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Ben Tankard is founder and senior pastor of Destiny Center, Inc. in Murfreesboro, TN with a vision to develop satellite churches in Florida and Kentucky.

Formerly a Pro Basketball Player, Ben Tankard’s teaching ministry was jump-started by a prophetic word and an anointing by Dr. Creflo A. Dollar Jr. He received the vision for Destiny Center in 2000. The ministry is one of the fastest growing churches in Middle Tennessee and has partners worldwide including Kenya, Nigeria and the Philippines.  Ben Tankard is truly setting the standard for excellence in ministry.

Recognized for his cutting-edge revelation and humorous, pragmatic approach, Ben Tankard completed his faith studies with Rhema Bible College (Kenneth Hagin) and Crenshaw Christian Center School of Ministry (Dr. Fred Price).  He also holds an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from St Thomas Christian College. He is a member of Dr. Jerry Savelle’s Presidential Cabinet for Jerry Savelle Ministries International.  His teachings have enabled thousands to experience restoration, healing, and financial breakthrough as a result of applying simple, biblical principles to their lives.

Tankard is a world-renowned Bible teacher, a much sought-after musician, and bestselling author. He is widely recognized as the “Godfather of Gospel Jazz,” is the recipient of ten Stellar Awards and multiple Dove and Grammy nominations. He is the author of the several books, including:  Faith It Til U Make It, Faith Worketh (If You do), and The Ancient Proverbs, which are a resources for people who are seeking change. These books will challenge, motivate, inspire and encourage you. His award-winning Gospel music has reached millions of homes in practically every country in the world.


In addition to his pastoral duties, Tankard also hosts monthly concerts and conventions throughout the U.S. and abroad. Ben and his wife, Jewel, have five children and live in Murfreesboro, TN and are under the spiritual covering of Dr. Rick Layton Pastor and Founder of Word of Faith Church International in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dr. Tankard is a visionary.  A man of integrity, he possesses a spirit of excellence.

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