About Us

“Come As You Are To Meet Jesus As He Is”

The word “Sanctuary” has a two-fold meaning for us:

1.  Safe Place
The Sanctuary is a safe place to experience the heart of God and personality of Jesus.  It is a place of grace-filled community where you can be honest about your doubts, fears, and any other question of life.
2.  The power of God’s Presence
The Sanctuary is a place of power that transforms the negatives of life physically, emotionally, economically, and socially.  Reviving all areas of life back to God’s original plan and purpose is our goal.  Re-presenting Jesus in attitude and action is our vision and mission.

The Sanctuary is a melting pot of diverse ethnic and economic peoples.  We are non-traditional in format with Jesus Christ as the hero of our story.

Many large churches have coffee shops in them.  We are the church that gathers in a coffee shop (Solid Rock Cafe in The Center @ 1411 Brady, Davenport, IA)

Please check out our website to find out more.  If you live in the Quad Cities area, we look forward to your visit with us!

We believe that the Bible is God’s word (2Timothy 3:16-17).
We believe that the Bible is alive and can positively transform lives today (Hebrews 4:12).
We’re convinced that the Bible is historically accurate (Luke 1:1-4) and that most modern translations are true to the earliest copies of the original writings. We use many different translations of the Bible, but we’d especially recommend the NIV, the NASB, the ESV and the NKJV.

We believe in God We believe that God is the Creator and Sustainer of all things (Genesis 1:1, Acts 17:28, Hebrews 11:3).

We believe that God is revealed in scripture as Trinity: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 9:6, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14).
We believe that God took on human flesh (Philippians 2:6-8, John 14:8-9), was born to the virgin Mary (Isaiah 7:14), came in order to save people (Matthew 1:21, John 3:16). We believe Jesus was at the same time fully Divine and fully human.

We believe that only because of Jesus’ death and resurrection people can be forgiven and have eternal life.
We believe that Jesus is the only Saviour of mankind (John 14:6, Acts 4:12), because He was the only one qualified to die on our behalf (2 Corinthians 5:21).

“Christ is the Son of God. He died to atone for men’s sin, and after three days rose again. This is the most important fact in the universe. I die believing in Christ.” (Watchman Nee – a note found under his pillow, in prison, at his death)

We believe that today Jesus is the Lord and King, seated at the right hand of the Father in heaven and has all authority over everyone and everything in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18, Revelation 19:16).
We believe that one day Jesus will return, that He will judge all people and that He will cause there to be a new heavens and a new earth (Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 21:1).

We believe that God desires for His church to be the greatest thing on planet earth (Daniel 2:35).
We believe that it’s through the church that God’s blessing will spread to all people (Matthew 28:18-20, Genesis 12:3).

“Collective action is different from individual action, both harder to get going and, once going, harder to stop.” (Clay Shirky)

We are charismatic We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer (Romans 8:9).
We believe that the baptism with the Holy Spirit is typically a separate experience from a person’s conversion (Acts 2:1-4, Acts 8:14-20, Acts 9:17-18, Acts 10:44-48, Acts 19:2-7).
We believe that the Holy Spirit comes to empower us to witness (Acts 1:8), to see miracles like Jesus did (John 14:11-13) and to operate in supernatural gifts (1 Corinthians 12:8-10)

These are just some of the exciting truths that have transformed our lives.
If you’d like to become a member of Destiny Church you’d be welcome to join us on our “According to the Pattern” course which unpacks many of these truths and investigates many other great themes in the Bible.

The core of our values is found in The Sanctuary Church’s Vision and Mission is…

…a revival of personal faith leading to community transformation by rediscovering, and restoring the core values of God’s Kingdom on the Earth.  Our focus in doing so is further described in our own unique expression of the following five core value statements:


  • Experiencing a Dynamic Friendship with God Which Affects Everyday Living


  • Living, Modeling & Imparting a Naturally Supernatural Lifestyle


  • Practicing Relationships Over Issues


  • Experiencing Personal Freedom and Gifting to Express the Imagination and Creativity of God


  • Influencing All Levels of Society with God’s Presence, Plans, and Purposes

The Vision of Our Mission is Revival:
“The personal, regional, and global expansion of God’s Kingdom through His manifest presence”

Sanctuary Senior Team