Pastor John P. Gardner is a native of Houston, Texas. He is the founder of New Destiny Bible Fellowship Church (NDBFC) located in Humble, Texas. He sincerely believes in educating and equipping the people of God, so they can reach their full potential in Christ. The goal of his ministry is to preach and teach the Good News of Jesus Christ to every person regardless of their physical, socioeconomic or mental state.
He believes that God can change anyone from the inside out. Pastor Gardner not only cares for and embraces the responsibility of leading the NDBFC flock of believers, in addition, God has bestowed the awesome gift of teaching upon him. After obtaining a Bachelor and Master of Science in Mathematics from Prairie View A&M University, Pastor Gardner has served for the past 20 years with the State of Texas currently as Faculty staff and Instructor of Mathematics at Prairie View A&M University.
Pastor Gardner has profound compassion for the less fortunate and our youth. He has created the New Destiny Outreach Center that is designed to provide public assistance to families in the surrounding Houston areas. Outreach efforts have included ministering and meeting the needs of the homeless, volunteering at youth shelters and providing back-to-school supplies to needy children in the community.
Pastor Gardner and his wife, Idonia L. Gardner, have five teenage children and live in Houston, Texas. First Lady Gardner is a devoted help-mate to Pastor Gardner and a humble yet distinguished woman in her own right. Gardner earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She went on to earn a Master of Public Service from the UA Clinton School of Public Service and a Juris Doctorate of Law from the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, graduating with honors and distinction. Lady Gardner has devoted her life’s work to public and community service as well. Pastor & Mrs. Gardner invites you to come fellowship with us at New Destiny Bible Fellowship Church!