Pastor Leo Carlo Panlilio is one of the first fruits of the Students for Christ (SFC), a Christian youth organization in UP Los Banos started by Ed Pilapil Jr and several other students. The group was birthed in prayer and a deep love for Jesus. It was this intense desire to see revival in the campus that caused the ministry to grow to 300 strong. Pastor Carlo later on became the leader of that movement until he moved back to Metro Manila.
In February of 1998, he founded Destiny Church in Quezon City with his wife, Zhaleen. Eighteen years later, Destiny has expanded all around the Philippines and abroad with daughter churches in Baguio, Pangasinan, Davao, Cavite, Zamboanga, Bicol, Cebu, and Bali, Indonesia. He also leads a network of churches nationwide and helps other churches in nations like Indonesia, United Kingdom, and Thailand.