Pastor Chris Powell is the founder and leader of Destiny International Christian Church. After serving for several years at a local church in the Birmingham area, God gave Pastor Chris the vision for DICC. He is a man who has a deep love for God, his family and his fellow man. Pastor Chris has a God given assignment to bring unity to the Body of Christ regardless of denomination. He is the founder of Abundant Living Ministries, which is an outreach ministry that serves the Birmingham area. He is a graduate of Alabama State University with a degree in criminal justice. He also is a graduate of Faith Chapel Christian Center's Leadership Development Institute and he holds a diploma from Integrity Bible Institute. In June 2014, Pastor Chris received a proclamation from the City of Lafayette, Alabama for his ministry work in that area.