Our Team

  • Founders & Senior Leaders
    Founders & Senior Leaders

Rife & Shay Stewart

Hi, I’m Rife, and my wife Shay and I founded Destiny Church in January 2007.  I’ve been in ministry since 1991 after graduating Lee University, a Christian liberal arts school.  I also attended the Church of God Theological seminary.  I have served as youth, children and administrative pastors before planting Destiny.  I also helped plant a church in Atlanta, Georgia in the mid-1990s which gave me a lot of experience to launch Destiny.

My personal vision is to expand the Kingdom by training Kingdom expanders.

I married my childhood sweetheart, Shay.  We really are best friends! We attended Bible college together and have two incredible children, Savannah and Noah.  And we love pastoring the family at Destiny Church!

Meet Our Ministry Team

  • Darla Bowman
    Darla Bowman Senior Associate
  • Shay Stewart
    Shay Stewart Administrative Pastor
  • Shelly Rider
    Shelly Rider Executive Leader & Prayer Ministry
  • Chason Ford Music & Media Ministries
  • Harley Rowell
    Harley Rowell Worship Leader
  • Selina Warren
    Selina Warren Elementary Ministry