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New beginnings: Destiny Christian Center in Oklahoma City marks opening of new sanctuary

Destiny Christian Center recently celebrated the grand opening of its new sanctuary, which once was a tornado relief distribution center.
by Carla Hinton Modified: July 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm •  Published: July 5, 2014

In the weeks before the May 2013 tornadoes in Oklahoma, members of Destiny Christian Center watched in anticipation as their new church building was being constructed.

Then the tornadoes wreaked havoc on several communities, and the Oklahoma City congregation offered its unfinished building at 3801 SE 29 as a tornado relief site. The 42,000-square-foot metal building became one of two main relief distribution centers for goods going to the city of Moore and others affected by the storms.

Sunday, Destiny Christian Center finally celebrated the completion of a new worship center. The church, led by the Rev. Lawrence Neisent, held a grand opening event that included several baptisms in the new sanctuary. After that, church members ate food purchased from various food trucks and a church youth group fundraiser. The evening culminated with a fireworks show.

Neisent praised the congregation for giving up its building and for other tornado relief efforts church members made in the aftermath of the tornadoes.

“We as a church are able to say that we have been the hands and feet of Jesus for this community and the surrounding community,” he told the crowd.

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by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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Destiny Christian Center

Services: 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday.

Where: 3801 SE 29.

Information: www.destinychristian.com.

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