Lead Pastors

Pastor Steve Vaggalis, along with his wife Jackie, founded Destiny Worship Center, located in Destin, Florida. He earned a bachelor degree in Theology from Liberty Bible College. He and his family planted Destiny Worship Center in October 2001 and through his leadership the church has grown from one hundred people, in their first meeting, to over four thousand through their four regional campuses.

He also has planted and helped plant, several other churches. His vision is to help people fulfill their God-given destiny by Bridging Denominations, Making Disciples, Building Families, and Transforming Communities.

Pastor Steve married his wife Jackie on July 23, 1988.  They are beyond blessed to have their eldest son, Steven and his wife, Tiffany, as well as their youngest son, Victor and his wife, Samantha, serve with them in ministry. Together as a family, they enjoy family time, golf and travel.

Executive Team

Steve Vaggalis
Lead Pastor
Jackie Vaggalis
Women’s/Connections Pastor
Steven Vaggalis
Fort Walton Beach
Campus Pastor
John Benaquis
Family Care Pastor
Wayne Asprodites
Panama City Beach
Campus Pastor
Randy Cochran
Leadership Development Pastor
Walker Beach
Worship/Production Pastor

Destin Team

Steve Vaggalis
Lead Pastor
Barbara-Ann Chaudoin
Executive Assistant to Steve Vaggalis
Randy Cochran
Leadership Development Pastor
Nate Kelly
Worship Pastor
Steven Theriot
Next Generation Worship Leader
Caleb Lawrence
Technical Director
Kevin White
Audio Engineer
Nathan Saczynski
Lighting Director
Madison Phillips
Worship Experience Coordinator
Samantha Vaggalis
Growth Track Director
Cheryl Walsh
Data Administrator
Lindsey Wayman
Growth Track Coordinator
Myrna Conrad
Small Groups Coordinator
Vicki Keyser
Special Events Director/Guest Experience
Stephanie Boykins
Guest Central

Victor Vaggalis
Youth / The Collective Pastor

Heather Nowak
Preschool Director
Joshua Cawiezell
Children’s Pastor

Michael Pratt
Youth Pastor Assistant

Heather Tardo
Emerge Pastor

Mathew Dorado
Facilities
Jacob Eyler
Facilities
Davon Hill
Facilities
Mark Patterson
Facilities

Freeport Team

Rob Longmire
Campus Pastor
Nathan Worthey
Worship Leader
Tyler Monroe
Youth Pastor
Dominic Jacques
Children’s Coordinator
Jackie Graff
Growth Track Coordinator

Crestview Team

Joshua Neel
Campus Pastor
Jason Townsend
Worship Leader
TC Cooley
Youth Pastor
Wendy Neel
Growth Track Coordinator

Panama City Beach Team

Wayne Asprodites
Campus Pastor
Jenna Preskitt
Executive Assistant/Guest Central
Daniel Pratt
Worship Leader
Cory Trube
Youth Pastor
Colicia DiBattiste
Growth Track Coordinator
Damian Greer
Facilities

Fort Walton Beach Team

Steven Vaggalis
Campus Pastor
Jeremy Nennig
Associate Campus Pastor
Adam Mills
Worship Leader
Lindsey Nennig
Growth Track Coordinator
Sherry Whitlock
Guest Central/Preschool Director
Mark Dagbovi
Children’s Coodinator

Regional Support Team

Theresa Ferris
Accounting Director
Rick Moore
Communications Pastor
Cheryl Walsh
Data Administrator
Sheila Guagliardo
Family Care Director
John Benaquis
Family Care Pastor
Jill Ford
Finance Assistant
Kyle Robey
Finance Assistant/HR
Hannah Hoose
Fireside Café
Theresa Trascher
Fireside Café
Jess Foy
Marketing Director
Jessica Preskitt
Media Manager
Stacey Reed
Outreach Director
Phil Grimm
Special Projects Director
Josh Kidd
Videographer
Logan Pilcher
Videographer
Walker Beach
Worship/Production Pastor