STATEMENT OF FAITH
Changing Destinies Ministry is a faith-based organization and as such we believe the following:
Faith is love in action. As believers, we embrace and live according to the commandments found in Mark 12:30-31 – Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this, love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.
As there are no greater commandments than these (Mark 12:31), we endeavor to be Christ-centered (Colossians 3:23), for HE is at the heart of everything that we do. We focus our attention on HIS people for when we’ve done it to the least of them, we’ve done it unto HIM (Matthew 25:40).
We believe that the Holy Bible is the infallible, authoritative Word of God and inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:16-17). The Bible is filled with HIS wisdom and truth, which yields direction and guidance for every conceivable question that plagues mankind (Psalm 119:105, Matthew 7:24, Psalm 119:130).
We believe that there is one God (1 Timothy 2:5) who is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and sovereign (Jeremiah 10:12, Psalm 139:1- 10, Colossians 1:16-17). HE eternally exists as the Trinity comprised of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19, Ephesians 4:4-6).
- God the Father: He is our loving, kind, and merciful heavenly Father who loves us as a father loves his children (1 John 3:1; Ephesians 2:4-5, 7-8). He chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless (Romans 8:33). He sent His only begotten Son to save us (John 3:16; John 17:3; Romans 8:32).
- God the Son: Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God (Matthew 3:17) and the ONLY way to heaven (John 14:6; Acts 4:12). We attest to His deity as one conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:26-38). He lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:1), performed many miracles (Throughout Gospels), was crucified for the redemption of mankind (1 Corinthians 15:3; Galatians 3:13; 1 John 2:2), and rose from the dead on the third day appearing to many (1 Corinthians 15:4-8). He ascended into heaven (Acts 1:8-11) and is now seated with great power and authority at the right hand of the Father (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 1:3). He offers forgiveness to all who trust and receive Him as their personal Savior and Lord (Colossians 1:13-14; 2:6-7). He is presently the One Mediator who continues to reconcile God to mankind (1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 9:15; 1 John 2:1). He will return to earth one day in power and glory to judge the world and to complete His redemptive mission (Acts 1:11; 2 Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:11-14).
- God the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is God’s Spirit of Truth who guides us (John 14:17; John 15:25). He is our Helper and illuminates Scripture so we can understand truth (John 14:26; John 16:13-16). He draws us to the Father (Romans 8:11). He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He empowers the believer to live the Christian life in victory (John 16:7-11). He dwells in all believers as the living and ever-present Lord (Galatians 2:20).
We believe that man was created in God’s image and likeness (Genesis 1:27) and was given free will to do good or evil (Deut. 30:19-20). Man was originally made perfect (Genesis 1:31); however, through the disobedience of one man, sin entered the human race (Romans 5:12) and separated (fellowship) man from God (Genesis 3:8-9).
We believe that God’s grace and kindness leads to confession of sin, genuine repentance, and faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 2:4; Romans 10:9-13; 1 John 1:9). All those who believe can receive the free gift of eternal life by placing their trust and hope in Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9). We are justified by our faith and obtain peace with God through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1-3). The ministry of the Holy Spirit will continue to transform new believers into the likeness of Jesus throughout their lifetime (2 Corinthians 3:18).
We believe that all human life is sacred and of immeasurable worth. We believe that God created and fashioned every human being uniquely, thoughtfully, and lovingly in His own image and likeness. This includes everyone from the day of conception, through every stage of life and condition, to the point of death. We are called to defend, protect, and value all human life across the spectrum (Psalm 139).
We believe that God created each individual person as either male or female in His image and likeness. Together, these two distinct, unchanging, and complementary sexes reflect the image and nature of God. Rejection of one’s biological sex is a refusal to honor and accept God’s sovereign design and decisions (Genesis 1:26-27).
We believe that God created marriage as a covenantal relationship that is established by vows exchanged between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:18-24; 1 Corinthians 7:2-5). We believe God intended for sexual intimacy to occur exclusively between a man and a woman who are married to one another (Leviticus 18:22; Leviticus 20:13; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 18-20; Hebrews 13:4).
Because Changing Destinies Ministry serves and ministers to persons victimized by trauma of a sexual nature, we must steward human sexuality with wisdom, sensitivity, and compassion. Accordingly, we believe that all forms of sexual activity or sexual intimacy inconsistent or outside of the boundaries and beliefs set out herein are a deviation from God’s perfect design and are destructive to human relationships.
Changing Destinies Ministry’s (CDM) Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God. It speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and appropriate conduct. Therefore, the Bible is our final authority for matters of belief and conduct. For purposes of our faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our President / Executive Director and the Board of Directors are CDM’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s application.
Spiritual Integrity. Spiritual integrity is an unwavering determination in the heart to do right no matter what (For we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord's sight but also in the sight of man - 2 Corinthians 8:21).
Dependable. Dependable means trustworthy and reliable (Trustworthy messengers refresh like snow in summer. They revive the spirit of their employer - Proverbs 25:13 ).
Humble. Humble means not proud or thinking of yourself as better than other people (The Lord mocks the proud but is gracious to the humble - Proverbs 3:34).
