our STAFF

We have a passion for people, our city and our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry. These core values have been shaped by our relationship with God and each other; always pressing forward in our call to love.

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Steven Harvey | Lead Pastor | Email

Steven Harvey serves as Senior Pastor of Destiny Church.

He previously served as Senior Pastor of LIFE UPC in Simsbury, CT for eleven years and also served on the ministerial staff at Palace of Praise in Portland, Oregon. Pastor Harvey is an anointed preacher who is deeply committed to nurturing the spiritual growth and well being of his congregation. Steven Harvey has also enjoyed great success as a sales and marketing executive in several major companies. He and his wife, Ruth, reside in the Farmington Valley area and have two lovely daughters - Angelica and Miriam.

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Ruth Harvey | Associate Pastor | Email

Ruth Harvey serves as Associate Pastor of Destiny Church in addition to being the First Lady.

She is also an international speaker and recording artist who frequently blesses our congregation in word and song. Ruth is the founder of Abiding Words and has authored several best selling books. An engaging, gifted communicator both through the written and spoken word, Ruth’s worldwide ministry has inspired and touched thousands of lives. She is deeply passionate about educating, empowering and equipping people of all ages to pursue a victorious life in Jesus Christ.

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Anthony Goodnight | Assistant Pastor | Email

Anthony Goodnight is the Assistant Pastor of Destiny Church.

He has been involved in nearly every local church ministry at some point, including Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, Men's Ministry Outreach and Community Service Ministries. He has held several Connecticut District positions with the United Pentecostal Church. His passions are equipping people to fulfill their God given Destiny and helping build a God centered, people focused church in North Central Connecticut.