THE STORY OF HORIZON
Horizon Community Church started in 1975 at the Ramada Inn (now the Nyberg Woods Shopping Center) in Tualatin, Oregon. The pioneering pastors had a vision for it to be a Bible-based, Spirit-led, genuine, authentic group of Christ-followers who would reach out to others with the love of God. Within two years, the church had grown at such a rapid rate that it became obvious that a permanent location was necessary.
God led the people to purchase the Sagert Farm in Tualatin, still the location of our elementary and middle school. Here they took an existing barn and remodeled it to become the first building for the church. Through the years, the church body added on to that building and started an elementary school as the Spirit of God made it obvious that this church would lead in the community by providing a safe place for children to attend school. The vision for the school included a place for students to grow spiritually and academically.
Eventually the church and school would grow at such a rapid rate that the Sagert campus had to be expanded to accommodate hundreds of believers in the church and hundreds of students as well.
The growing fellowship would soon start on another adventure to secure land at another location and build again. God spoke to our pastor first and said that he wanted to, “Build a great high school to glorify My name.” This new endeavor that the Lord sent Horizon Community Church on would bring about many remarkable miracles as the Lord brought provision to validate His will. Today we have a second, larger campus where our church, high school and pre-school/daycare meet, located on forty acres on Boones Ferry Road in Tualatin.
The story of Horizon Community Church is a great God adventure, in which the people have trusted God and followed by faith in an effort to help others become followers of Jesus. Thousands of people have come to know Christ in the years of the church’s existence and hundreds of people have answered the call of God to give their lives in ministry for the sake of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom.
There is nothing like being a part of something bigger and more important than you are. If you are looking for a home church, we invite you to become part of the next exciting chapter that God is writing for Horizon Community Church.
“God wants you to know that you are uniquely created and He has a special purpose for your life. He wants to touch you with His love and encourage you to embrace the great things He has planned for you. Reach out to Jesus. As you follow Him, you will experience great blessings.”
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ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO FOLLOW JESUS WITH THEIR WHOLE HEART
Our country is in crisis. Too often, we are faced with the sins of racism and injustice in our society that Christians must respond to in word and deed.
In August 1989, The General Council of the Assemblies of God, of which Horizon Community Church is part of, adopted its “Resolution on Racism.” The Executive Presbytery of the Assemblies of God, redoubled our Fellowship’s commitment to the course of action laid out by that historic resolution.