HOD Church

Expanding the Kingdom of God, one Life at a Time

Welcome to the House of Destiny

Nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us that is in Jesus Christ our Lord.

House of Destiny Church (HDC) was launched on Easter Sunday in 2012. HDC is a non-denominational church whose mission is to: “Expand the KINGDOM of GOD, one LIFE at a time”. Today HDC has 17 nations represented. We are a group of individuals just like you. Many of us have had to overcome trials, tribulations, short falls and many bad decisions but today we are still standing only by the Grace of God.

Please click on the links below that will give you a little insight on HDC. 

Our Vision

The vision of House of Destiny is to impact our community, our nation and our world with the love and grace of God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Mission

Expanding the Kingdom of God, one Life at a Time

We Believe

This church accepts the Scriptures as the revealed Word of God, the all sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general unity, adopts these Statements of Fundamental Truths and Doctrine.

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason. (2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Thess. 2:13; 1 Pet. 1:21-25; Heb. 4:12)

The triune Godhead is comprised of 3 separate and distinct personalities, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent, self-revealed and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Is. 41:10-11; Mat. 21:19; Luke 3:22)

Man created well and upright, for God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness.” But, man, by voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21)

(a) Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross Jesus Christ became sin and sickness providing both salvation and divine healing for all mankind (Psalm 103:3), being justified freely by His Grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. For by grace we are saved through faith man becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. (Luke 24:47, John 3:3; Rom. 10:13-15; Eph. 2:l1; and Tit. 2:11; 3:5-7)

(b) The evidence of Salvation. The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is life of righteousness and true holiness (Eph. 4:24; Tit. 2:12).

(a) The Baptism in Water. The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the scriptures. All who repent and believe on Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Mat. 2l:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47-48, and Rom. 6:4)

(b) The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Cor. 2:26); and a prophecy of His second coming, and is enjoined on all believers “till He come”.

All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4, 8; 1 Cor. 2:1-31). This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 8: 12-17; 10:44-46; 2:14-16; and 15:7-9).

The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven. (Eph. 1:22-23; 2:22; and Heb. 12:23)

And he gave some Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Evangelists, & Teachers…. (Eph. 4:11-13). This Ministry believes that the five-fold ministries still remains active and are valid offices for the church today.

Divine Healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers. (Is. 53:4-5; Mat. 8:16-17; & James 5:14-16)

The resurrected of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is imminent and blessed hope of the church. (1 Thess. 4:16-17; Rom. 8:23; Tit. 2:13; & 1 Cor. 15:51-52)

The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope followed by the visible return of Christ and his saints to reign on earth for one thousand years (Zech. 15:5; Mar. 24:27, 30; Rev. 1:7, 19-20, and Rom 11:26-27) and the establishment of universal peace. (Is. 2:6-9, Ps. 72:3-8, & Mic. 4:3-4)

There will be final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Mat. 25:46; Mark 9:43, 38; Rev. 9:20; 20:11-15 & 21:8)

“We according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2 Pet. 3:13, & Rev. 21, 22)

We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of the marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, incest, fornication, adultery and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex (Gen. 2:24; Gen. 19:5-7,13; Gen. 26:8-9; Lev. 18:1-30, 20:13; Rom. 1:26-29; 1 Cor. 5:1; 6:9; 1 Thess. 4:1-8, & Heb. 13:4). We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman (Gen. 2:24; Rom. 7:2; 1 Cor. 7:10; & Eph. 5:22-23)

Core Values

  • We value putting God at the center of all that we do. We put His glory and His honor first
  • We value Christ's model for ministry and leadership that is the role of a servant and expect servant oriented leadership to be the goal of all who serve our church in leadership.
  • We value and are committed to be a fervent witness of the Gospel through evangelizing to the lost.
  • We value a church family that is friendly, loving and welcoming
  • We value excellence in ministry because it honors God and inspires people.
  • We value and spend time regularly in God’s presence by worshipping him in Spirit and in truth.
  • We value that every believer has a God-given ministry, and are committed to equipping each believer to operate in their ministry.

What To Expect During An HDC Experience

HDC has many activities throughout the week, but most people encounter us for the first time during our weekly Sunday worship services.

