BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, March 1, 2021 (MMS-SKN) — Sunday February 28 was a historic day for the leadership and membership of Destiny International Church as they congregated for the morning worship at a new location, and in their midst was Prime Minister Dr the Hon Timothy Harris.
Destiny International Church was established in 2010 and a congregation met and worshipped for the first time in the tenth month of the year and on the tenth day of the month (10-10-10), which was a Sunday, in Sandy Point.
The church relocated to Manhattan Gardens in Lime Kiln last year in June, while on Sunday February 28 the church met for the first time at a new location on Infirmary Road in St. Johnson Village in the same building that was formerly occupied by Antioch Baptist Church before it relocated to its new location in Lime Kiln.
“Today was our very first service at the old Antioch Baptist Church,” said Pastor Steve Huggins. “I personally want to take this time out to thank Prime Minister, Dr the Hon Timothy Harris, for fellowshipping with us, taking his time out to be part of our first service at our new location here on Infirmary Road, St. Johnson Village in West Basseterre.”
Joining Prime Minister Harris for the worship service included Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Senator the Hon Dr Bernicia Nisbett, leadership and membership of Peoples Labour Party (PLP) Constituency Number Five Executive Branch led by Chairman Mr Glenville Mills, and Deputy Chairperson Ms Marsha Lewis.
“Also I want to thank those that took their time out as well and came out with the Prime Minister and to worship with us at our new location, and we appreciate having them,” said Pastor Huggins. “We got feedback from some of them after the service, hoping finally that in the future we will have them back again to worship and fellowship with us as a church going forward.”
While giving remarks at the church, Prime Minister Harris thanked Deputy Speaker, Senator the Hon Dr Bernicia Nisbett and the supporters who come out to worship in the church.
“This church, before you were here, was a place of very vibrant worship where people made loud noises in praise and honour of God and I know the Destiny Church will be just as good or even better in making noises to the Lord,” Dr Harris observed. “We ask that God continues to bless the efforts of the leadership of the church and to bless the membership of the church.”
The Honourable Prime Minister said it was impressive to see some of the young people participating in leading the worship and thanked the church for investing in the youth. He pointed out that the Praise Team, which was led by Sister Thyer Mills, rendered a beautiful song, ‘the mountains we have to climb’, and observed that as Christians, the people in St. Kitts and Nevis are fortunate as they are able to overcome obstacles and receive the blessing of God. He reminded that a nation that continues to extol God is a nation that will prosper
“I want to say thank you to all the churches in our country for the work that you have been doing,” said Dr Harris in conclusion. “It is because of your work in society that all of us can sing the song and acknowledge the goodness of God – the goodness of God still running after us. Blessings to all of you, blessings to all of the people in this country that I love, and thank all of you in the church who hold up the leaders – who hold up the Prime Minister in prayer.”
During the service, Pastor Steve Huggins received and dedicated two babies who were brought by their parents and godparents. Parents Mr Bernard Benjamin and Ms Latisha Caesar brought Baby Amelia Benjamin, while parents Ms Shamara Syder and Mr Colanjae Charles brought Baby Kahmara Syder.
“I do believe in impacting lives,” said Pastor Huggins. “My passion is always towards young people seeing their lives being changed – seeing people’s lives transformed and today we had an example of that as some babies were dedicated. We keep on investing in our youths and we have some really major plans in the future for our young people and the people in the community that we are part of.”