Destiny Church - 4306 W HWY 30, Grand Island, NE

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Senior Pastors & Founders

Pastors Tim & Nadine Rust

ESTD: 2011

Pastor Tim and Nadine started Destiny Church in October of 2011 with a shared dream for Destiny to be a church filled with heartfelt praise and worship that touches heaven and changes earth. A church that is so dependent on the Holy Spirit that nothing will stop it nor stand against it. A church whose people are unified, praying and full of the Holy Spirit. A church where people can feel the presence of the Holy Spirit, as they drive by and walk through the front doors.

Pastor Tim and Nadine are parents to three grown children and grandparents to ten grandchildren.



Sharon & Mark Hemmingsen

ESTD: 2012

Sherry and her husband - Mark, helped Destiny become a reality. Since dedicating their lives to the Lord in 1978, during an Evangelistic outreach, they have been serving the Lord in many areas of ministry. They enjoy traveling to see their three grown children, and 5 very active grandsons, and as time allows spending time in Ogallala, fishing on Lake McConaughy. 

Pastoral Care


Pastor Darrell & Kim Erdmann

ESTD: 2023

Pastor Darrell oversees the pastoral care program and aims to inspire spiritual growth.



Sai & Jenna Lee


Sai and Jenna are originally from South Korea, with Sai first coming to the U.S. in 2004, and Jenna in 2006. Sai and Jenna became ministry partners, while serving in Maryland with a campus ministry, and after a few years decided to become life partners to serve the Lord together.

In 2016, God called them to Nebraska, and since then they have been serving in children’s, youth, campus, and worship ministries. Currently, Sai is a secondary science teacher, and Jenna is a translator, translating Korean novels to English. Sai and Jenna have been blessed with 2 children. 



Michelle & Marco Putnam


Michelle coordinates nursery care for infants ages 0 to 3. She is married to Marco, and has two young boys, Roman and Israel. She is a certified Nebraska teacher, and has a passion for teaching young children about the love of Jesus.



Skyler Cook

ESTD: 2021

Pastor Skyler was born and raised in Kansas. After high school, she moved to Africa for ten months, where she worked with children in many different villages. Skyler has a strong heart for teaching kids anywhere she goes. She loves getting to know each and every child, building strong relationships with each of them 



Trent Smith

ESTD: 2020

Pastor Trent grew up in Aurora, Nebraska and received his Youth Ministry education while attending Christ’s Place Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. Trent has a passion for today’s youth and his vision is to create an environment for them to have godly relationships with one another and a meaningful relationship with God. Trent also leads Destiny's media.

Young adults


Angelica & Jonah Jensen

ESTD: 2023

Pastor Angelica and Jonah Jensen lead young adults and direct cowboy church. Angelica also leads Destiny's marketing.



Chef Anthony


Chef serves veterans and their families in all walks of life.



Rachel & Brian Stone

ESTD: 2023

Pastor Rachel leads the children's outreach in Red Cloud, Nebraska. She also assists with various other outreaches at Destiny.