The GDIM Story


Pastor James and Alexis Wright have served faithfully in ministry for a combined total of over 65 years.

After serving faithfully in various capacities including; Music Ministry, Men’s Ministry, Church Administration, Evangelism and Youth Pastor, they began to feel the call of God was confirmed upon their lives and the birthing of GDIM was in their spirit several years before it manifested.

While still serving faithfully in their local church they began to prepare themselves for the next assignment and made the decision to continue their education at New Spirit Theological Bible College where they earned degrees in Christian Education, Christian Counseling and Theology.

After much prayer and understanding that they would be embarking upon the greatest endeavor of their lives, they took the leap of faith in October 2014 to obey the call of God on their lives.


God had already given the name Greater Destiny to Pastor Alexis Wright several years prior, but at the time she did not know that it was to be used as the name of the church. Pastor James Wright added “International Ministries” and on October 21, 2014 Greater Destiny International Ministries was registered and legally incorporated by the state of Florida as a not-for-profit corporation.

Over the next three months, they held prayer services in their home seeking God for further direction and also receiving counsel from men and women of God who were divinely positioned to speak into their lives during this season.

In January of 2015 after praying and driving around the city looking for a location to host the services, they were directed by God to contact Pastor Shirley Cherry and she agreed to meet with them immediately.  During this meeting, they shared their desire to use the sanctuary of Lighthouse Christian Fellowship to host a weekly Bible Study Service.  Not only did she agree, but there was such a divine visitation and approval from the Holy Spirit to move forward. 

After that meeting, they began working diligently on their plans to host the Ministry Launch Service on January 29, 2015.  They invited Pastors, leaders and those that God had strategically positioned in their lives to make declarations and decrees of the blessings and favor of God upon the birthing of this ministry.

The first service was held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 and they have continued to serve faithfully with covenant disciples and supporters that come week after week to lift up the name of Jesus. Greater Destiny International Ministries has hosted Community Outreach events, launched Destiny’s Kidz (Youth Ministry) and Destiny’s Woman Empowerment and Life Enrichment Ministry.
In March of 2016 Greater Destiny acquired three units at 3325 Plymouth Street in the Murray Hill area of Jacksonville and immediately began renovations.  Two units were converted to the make the church Sanctuary and the remaining unit houses the Destiny Center which is used to Community outreach, training and development, meetings and fellowship.  Dedication and Grand Opening Services were held in June 2016 where we were officially confirmed as Pastors of Greater Destiny under the Covering Apostle Austin Lancaster of Rohi Kingdom International Ministries.  During this four day celebration family and friends, Pastors, Leaders and many well wishers came from near and far to share in the joy of this momentous occasion.

September 2020, the Lord has again expanded our borders and we have relocated to the beautiful campus of the HC Multi-Cultural Center at 6651 Crestline Drive.  We continue to move forward by faith, trusting God to manifest all that He has promised and that the mission and vision of the church will be fulfilled.