About us

Destiny Christian Church


We are a ministry designed to assist people in fulfilling and realizing their God given destiny and purpose through a challenging bible based message, innovative partnerships and transforming worship encounters.

We are a church that offers a warm, welcoming family feel; promoting an atmosphere of healing and deliverance through a loving environment and wholesome fellowship. We will help cultivate healthy Christ centered relationships through authentic heartfelt worship We are committed to promoting the message of Christ through evangelism, discipleship and service to others

Our Pastor

Bishop James Nelson, Jr. has the spirit of David, “A man after God’s own heart”. His love and admiration for God is visible through his preaching, his worship, and his praise. Bishop Nelson has served in ministry for 30 years preaching and teaching God’s word, both nationally and internationally.

Bishop Nelson successfully served as Pastor in Cambridge, Maryland, under the leadership of his father, Bishop James Nelson, Sr. as well as, Assistant Pastor to Pastor Jamal Bryant of the Empowerment Temple, Baltimore, Maryland.

In April 2008, Bishop Nelson successfully launched Destiny Christian Church, the place where Destiny knows no limits! God has already shown Destiny Church great favor and has blessed them substantially. As Senior Pastor, God has given him the mission to minister God’s word to a hurting generation by equipping, education, and empowering them to fulfill their God-given destiny through Love!

Bishop Nelson is married to the beautiful Wendy Renee. He is the proud father of three lovely children, James III, Jade Milan and Imani.


Our First Lady

Speaker, Psalmist, Director, Playwright, Event Planner, Wife, Mother and Pastor’s Wife are just some of the hats of Lady Wendy Nelson. She does it all with faith, grace and inspiration. Lady Nelson is a worshipper who believes, teaches and encourages women of all ages that, “SHEroes” are women who’ve searched through the treasure box of acceptance and validation only to discover that they are the JEWELS who’ve become diamonds in the rough! She is the Founder of L.I.F.T. (Ladies In Fellowship Together) Women’s Ministry, a ministry that inspires to create an atmosphere and environment where women can be uplifted to spiritual maturity through discipleship, faith, love, fellowship, and leadership.

In August 2000, Lady Nelson was ordained as an Elder and Worship leader by her Apostolic Father, Bishop James Nelson, Sr. This assignment allowed her to travel ministering the word and singing across the United States as well as Internationally.

While under the mentorship and pastorate of Pastor Sheryl Brady, the gift of performing arts was awakened within Lady Nelson. God began giving her visions to write, direct, and began illustrating HIS messages thru theatrical dramatization. While managing her daughter’s Broadway career, she coached performers on/off Broadway vocal and acting lessons through her faith -based business, Beyond Expectations.

Lady Nelson is a cancer survivor and believes God turns disasters into destiny! Therefore, she is currently writing her first book to show how God used a life threatening illness and moment in her life to gain her attention to highlight an area of need in her life that was in desperate need of a GOD intervention! She is married to Bishop James D. Nelson, Jr. and together are the proud parents of James III (JR), Jade and Imani.

Together, The Nelsons have committed their lives to minister God’s Word to a hurting generation and to build God’s people by equipping, educating, and empowering them to fulfill their God-given destiny through Love. Lady Nelson is honored to serve as Elect Lady of DESTINY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, the place where DESTINY knows no limits!