This is our archive of news items tagged Destiny Church.

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Controversial preacher Brian Tamaki urges his flock to leave homes and jobs

Brian Tamaki Brian Tamaki is exhorting his followers at Destiny Church to leave behind houses, jobs – even family members – to join him at a “City of God” he is building in New Zealand.

There are concerns about the church’s cult-like elements, both theologically and sociologically. [Read more...]

Destiny Church ‘town’ could get millions from New Zealand Government

Destiny Church Destiny Church’s plans for its own ‘town’ in South Auckland, New Zealand, could be in line for millions of dollars of Government funding.

Meanwhile the church refutes speculation it will use public money to fund a school it plans to open in South Auckland later this year. [Read more...]

Destiny Church receives New Zealand Government funding

Brian Tamaki, Destiny Church New Zealand’s Destiny Church — considered a cult of Christianity — has received $860,000 in Government funding for its social services projects.

The church has attracted criticism in the past over its controversial stance on homosexuality and claims from former churchgoers that it is a money-making venture. [Read more...]

Destiny Churches must be treated as a cult of Christianity; Heresy taught by Brian Tamaki

Brian Tamaki Destiny Church’s self-styled bishop Brian Tamaki has appalled the Christian community by denying the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, an essential fundamental tenet of Christian faith.

A comprehensive dossier compiled by Mark Vrankovich, founding director of the Auckland-based international organisation Cultwatch, reveals that Mr Tamaki dropped this inexplicable heresy on his congregation in sermons beginning in May last year. [Read more...]

Destiny Church ‘bishop’ Brian Tamaki defends high life

Prosperity Gospel Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki says his $1 million-plus home and $75,000 car are “not much” of a reward for decades of clean and righteous living and taking his message to the masses.

But a former high-ranking Destiny member told the New Zealand Herald he and others left because people were hearing less about Jesus Christ and hearing more about the church’s leader. [Read more...]