Compassion. Compassion means "to suffer together." It is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another's suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering (Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate, and humble - 1 Peter 3:8).
that complete freedom from physical, mental, and emotional captivity is possible through God’s grace!
to foster complete transformation of individuals, families, and communities by demonstrating God’s unconditional love.
to provide our services completely free-of-charge. With God's help, we will raise all the financial support for our programs through private funding and grants.
CDM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman - Carl R. Durham
Carl is retired after 38-years in the nuclear industry with Babcock and Wilcox/ BWXT Technologies. He was in various levels of management for 32-years at several locations. At the time of his retirement, he was President of American Centrifuge Manufacturing, a joint venture with two companies that were in charge of a $1.4 billion project at multiple sites. He helped develop long-range business plans to ensure the success of the company. He has previously served as Chairman of the Board of another non-profit organization. Carl has a degree in Engineering Operations from N.C. State University.
Vice Chairman (vacant)
President / Executive Director (interim Secretary) – Kym Nixon
Kym co-founded Changing Destinies Ministry in January 2013. Her work history consists of 24-years in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and an instructor for 11-years at two Naval training facilities. After retirement, she was then employed by the Army as a contract instructor for eight years. She has an M.Ed in e-learning Technology and Design from Jones International University. As the mother of a trafficking survivor, she brings personal experience and insights to the organization.
Assistant Executive Director – Iris Kelly-Wallace
Iris has spent the last thirty years working in residential settings with individuals that have mental disorders or intellectual disabilities, unaccompanied minors, foster children, and sex trafficked teenagers. She has worked in various capacities as a direct support professional, residential counselor, program coordinator, human resources trainer/recruiter, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Specialist. She has earned an AAS in Criminal Justice, BIS - Public and Nonprofit Administration and MS in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior. She possesses a wealth of knowledge regarding trauma informed care and has been trained in the faith based trauma informed care model called Sanctuary. Most importantly, she hopes her faith and walk with Christ to show the vulnerable and exploited residents that their pain can be replaced with the joy of the Lord.
Secretary – (vacant)
Treasurer – Jamila Baker
Mila has extensive background in the financial industry. For the last decade, she has served as a Financial Wellness Consultant in her community promoting financial wellness programs and financial education. She is also a survivor of domestic violence and addiction, which has given her a passion to help others.
Board Member – Joanna Coxe
Joanna graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She spent 9 years teaching in various classroom settings before coming becoming Director of Children’s Ministries at her church. She developed and lead a program that served over 250 children. She is very passionate about helping families grow in their faith and providing resources for them. She has been married for 31 years and set an outstanding example to others as a pastor’s wife.
Board Member – Cameron Dew
Bio to come soon.
Board Member – Mamie LeGrand
Mamie has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications, with a minor in Business Administration from the University of NC at Pembroke. She has twenty plus years of management experience in the non-profit arena. Mamie is the Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator/Housing Specialist Self-Sufficiency Coordinator with Sandhills Community Action Program, Inc. She links families with affordable housing, resources and services that empower self-sufficiency. With a heart to serve, she leads a prayer team at Grace Church and is also a team leader for 4-H (Dare to be Different) youth group.
Board Member – Kathy Newcomb
Kathy has a B.S. in math and education along with a Masters in Psychology and Philosophy -Critical and Creative Thinking. She spent 15-years in education as a teacher and an administrator. She then opened her own business as an Interior Designer. Kathy analyzed her clients’ needs, creating plans and specifications in accordance with the timeline and budget. Kathy grew up in the Boston area, moved to Florida, and then had extensive travels as she went with her husband to Singapore and Hong Kong for four years. Today, Kathy is very active in the community participating in many organizations with various responsibilities helping to make the world a blessing for all. She is currently serving as CDM's Fund Raising and Development Director.
Board Member – Glen Webb
In October 2020, Glen Webb was appointed Chief of Police for the Village of Pinehurst. He began his career with the Town of Tarboro, NC in 1999. In 2004 Glen was hired by the Greenville, NC Police Department where he would serve the next 14 years in various capacities including: Patrol, Special Victims Unit, Homicide Detective, and Patrol Sergeant. He also served that community as a Pitt County Commissioner, winning three terms, including stints as Chairman and Vice-Chairman. Glen also served statewide as President of the NC Association of County Commissioners and nationwide as Chair of the Law Enforcement Sub-Committee and Vice-Chair of the Justice Committee for the National Association of Counties. In December of 2018, he was hired by the Village of Pinehurst as Deputy Chief of Police and elevated to Chief of Police following the retirement of Chief Earl Phipps in 2020. Chief Webb holds an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Pitt Community College, a Bachelor of Science in North Carolina Public Leadership from East Carolina University, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He is also a graduate of the 89th session of the Administrative Officers Management Program (AOMP) at NC State University, the 3rd Session of the Advanced Leadership Corps at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the 286th Session of the FBI National Academy.
Changing Destinies Ministry
P.O. Box 3662,
Pinehurst, NC 28374