Our Sunday services at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. (Español) are a welcoming atmosphere. It is our desire to be able to reach a multi-generational community with the love and truth of Jesus Christ. The sanctuary opens at 9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. for prayer prior to the start of first service and also at 12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. for prayer prior to start of the Español service. Services typically last around 90 minutes.

HDC also gathers as a family on Tuesdays & Fridays;
Tuesday: It’s for our corporate time of bible study. We offer classes for ages 3 & up. This is a bilingual setting and it’s an ideal place to bring your family. The studies focus on teaching from God’s Word. Tuesday night’s bible study is from 7:00 p.m. till 8:15 p.m.

Friday: It’s our Night of Worship. During this Bilingual time of worship and prayer, it is our desire to touch the throne room of God with our worship as a sweet fragrance. Worship starts at 7:15 p.m.

The worship music you’ll hear in our services is a blend of old hymns you may remember from  childhood, today’s contemporary worship music and everything in between – all delivered in a spirit of excitement about who God is and what He’s done for us. The teachings and sermons that you will hear will convince you of the incredible reality of God’s love and challenge you to live for Him – not only during our worship times together, but throughout the week.

What about the kids? Will enjoy Destiny Kids each and every week! Children from pre-school age to 5th grade love learning about Jesus in an affirming, caring atmosphere. We know you’ll enjoy your time with us, and we look forward to welcoming you into our church family.

Church Ordinances & Special Ceremonies

Baby Dedications – At HDC there are many times throughout the year a parent can dedicate their child to the Lord, as well as to make the needed vow and commitment to God themselves that is a part of baby dedication. The baby dedication is inherently linked to the parent serving and living for God faithfully and consistently themselves. They will be the ones who will impact their children for Christ most by their word and example. Click here for the Baby Dedication Packet

Water Baptism – The Baptism in Water is an important of HDC as the individuals declare their new life in Christ. The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the scriptures. All who repent and believe on Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Mat. 21:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47-48, and Rom. 6:4) Click here for the Water Baptism Packet

Holy Communion – The Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion) is practiced at HDC on specific times a year chosen by the Pastoral Staff as we want to honor the meaning and not make it a tradition. Holy Communion, consisting of the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Cor. 2:26); and a prophecy of His second coming, and is enjoined on all believers “till He come”

Marriages – House of Destiny Church and its ministers only perform ceremonies to those associated with House of Destiny Church. House of Destiny Church believes that marriage has only one meaning: the uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only within the confines of marriage. Because marriage is a covenant between one man, one woman, and God, the church has the responsibility, in its sole discretion, to evaluate the readiness of those seeking to enter into the marriage covenant.

In keeping with biblical teaching, the Church requires the following for any couple seeking to celebrate a marriage at the Church:

Faith – Both bride and groom must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 6:14).

Celibacy – he engaged couple must live separately before their wedding day. Sexual intimacy is to be celebrated exclusively within marriage (1 Thess. 4:3).

Man / Woman Monogamy – Marriage is a sacred union of one man and one woman. House of Destiny Church does not recognize, nor will it take part in, any ceremony that does not meet this basic criterion (Gen. 2:24; Matt. 19:4-5).

Premarital Counseling – The engaged couple must participate in counseling program with the length of counseling to be determined prior to the wedding ceremony. Please schedule at least 8 weeks in advance to allow adequate time for premarital counseling. 

  • Church Membership/Attendance – Either the bride or groom or their parents must be members/ regular attendees at House of Destiny Church. Finally, for any weddings celebrated outside the Church, the pastors/ministers/clergy and staff of House of Destiny Church shall only officiate weddings and solemnize marriages between one man and one woman in accordance to the standards set forth. Click here for Wedding Ceremony Packet

Church Staff and Leadership Team

Senior Pastors Rev. Esteban Jr. & Rev. Rebekah Carrasco
Rev. Esteban Carrasco Jr.

Senior Pastor

Rev. Rebekah Carrasco

Executive Pastor

Esteban Jr. & Rebekah Carrasco are the founding and senior pastors of House of Destiny Church. Their passion for the ministry is seen week in and week out. They both have undertaken the development and care of HDC. They serve with vision, integrity, and purpose. It is their goal as a couple to REACH, TEACH and SEND so the Kingdom of God can be expanded, one LIFE at a time.

