Our History

Now a life changing ministry. New Destiny Christian Center began with small and humble beginnings.  Early in their Christian walk, Larry & Torrona Tillman always exhibited God’s love toward His people.  Desiring a place for the people of God to meet and be taught the Word of God line upon line, precept upon precept, God led them to establish By His Spirit Ministries.  Larry stepped out in faith with his loving and supportive wife and two small children and prayerfully began By His Spirit Ministries in the lower level of their Merrillville home. 

By His Spirit Ministries offered saints a weekly prayer service and a Tuesday night bible study which was eventually moved to Lee’s Inn in Merrillville, Indiana.  It was during this time that God birthed deep within Larry and Torrona’s spirit the necessity to further shepherd and encourage the saints.  As such, they began holding Sunday services the first Sunday in December 2002 in their home. 

As God began to further unveil their destiny, Larry and Torrona began to understand that the Father’s divine plan was not only for them to teach and encourage the people of God by His Spirit, but that they should also began to apostolically unlock and reveal the destiny that God promised for every one of his saints.  By His Spirit Ministries began a transformation resulting in the creation of a ministry designed to show people that God wanted to give His people a new destiny and new beginnings.  It is this life-changing transformation that led the Tillman’s to change the name of the ministry to “New Destiny Christian Center”. 

In August 2004, the church moved to its current location, 21 West 78th Place in Merrillville, Indiana.  As the ministry continued to grow and God continued to move by His Spirit upon the lives of His people, God promoted Larry to the Office of the Apostle in October 2007.  The anointing that rests on their lives strongly encourages and challenges God’s people to achieve their new destiny in Christ.   

New Destiny is a church of prayer, praise, and power, where the Word of God is consistently proclaimed through teaching and prophetic release.  “It is declared that in this house Father God will always receive his glory and He will always receive His praise.”



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