Jim Stephenson

Senior Pastor

Jim Stephenson is the founding pastor of Horizon Church. His ministry has always been augmented by his lovely wife, Debra, whose gifts and grace have reached out to many people over the years.  They are the proud parents of two adult children and seven beautiful grandchildren. With an undergraduate degree in Music Education (Bob Jones University) and a graduate degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy (Northern Illinois University) Jim served several churches as director of music for the first 23 years of vocational life in the church. Upon completion of an M.Div. (Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte) and with the encouragement of Mission to North America, as well as Calvary Presbytery, he and a few visionary friends established Horizon Church. He counts it a great privilege to be leading a wonderful congregation on the greatest mission imaginable – “making, maturing and mobilizing committed followers of Jesus.”

Email Jim at Jim@horizonchurch.org


Favorite Books: (other than the all time best seller The Bible)
Mere Christianity  by C. S. Lewis
The Treasure Principle  by Randy Alcorn
The Book That Made Your World  by Vishal Mangalwadi
The Victory of Reason by Rodney Starck