After leaving a very successful real estate business to launch Chuck Balsamo Ministries in 1999, Chuck and Emily Balsamo, along with their two children, Coree and Heaven, went out full time to evangelize the lost and call the churches of America to action.
While preaching nearly 300 meetings a year, CBM was becoming a powerful force of spiritual awakening throughout America.
In spring of 2002, God gave Chuck and Emily a vision for a culturally relevant, Spirit sensitive church that would significantly influence the nations.
Just a few months later, a great door opened in Stuarts Draft, Virginia. Chuck was invited to preach for the interim at a struggling church after the unexpected resignation of its pastor. It became immediately obvious to the existing leaders that a complete re-launch was necessary. So, during the next few months a plan of action was set in motion and a new church family was born. Our story is a living message about how God can raise up a memorial of hope from yesterdays disappointments!
The growth we’ve experienced and the impact we’ve had is truly hard to believe. Over the past 10 years, Destiny Family Center has become a unified family of blessing to our community and region. Under Pastor Chuck and Emily’s leadership, we’ve grown to hundreds in weekly attendance. Beyond the church walls, we reach thousands around the world with our robust social media presence and weekly webcasts.
We have a God-sized dream for the future, a brilliant church system and lead structure with highly capable, loving servants in leadership—and a total volunteer team well beyond 100 people!
We understand that in order for us to reach the nations, we need to impact our local community and that’s exactly what we’re doing. One half of our annual ministry initiatives are directly aimed at loving the people of our community. There is no question about it, Augusta County is a better place to live and raise families because of Destiny Family Center.
At the beginning of 2006, we launched a Bible College starting with 32 students and offering accreditation through the Ph.D. level. The college continues today as an extraordinary training center for next generation leaders. In addition to the Bible College, we’re progressively adding new LIFEGroups—sermon based, discipleship based, and special interest based groups.
What a church we’ve become together! The list of ministries and ministry opportunities available to our members and guests is breathtaking. Destiny Family Center is a place to bring your family together, maximize your relationship with the Lord, and reach out in ways you would never attempt on your own! Under this ministry covering you are certain to get what you need in order to live and die in such a way that you’re life impacts the generations to come!