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To minister God’s Word with simplicity, thereby empowering unbelievers to become believers, and believers to become victorious.


Proverbs 29:18 – "Where there is no vision the people perish."


Translation: Where there is a vision the people prosper!!


Big Vision – Bigger Provision!!

WELCOME TO destiny center

faith      increased      destiny

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At Destiny Center we believe:


…Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He was crucified, died and was buried. On the third day, He rose from the dead and later ascended into heaven, where He remains at the right hand of God Almighty.


…after death, eternal life begins either in heaven or hell. Where you spend eternity is based on your decision to make Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior.


…that when the Rapture occurs, the dead in Christ will rise first, and then those who are alive and remain (those have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior) will be caught up to meet Him in the air.


…the Bible was written and inspired by God.


…faith is acting on the Word of God.


…in water baptism in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


…in the authority of Jesus' name.


…in the indwelling of, and baptism of, the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues.


…in divine healing—the restoration of health to those who believe and act on the truths written in God's Word. We further believe that Jesus is our Healer and that by His stripes we are already healed.


…tithes and offerings should be freely given to your local church. The local church is the place of membership where God has called you to receive His Word on a consistent basis and to grow spiritually.

Ben Tankard is founder and senior pastor of Destiny Center, Inc. in Murfreesboro, TN with a vision to develop satellite churches in Florida and Kentucky.


Formerly a Pro Basketball Player, Ben Tankard’s teaching ministry was jump-started by a prophetic word and an anointing by Dr. Creflo A. Dollar Jr. He received the vision for Destiny Center in 2000. The ministry is one of the fastest growing churches in Middle Tennessee and has partners worldwide including Kenya, Nigeria and the Philippines. Ben Tankard is truly setting the standard for excellence in ministry.


Recognized for his cutting-edge revelation and humorous, pragmatic approach, Ben Tankard completed his faith studies with Rhema Bible College (Kenneth Hagin) and Crenshaw Christian Center School of Ministry (Dr. Fred Price). He also holds an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from St Thomas Christian College. He is a member of Dr. Jerry Savelle’s Presidential Cabinet for Jerry Savelle Ministries International. His teachings have enabled thousands to experience restoration, healing, and financial breakthrough as a result of applying simple, biblical principles to their lives.


Tankard is a world-renowned Bible teacher, a much sought-after musician, and bestselling author. He is widely recognized as the “Godfather of Gospel Jazz,” is the recipient of ten Stellar Awards and multiple Dove and Grammy nominations. He is the author of the several books, including: Faith It Til U Make It, Faith Worketh (If You do), and The Ancient Proverbs, which are a resources for people who are seeking change. These books will challenge, motivate, inspire and encourage you. His award-winning Gospel music has reached millions of homes in practically every country in the world.


In addition to his pastoral duties, Tankard also hosts monthly concerts and conventions throughout the U.S. and abroad. Ben and his wife, Jewel, have five children and live in Murfreesboro, TN and are under the spiritual covering of Dr. Rick Layton Pastor and Founder of Word of Faith Church International in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dr. Tankard is a visionary. A man of integrity, he possesses a spirit of excellence.

Multi-Millionairess, Network Marketing Extraordinaire, Jewel Tankard is the wife of Gospel Jazz Musician Ben Tankard. Together, they pastor The Destiny Center, a growing, multi-cultural, non-denominational, Bible-believing, Word-based church located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The duo, also with their family, star in “Thicker Than Water: The Tankards”, a positive family reality show on the Bravo network.


Jewel is equipped with a unique message that uses a Biblical foundation to help ordinary women lead extraordinary lives both in business and personal endeavors. As she leads by example, she motivates others to reach their fullest potential. Author of the book, Millionairess Lifestyle, she will be releasing Full Tank Life for Women: Maximizing Your Finances, which will equip women with everything needed to become and stay wealthy.


Her teachings and workshops encourage personal development, provide mentorship, invoke new ideas and inspire listeners to dream and change their lives. She strongly believes that prayer is paramount to success, and is committed to giving people, especially women a picture of what is possible. Jewel candidly shares the principles she used to make the transition from working for others to owning her own successful business. As a result, she has helped others leave their jobs and have the same kind of financial freedom. Also, because of this passion, Jewel has also launched Millionairess Lifestyle Book Club, where women are able to obtain detailed action steps that will move them into greatness.


Jewel Tankard is widely known for her success as a top income earner with Ardyss International (MLM), where she has obtained the highest rank of Platinum, grossed over $2 million dollars and has over 65K members in her organization. Her success with Ardyss even landed her an invitation to be a part of the reality TV show, Amateur Millionaires Club. Her business savvy and economic background even extends beyond network marketing to include being a previous top Nextel Franchise Owner in Detroit, and a top sales person at Ameritech winning multiple awards.


Her current business ventures include her Millionairess clothing line, which sells t-shirts, hats, accessories and other fashionable items. A Financial Services expert, she also offers Indexed Universal Life (IUL) policies that allow one policy to cover life and disability, provide cash value and lifetime income. She has helped people improve and secure their financial portfolio .Amidst her financial pursuits, Jewel maintains involvement in her community as a board member of the Rutherford County Domestic Violence Shelter in Murfreesboro, TN.


Jewel Tankard teaches throughout the country and is determined to change lives all over the world through television, conferences, and the social media. She is a wife, mother of five, co-pastor, actress, entrepreneur, author, and friend. Jewel is not only a voice to the kingdom of God, but a voice to the socioeconomic systems of the world.



Our Beliefs

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Pray over your seed and expect an abundant harvest. Know that your seed is being sown into good ground and will be used to teach the Word with simplicity and understanding throughout the world. God bless you.


The Destiny Center Church welcomes you to join us for our services every Sunday at 10:30am and Wednesdays at 7:00pm.

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