Here at the city our vision is to draw people to God relationally and teach them how to pursue their destiny spiritually. To build a church that has Impact, Influence and Insight in our city and throughout the world.
We are a bible based, spirit-filled, cutting edge, progressive church; crossing cultural, racial, and denominational lines, in pursuit of God’s purpose and plan for this church. We are soul winners for Christ, dedicated to the up-build of the kingdom. By Faith this church is growing by leaps and bounds and we lack for nothing. For God is the source of our lives and this church. We are Purposed by God, Created to Succeed, and Destined to Win! New Life Brings New Destiny!
We are committed to helping people find God’s purpose for their lives, by leading them to Christ and helping them to pursue their new destiny in Christ. We will reach one person, one family, one community and one city at a time. By proclaiming the Word of God and demonstrating the power of the Holy Spirit. We will endeavor to meet the needs of the total man by teaching them the pathways and principals to reach their destiny.
Toi Cortez Allen was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 7th 1977. Pastor Allen was raised in Detroit and attended the Detroit Public Schools System, graduating with from Kettering Senior High and later going on to college to major in Transportation Design Engineering. For almost 20 years Pastor Allen has worked in the Engineering field for various companies such as Ford, Chrysler, GM and Toyota as a Design Engineer, Project Manager and Senior Lead Designer.
At the age of 21 Pastor Allen went on to pursue a degree in Business Management and later started his own company “Anointed Design Solutions Inc.” a Product Design and Engineering Company that provides concept design, engineering, systems, graphic design and prototype services to various companies and churches throughout Metro Detroit.
With almost 20 years in ministry as a licensed minister under Dr. Homer Jamison and an ordained elder under the leadership of Bishop J. Drew Sheard in Detroit MI.
Pastor Allen has been known for his relentless praise to God and for his anointing to preach the Word of God with power and boldness.
Pastor Allen is the founder and Senior Pastor of New Destiny City Church and founder of The New Destiny City Community Development Corporation. A Non Profit Corporation that is geared towards improving the quality of housing for low-to-moderate income persons by way of area development, redevelopment or renewal, and to impact the overall quality of life in Metro Detroit through other neighborhood or community benefit activities such as child day care, economic enrichment, mentorship, entrepreneurship training, adult day care and a teen life center.
His company Allen and Associates Investments Inc., a Real Estate Investment Company, developed, managed and sold luxury waterfront condos and estates valued over fifty million in Detroit MI.
Pastor Allen has been involved in strengthening various communities in the Detroit area through his partnerships and work with organizations such as NSO, COTS, Salvation Army, Meal On Wheels, Habitat For Humanity, Gleaners Food Bank and Forgotten Harvest.
His passion to build strong families and help people from all walks of life, get on the road to their Destiny by encouraging them to find their own passion, helping them understand their purpose and teaching them how to maximize their potential.
As a result of this passion Pastor Allen established The Marriage Clinic, a ministry to help Singles navigate through their relationships before they say "I'm In Love", Engaged Couples to know their mate before they say "I Do" and Married Couples build a Strong and Healthy Marriage before they say "I'm Done".
Pastor Allen has a gift to help people with relationships, communication, relational healing, conflict resolution and changing ones perspective. He has been successful with doing this not only with adults but young boys as well through the Boys 2 Men Mentoring Program.
As a Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker of the John C. Maxwell TEAM, Pastor Allen has coached and counseled both men and women for almost two decades and has been successful in helping them realize the greatness that lies within them.
Pastor Allen currently resides in Farmington Hills, MI, with his lovely wife Shelly and three children Tyler, Brianna and Brian.
Lady Shelly Allen was raised in Detroit and attended the Detroit Public Schools System, graduating from Redford High School in 1990. She attended Wayne State University and graduated with a B.A in Psychology and a Master Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Cappella University. For over twenty years Lady Shelly has worked in the Human Service as a social worker and therapist.
During this time, she had the opportunity to help young ladies to become women of purpose by teaching them to value themselves and providing them with the life skills necessary to advance in their purpose. After twenty years of serving the underprivileged population, she changed paths and started working with adults with mentally health disorders, physical health challenges and substance abuse for the Oakland County Area.
Lady Shelly accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1992 at Word of Faith Christian Center. She served in the Children’s Ministry and the Assistant Manager at Agape House Shelter.
The Lord led her to move her membership to Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Bishop J. Drew Sheard and First Lady Karen Clark Sheard.
Lady Shelly served endlessly in the ministry at Greater Emmanuel as the Director of Christian Education, Outreach Ministry, Director of Vacation Bible School and Dance Ministry. In August 2012, Lady Shelly received her Evangelist License under the leadership of Bishop J. Drew Sheard.
Lady Shelly along with her husband, Pastor Allen and their three children (Tyler, Brianna and Brian), served with humility and faithfully for years in various ministries at Greater Emmanuel Church of God In Christ.
Lady Shelly is honored to stand by her husband’s side doing the work of the Lord at New Destiny City Church where “New Life Brings New Destiny”.
Lady Shelly has open her own practice "Allen Counseling Clinic"