Posts Tagged ‘Destiny Church’

Brian Tamaki on Harry Potter, obesity, unemployed and STDs Comments 0

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

New warnings by Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki include the perils of Harry Potter and that the hit children’s character lures young people into the “demonic world.” And in the latest book released by the church leader, Tamaki has also delivered a new chapter on the Kaikoura earthquake saga – and that he predicted the Read more

Charities regulator risks becoming censor Comments 0

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Charities Services has confirmed it will analyse the Destiny Church’s tax-free status and see if its guilty of breaching the Charities Act. If anything is uncovered a full investigation will then be carried out. But stripping Destiny Church of its charity status risks turning Charities Services into a censor, a charity law expert says. To Read more

Strange twist occurs in anti Tamaki protest Comments 0

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

An online campaign has been set up asking people to donate to Rainbow Youth using Bishop Brian Tamaki’s name. But Tamaki’s wife has tweeted, her husband will receive a tax return to the value of one third of every donation over $5. Rainbow Youth supporters were encouraged to make the donations in Tamaki’s name, using Read more

Destiny Church helped 2 women after high profile relationship fractures Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Two women from high-profile fractured relationships say they have found solace with Destiny Church. The daughter of league legend Tawera Nikau has told how the church helped turn her life around and left her keen to repair her relationship with her father. And war hero Willie Apiata’s estranged wife, Sade Waikato, has posted a video Read more

The Spirituality of Affluence in the Destiny Church on display again Comments 2

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Destiny Church co-leader Hannah Tamaki is the new owner of a $75,000 turbo-charged Mercedes-Benz. The Herald on Sunday reported the latest luxury purchase of the controversial Tamaki family. They are fundamentalist Christian church leaders known for urging their religious followers to shower banknotes at the feet of self-anointed bishop Brian Tamaki. Registration records show Brian’s Read more

Controversial preacher tells Destiny worshippers to ‘repent, repent, repent’ Comments 0

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

A controversial American preacher who has faced allegations he sexually abused young men during a previous trip to New Zealand urged Destiny Church followers to “repent, repent, repent” at their annual conference. American evangelist Eddie Long was the guest of honour at Destiny’s annual get together at the “City of God” in Manukau, south Auckland, Read more

Ex-prisoner thanks Destiny for rehabilitation Comments 0

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Clinton Hinga has spent more than a decade behind bars. The 30-year-old was released from prison more than a year ago. He says he’s been on the straight and narrow since and credits that to Destiny Church’s Man Up programme. “I was on a cycle of drugs, gang life, street life, jail life, thug life Read more

Bishop Tamaki outrages with tweet about money Comments 1

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Destiny Church leader Bishop Brian Tamaki has caused a stir in social media with a tweet referring to both Jesus and money. On March 23, Bishop Tamaki put out the following tweet. “Jesus spoke to a tree/fish/wind/water [a]nd other things … i spoke to a $100 bill early in my life [a]nd said ‘you [a]nd Read more

Destiny Church buys $2m lifestyle block Comments 0

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

A trust owned by Destiny Church members has purchased a $2 million rural property in Clevedon, south west of Auckland. It appears church leaders Bishop Brian Tamaki and his wife Hannah may be building on the property. Hannah Tamaki has been posting to social media about the spot, saying she had taken her parents “to have Read more

Bishop Tamaki lords his luxury trip on social media Comments 0

Friday, September 25th, 2015

First class seats, Greek resorts, a penthouse suite in a Miami hotel and gambling in Las Vegas – it’s not the typical life of a church leader. A photo of Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki was uploaded to Facebook on Saturday night by an onlooker who saw him gambling. “What does Brian Tamaki of Destiny’s Read more