Posts Tagged ‘Brian Tamaki’

Destiny’s sweet-smelling fragrance that is acceptable to God

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Bishop Brian Tamaki tweeted: “A Sweet-Smelling Fragrance that is Acceptable to God (Phil 4:15-19). My God shall supply all your need”, after church members last weekend showered the stage with high-denomination bills during a church service, boosting church coffers by $100,000. Destiny Church-affiliated charities received nearly $6million in donations in the last year after self-appointed Bishop Read more

Cash-covered Destiny stage draws barbs

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Thousands of dollars strewn across the stage at Destiny Church has drawn the ire of critics on social media. Photos tweeted by Bishop Brian Tamaki show a floor littered with $50 and $100 bills accompanied with the verse, “A Sweet Smelling Fragrance that is Acceptable to God (Phil 4:15-19) My God shall Supply all your Read more

MPs line up to attend Destiny Church opening

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

At least six MPs, including Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples, and Internet Mana leader Hone Harawira were among those attended the official opening of the Destiny Church’s ‘City of God’ headquarters in Manukau last Friday evening. Church spokeswoman Anne Williamson told the New Zealand Herald that Destiny had no intention of inserting itself into this year’s election Read more

From Destiny, but not with love

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Negative posts from a Destiny Church pastor about defector Richard Lewis have been shared online by Bishop Brian Tamaki. Lewis spent 13 years as Tamaki’s right-hand man before resigning from the controversial church three months ago. “I resigned from Destiny in September. I came to an end of that journey,” Lewis said yesterday. “I served Read more

Cracks appearing in Destiny Church

Friday, December 6th, 2013

There are cracks appearing in the Destiny Church. One of Bishop Brian Tamaki’s most important lieutenants, Richard Lewis, and left  and is setting up his own church. His departure is the latest in string of high profile members leaving Destiny Church. Janine Cardno, the church’s media spokeswoman for many years, and Paul and Michelle Hubble, Read more

Tamaki’s kin get $10k to feed poor

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

The son-in-law of Destiny Church leader Bishop Brian Tamaki has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship to help feed the needy. Vance McPhee and wife Jasmine will use the AMP scholarship to kick-start their business providing low-cost grocery boxes to low-income families. The couple have started building relationships with wholesalers and growers and have a ready-made Read more

Bishop Brian Tamaki happy with book about Destiny Church

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Bishop Brian Tamaki says a new book about him and the Destiny Church, “Destiny: The life and times of a self-made apostle”  is “not all negative”.  In fact, he says, primarily the book is quite positive, and tells the story of Destiny Church which has grown to something from nothing. “I’m feeling quite, wow, chuffed,” he Read more

Expose of Destiny Church in new book

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Next month a book about the life of Bishop Brian Tamaki and his Destiny Church will be published: The Life and Times of a Self-Made Apostle. It has been written by Massey University’s associate professor of religious history, Peter Lineham. He relies heavily on the accounts of Lynda Stewart, a former financial administrator for the church. Read more

Salvation Army buys Destiny Church complex

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

The Salvation Army has bought the Destiny Church complex in Mt Wellington, Auckland. The Destiny church is moving to new premises in South Auckland. People familiar with the property say the back-rooms and offices feature full-length mirrors and opulent fittings. Photos on the website of listing agent Bayleys show chandeliers and leather lounge suites. Salvation Read more

Tamaki has Med holiday a heaven on earth

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Weeks after embarking on a fundraising blitz to raise millions of dollars for their new City of God, Destiny Church pastors Samuel and Kiri Tamaki have gone on a European cruise and stayed at some top holiday destinations. Samuel is the son of Destiny founder Bishop Brian Tamaki and his wife Hannah. The couple celebrated Read more