Halene Giddens is the First Lady of Destiny Christian Center. She and her husband of 31 years, Dr. Jesse Giddens, along with their two children, Brittney Halene Marie and Jonathan David, have lived in the High Desert for several years. The two of them have been in full-time ministry together for 17 years.


Pastor Halene is a licensed and ordained minister of the gospel. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies from the Speak the Word School of Ministry in 1996, her Master’s Degree in Theology from the Institute of Teaching God’s Word in 1998, and her Doctorate of Ministry from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology in 2005. She, along with her husband, Dr. Jesse Giddens, completed the Sonship School of the Firstborn under the tutelage of Bishop Nathaniel and Pastor Valerie Holcomb in 2007.


She is a sought after speaker at women’s conferences, seminars, and churches. She is anointed and has been appointed to speak the Word in due season to them that are weary. Pastor Halene also established the Women With Destiny (WWD) Ministry, which is geared towards the spiritual health and development of Christian women.


She says, “It is a privilege and honor to be able to share the awesome Word of God with God’s people.” Most importantly she truly loves the one she preaches about, and that is Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God.

One thing she can say about her life is that she has learned to trust in the Lord her God and encourages others to seek and sustain an intimate walk with Christ. Pastor Halene has taken great pleasure in the raising of her two children and she especially enjoys being along side her husband

in ministry and wouldn’t have it any other way.