susan, have been members of Destiny Church for 8 years. They have 3 children. Illinois is the elder for folks living in Macedonia, Northfield, Sagamore Hills, Walton Hills, Bedford, Bedford Heights, and Oakwood Village. He is currently involved in the Worship and Arts ministry as a leader of the Tech team. He and Susan also have a small group Bible study that meets in their home. Illinois is currently enrolled in the Ministry Studies Program of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
The Pastoral Team
Calvin Brown — Elder & Co-Pastor
Calvin is an elder and co-pastor at Destiny Church. He co-founded Destiny in 2004 with his childhood friend, Bob Ross. He is also executive director of The Edge Sports & Arts Academy, which is a “kingdom enterprise” outreach ministry of Destiny Church. He is very happily married to Robin (26 years) and they have two boys (Calvin, Jr.-18 and Maxwell-15). His hobbies include photography, cycling, and training his boys in soccerHe is licensed and ordained with the Christian & Missionary Alliance. He earned a Bachelors degree in Marketing from Cleveland State University, Masters Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Doctor of Ministry from the Alliance Theological Seminary. He is also a graduate of the 22nd class of the Arrow Leadership Program - an international organization focused on developing leaders that led more by Jesus, lead more like Jesus and lead more to Jesus. He now serves on the Arrow Leadership team as a leadership partner (mentor) and trainer. Calvin’s calling and lifework is to help launch people and enterprises that make a kingdom difference in the world
Bob Ross — Elder & Co-Pastor
Bob is a member of our preaching team. His primary areas of responsibility include counseling and teaching. Bob is also a Certified Financial Planner, Founder and President of Integrity Financial Services, which is a full-service financial consulting firm. He is a charter and qualified member of Kingdom Advisors. Kingdom Advisors was a vision of Larry Burkett’s, which Ron Blue took and carried to fruition, whose mission is to train Christian financial professionals in how to integrate their biblical world view into their practice. Bob earned his Bachelors degree in history from the Kings College. He is licensed and ordained with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Bob travels and speaks to groups around the country on topics of financial stewardship, marriage and what the Bible says about money. He is married to Laureen, and they have 5 children, ages 15-21. They have a company called Heart and Home Connections – a business dedicated to refreshing hearts and restoring homes. Their deepest desire is to glorify God in all they do and they absolutely LOVE the life they are living as PARTNERS in Marriage, Ministry and Management of their Home and Businesses.
Trent Thomas — Elder & Co-Pastor
Trent is the happily wedded husband of Rhonda and best buddy of Riley, their rowdy and rambunctious standard schnauzer. He enjoys travel, writing and recording music, reading good books, and catching up with friends and family. Trent is a licensed and ordained pastor with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Trent earned a Bachelors degree in Marketing from Hampton University in Virginia, a Master of Arts degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago and a doctorate in Global Leadership from Alliance Theological Seminary. He is also a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program, an international organization committed to developing Christian leaders. Prior to entering ministry, Trent spent several years in the music industry as a Producer/Songwriter/Musician and Music Publisher. Trent worked with several major record labels and was a songwriter/publisher with music publishing giant, Warner/Chappell for several years. The highlight of the co-publishing venture with Warner/Chappell was earning a gold record for his work on the title track of a major motion picture. Trent was also an adjunct professor of Music Business for ten years at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio
Mary Bisesi — Office Manager
Mary formally served on the administrative faculty at Columbia International University for 14 years; 11 years in a variety of positions in Student Development, the final 1 1/2 years as Acting Dean of Students and three years as the Director of Financial Aid. She has a BS in Social Work from Ashland University and a Master’s in Christian Education from CIU. Mary has a heart for missions and served in the offices of Frontiers, a mission agency focused on reaching the Muslim world. She is also an avid reader, a devotee of Margret Jensen (First We Have Coffee: Life Lessons from Mama) whom she considers her mentor-by-book, a big fan of Robert Whitlow mysteries and anything by Jan Karon.
Janet Skinner— Worship Arts Dir
Janet joined the Destiny staff in April 2004. A Cleveland native, Janet is a graduate of the Cleveland State University. She has an extensive resume of professional music performance including the release of 2 solo albums and as a featured soloist on several other recording projects as well. Janet, also known as “J-Lynn” is an on-air radio personality for a gospel radio station serving the Painesville, Ashtabula and Cleveland communities. Throughout the years she served as Choir Director for a 100-voice community youth choir.