Posts Tagged ‘Destiny Church’

Tangata whenua angry over use of Parihaka name by Destiny Church Comments 0

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Elders of New Zealand’s most revered symbol of peace have strongly rebuked Brian Tamaki for using Parihaka to endorse his church. Tamaki, who founded Destiny Church with his wife Hannah in 1998, visited Parihaka Pā on Saturday as part of his Tu Tangata Riders Tour of Duty Taranaki hosted by Man Up New Zealand. Read Read more

Man-Up programme has never been banned from prisons Comments 0

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has denied Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki’s claims that the Government has stifled his attempts for the church to work in prisons. He echoed comments made earlier by Justice Minister Andrew Little, who said Destiny had never actually made a formal application to partner with the Government to work in prisons. Read more

Destiny Church’s Brian Tamaki slams Government over prisons Comments 0

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki is lashing out at the Government, saying its prison policy is “not working” – and accusing Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis of ignoring him. Read more Related Posts:Everyone is allowed freedom of speech, everyone…Brian Tamaki warns of ‘signs of the end of time’Tamaki is not the only one to be targeted Read more

Destiny Church turning around the lives of some hard men Comments 0

Thursday, April 5th, 2018
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Destiny Church through its Man Up programme aims to raise better fathers, brothers and sons. The programme has had some success helping hard men to turn their lives around. Here are two examples that have recently received publicity. Paris Winiata was a drug dealer but, after joining Destiny, he stopped taking drugs and has been Read more

Gang member ditches Mob for Destiny Church Comments 0

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

A former Mongrel Mob member has gone viral after posting a video removing his gang patch and replacing it with a Destiny Church Tu Tangata Man Up t-shirt. In a post on Facebook, the former Mob member and a friend are seen talking to the camera telling viewers it is “time to make changes” and Read more

Everyone is allowed freedom of speech, everyone except Brian Tamaki Comments 0

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Hannah Tamaki has hit back on Twitter, supporting a message from one of the church’s members that accused the gay community of double standards and hit out at bullies and critics of husband Brian Tamaki and Destiny Church. “The gay community want to be free to express themselves, to be accepted no matter what they Read more

Destiny Church leaders ‘trust in Jesus’ after deregistration threats Comments 0

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Destiny Church leaders say they will ‘react like Christ’ after the Department of Internal Affairs threatened to remove its charities from the Charities Register. Continue reading Related Posts:Charities Services considers new approach with…Charities regulator risks becoming censorMany Charities overwhelmed by new reporting standardsStrange twist occurs in anti Tamaki protest

Brian Tamaki warns of ‘signs of the end of time’ Comments 0

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Destiny Church co-founder Brian Tamaki has sounded a warning following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey which left 50 people dead. Bishop Tamaki took to social media to warn followers of signs of the end of time. “Earthquakes. Floods..Famines..Diseases..Wars and widespread deception are just few of the end time signs,” he tweeted on August 30. “The Read more

Charities Services considers new approach with Destiny Church Comments 0

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

According to Department of Internal Affairs documents, a total of 15 Destiny Church-associated charities have been sent 49 notices over the last two years – which include reminders to file annual returns and also overdue notices. Department of Internal Affairs Spokesperson Steve Corbett said the are now considering whether there is a need to change Read more

Destiny Church pastors are teaching prison inmates to take responsibility Comments 0

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Private prison management company Serco’s decision to ban the Denstiny Church and its programme is a very big call. One prison case manager, speaking on the condition of anonymity, says the Man Up programme is helping reduce reoffending, particularly among Maori. “I’m not saying it works for everyone, but it certainly helps some men.” Continue Read more