New church set to start in Rutherglen
When David York was younger, he admits his life was a mess.
He was in and out of jail constantly, and had no idea what to do.
Then he found a purpose in life through his faith, and now he hopes to help others make the same journey.
David (27) is involved in the Destiny Church, which will be starting in Rutherglen in October.
The church already meet in locations throughout Glasgow and Stirling, and will now expand into Rutherglen, starting on October 11 at Reuther Hall.
The day before that, Saturday, October 10, will see the group hold a Church In The Street session on Rutherglen Main Street.
Bringing the church to Rutherglen is something that Melrose Court man David has been keen to do for some time.
He said: “I’ve been involved with Destiny for the past two- and- a- half or three years, and it’s something I’ve wanted to have come here for a while.
“We’ll be on the Main Street on October 10, with worship, songs and stories.
“The stories are something that can make people think - I was a tearaway when I was younger and went to prison aged 16. “I was in and out of jail after that. “I was probably notorious in Rutherglen when I was growing up and my life was a mess.
“But I found God - I prayed to Him to show me a sign that he existed and He brought people into my life who made a difference to me and helped me.
“I attended bible school and it’s helped me find a purpose
“Destiny are a welcoming church that welcome everybody and can help them - no matter who you are and what you have done.”
David also believes the church can offer a fresh, modern approach to worship that can help others.
And he hopes that taking to the streets, like they will do on the Main Street on October 10, can also make a difference.
He added: “We’ re a nondenominational church, and we are a modern church in how we approach everything.
“People are welcoming when we go out and speak to them, even when it’s a Saturday afternoon.
“People are always interested in stories, there’s music and we will pray for those that are ill.
“There are a lot of misconceptions about God, because a lot of people think that He is an angry God.
“But He is a loving God, and that is what we try to tell people.”
The Destiny Church will meet at Reuther Hall every Sunday from
He brought people into my life who made a difference to me and helped me”
Message David York on Rutherglen Main Street this week