Destiny Alive Church is a "Friend" and a part of the Southern Cross Association of Churches. Southern Cross is a growing network of ministries located primarily across the Southern Hemisphere in Australia/New Zealand, Africa and South America. The network was formed in Perth, Australia in 1999, by Apostle John McElroy (and former leader of ACAL - the Australian Coalition of Apostolic Leaders), to bring together Christian leaders for building relationship, encouragement, and providing resources to advance the kingdom of God on earth. Notably, Destiny Alive Church as a believer in the rise of the "latter-day" church (Joel 2:23; Acts 2) being founded on the foundation of Apostles and Prophets (Eph. 2:20), strongly believes that it is vitally important to be under the covering of an Apostle. As such, John is a very good example of a modern-day Apostle whom we have the privilege of being under as a covering, inspiration, mentor, and father in the faith through Southern Cross. Since its inception, Southern Cross has grown to include over 200 ministries in nearly 30 nations, including some in the Northern Hemisphere. It also has links with other international Christian networks including Global Legacy, Global Awakening, Iris Ministries, Morning Star, Esperanta, Peace, Agape, Link NZ, and the International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders. Southern Cross is officially recognised by the Australian Government as a Christian denomination.