I am thoroughly convinced that God has called us to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10) “For the son of man is come to seek and save that which was lost.” God has shown me that we are to tear down denominational and racial barriers, building a multi-cultural church. Jeremiah 1:10 (AMP) “See, I have this day appointed you to the oversight of the nations and of the kingdoms to root out and pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.”

God has also shown me that we must be committed to proclaiming the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and make disciples for the Kingdom of God. Matthew 28:19 (AMP) “Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Therefore, intercession in prayer is vital to the success of this ministry. We are indeed children of destiny ruling with Jesus Christ as kings and priests unto God. Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords as we shine forth to the entire world proclaiming, “The Kingdom of God is at hand”.

The mission of New Destiny is to worship God through serving, loving, evangelizing, and making disciples. We are called to build a multi-cultural apostolic church that strengthens families, and goes beyond the wall of the church to impact our region.


Statement of Faith


  • In the Triune God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

  • In the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God who

    1. was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,

    2. was crucified, died, was buried, was resurrected,

    3. ascended into Heaven, and is now at the right hand of God the Father and

    4. is true God and true man

  • The Holy Spirit is a divine person

  • The Old and New Testament are God’s inspired words

  • All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God and are in need of salvation

  • It is the will of God that every believer be filled with the Holy Spirit

  • Healing is provided in the redemptive work of Christ and is available to every believer

  • The Church consists of all those who have received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior

  • There will be a resurrection of the dead, the eternal happiness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost

  • In the personal, visible, imminent return of Jesus Christ

  • In water baptism and observance of the Lord’s Supper

About Bishop Christopher and Pastor Adrienne Smith

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Christopher C. Smith and Adrienne Smith are the Bishop and Pastors of New Destiny with locations in Pittsburg, CA and Oakland, CA where they have faithfully served since 1999. They pioneered the development, establishment, growth, and current success of these congregations. In addition to being accomplished pastors of two churches in the San Francisco Bay Area, Bishop Christopher Smith was consecrated as Bishop of the Global Apostolic Council of Bishops in January of 2010. Bishop Smith is an author of three books, including his latest release, “The Fingerprint of God: A Daily Devotion”. Bishop Smith is too the founder of In Him Embassy Ministries, In Him Publications, and City Reach,  which is a non-profit with the vision to influence the next generation through educational attainment and mentorship. As influential leaders, Bishop Christopher and Pastor Adrienne carry the core messages of Faith, Grace, and the Kingdom, to help others recognize who they are and thoroughly equip them for higher living.

Bishop Christopher and Pastor Adrienne Smith are known for their practical approach to the Bible, and have encouraged thousands to pursue a personal relationship with God. We think of our church as a community of breakthrough believers with a worldwide vision that is aimed at reaching the lost, strengthening families and going beyond the walls of the church to advance the Kingdom. We are bringing in the bound, the oppressed, and the brokenhearted. We are committed to making disciples, training and raising up leaders that will impact our communities, and the world for generations to come. When Bishop Christopher and Pastor Adrienne Smith minister, one realizes it is truly possible to experience the manifested presence of God. As a result, lives are being transformed by the anointed Word of God.