At the young age of 16, Obed Martinez had a radical encounter with Christ on a lonely hilltop, during a summer youth camp. This marked the beginning of his life transformation as he was delivered from drugs, and neighborhood influences, and was powerfully filled with the Holy Spirit.
He returned home with a passion to serve in the local church wherever he was needed. Not long after serving in the youth ministry, he was given the opportunity to join a traveling ministry and become an evangelist; speaking at many churches and conferences throughout the country. During his travels as an evangelist, Obed obtained a burning desire for preaching and reaching a diverse audience. As he continued to faithfully serve God, his Pastor and his local church, he realized he was being prepared to lead and pastor a church of his own. This began the dream of starting Destiny and after much prayer and the blessing from his home church, Obed, along with his wife, moved to the Coachella Valley to start a new and innovative church…Destiny.
Today, Pastor Obed continues to reach a diverse community of people through creative and often humorous messages. He leads a church that lives out the mission to move people from where they are to where God wants them to be, through small groups, church services, and various community outreach activities. It is his passion to train up leaders who lead the next generation into salvation; it is his desire to see the local church spiritually renewed; and it is his objective to teach God’s people to live passionately and with purpose.