Worship Leaders Edgar & Kiahna Carrasco
Edgar & Kiahna Carrasco

Worship Directors

Edgar & Kiahna took over the development of the worship team in 2017. They both have a passion for genuine worship and truly understand that worship is not just what is done on a platform but rather worship is a lifestyle.

Pastors Raymond & Yamilka Castillo

Associate Pastors

Pastors Raymond and Yamilka Castillo joined House of Destiny in 2017. They have come with a simple attitude of service. They have walked alongside the Senior Pastors to assure that ministries continue to operate in the spirit of excellence. They currently oversee many ministries but most importantly the Rooted Youth Ministry.

Children’s Pastor Lisa Morales
Pastor Lisa Morales

Children’s Pastor

Pastor Lisa Morales has been with House of Destiny church from the very beginning of its founding. Pastor Lisa continues to serve in the children’s ministry where she started. Pastor Lisa is compassionate and understanding the bonds that she has created with the children continues to blossom in each child even as they grow.

Deaconess Elizabeth Anderson
Deaconess Lisa Anderson

Deaconess Lisa Anderson is truly a pillar of House of Destiny Church. Deaconess Lisa serves God whole heartily and without reserve. You will see Deaconess Lisa aka “Nona Lisa” serving and bringing food to our local communities three to four times a week. Nona Lisa will make sure you are loved and hugged as you enter HDC.

diana garcia
Diana Garcia

Church Secretary

Diana comes to House of Destiny Church from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Her and her family moved to Massachusetts in 2017 after the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and joined our church and ministry then. In 2019 Diana was nominated and selected to serve as our church secretary.

Church Treasurer - Jenneth Zuo
Jenneth Zuo

Church Treasurer

Jenneth Zuo has been with House of Destiny Church since 2016. Jenneth has been a tremendous blessing to HDC. Jenneth is a prayer warrior. Jenneth is a successful business owner and in 2019 Jenneth was nominated and selected to serve as our church treasurer.

Superintendent of Biblical Education - Joseph Lopez
Joseph Lopez

Superintendent of Biblical Education

Joseph (Joey) and his wife Christie have been an Important of House of Destiny since the moment they arrived in 2017. They both serve in many different ministries. Joey has a deep passion for the Word of God and has currently taken over the task of the development of the Biblical Education at House of Destiny.

Current Church Ministries

Destiny Kids Ministry
Rooted Youth Ministry
Destiny Women's Ministry
Destined Men's Ministry
Worship Ministry
Dance Academy
Usher Ministry
Specialized Usher

FAQ

What do you have for kids?

Our intent is to have the most family-friendly church in Southbridge, both so young children can experience God in a way that makes sense for them and so their parents can worship Him without distraction or concern for their kids’ safety. Destiny Kids offers a parents room for children (birth-age 3), Children’s church (age 3- through grade 5) for every Tuesday & Sunday service. Our trained teachers are dedicated both to your children’s safety and to ministering the Gospel to them.

Our opportunities for children and youth also include Destiny Dance Academy, which meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays during open sessions.

What do you have for teens?

Our Rooted Destiny Youth Ministry meets on Tuesday nights, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in relevant ways with area teens. Our Youth Ministry is made up by middle schoolers (grades 6-8) and High Schoolers (grades 9-12) Monthly events at other times of the week are held as well.

How do I become a member?

We want you to be a part of our family. House of Destiny Church, we believe that every person has a purpose – a calling and assignment – in the body of Christ. We believe what the Church (capital C) is missing just may be YOU, and the special anointing and unique way that God equipped YOU to show the world who HE is.

If you are interested in being more involved in our community of believers, we would love to have you become one of the many volunteers who reaches out to others as the hands of Jesus Christ, to accomplish the mission of HDC through the Gospel. Please email us at casadedestino2011@gmail.com or call us at (774) 200-6095 to find out more information on which area you would like to volunteer in here at House of Destiny Church. Whether your ‘thing’ is rocking a baby to sleep, feeding a hungry family, singing praises to an awesome God or anything else, there’s a place for you to serve God at HDC. We believe church shouldn’t be “one size fits all.” Just as different members of your family have different needs, we offer programs for all the members of your family. Click here to review and fill out member packet.