our team

Lead Pastor

Dema Barishnikov


Dema Barishnikov has pastored Destiny Christian Fellowship since it’s inception in September 2008.  Dema came to the Lord as the result of the mission work done by American missionaries in his home country of Ukraine. He has lived in the US since 1994 and has over 20 years of ministry experience.  Dema holds Master of Divinity (MDIV) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte NC and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL.  He also earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University.  Dema is married to his wife Michelle and they have a beautiful daughter Anna.  Dema’s passion is to help people discover their purpose in Christ and live out their God-given potential.