Eric & Juli Smith
Called into ministry as a young teen, Eric Smith graduated from Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies.
Over the past three decades Eric has served the Kingdom of God as a Youth Pastor, Worship Leader, Senior Pastor, Church Planter, and Presbyter. Juli Smith, Eric’s wife of 31 years who also attended Central Bible College and Evangel University, has worked alongside Eric in every aspect of ministry. The Smiths have three adult children and three grandchildren.
Both Eric and Juli were raised in church and are passionate for the presence of God and consider themselves revivalists. Their passion is to see the power of a supernatural God intersect with our daily lives. Their heart is to reach those who need Christ’s saving power and to disciple believers into a radical, on-fire relationship with Jesus Christ.
Eric is author of The God Card and The Fire Must Never Go Out. He has created the Abide Devotional Reading Guide (online), and hosts Revival Dayton events.
Jason Thompson is an amazing minister with experience on college campuses, overseas, and–of coarse–here at Destiny Church! Jason, along with his wife, Sarah, and two kids, are crucial members of Destiny Church. Their talents, kindness, and passion for the Lord are an important part of the ministry we do.
Anthony & Hannah Baird
Youth Pastor / Creative Arts Pastor
Anthony & Hannah Baird are passionate to see the youth of Destiny Church grow into Spirit-filled adults with a strong foundation in the word of God. Anthony leads the Destiny Youth Ministry and works at Allstate Insurance. Hannah works full-time at Destiny Church as the Creative Arts Pastor, which encompasses the worship ministry and social media management.
Daniel & Emily Swiggett
Small Group Ministry Leaders
Daniel and Emily know the difference that real community can make in life and are dedicated to building a healthy community at Destiny Church. With years of succesful small group experience under their belts, they continue to passionately cultivate deep relationships as they lead others to do the same.