Reaching New Horizons!

New Horizons Christian Ministries have come to help the elderly and confined in Nursing Home and Assisted Living Care Facilities experience the awesome power of God through the preaching and teaching of the gospel. Residents, families and resident staff receive knowledge from our Lord Jesus Christ for daily living. They will be taught spiritual morals and values that they will be proud to pass on to the new generation of believers. Let us come and worship! Let us help you reach New Horizons!

A Forgotten People

So many of God’s people have been obedient to God and performed services in their churches and communities. Too often once reaching a certain age, life presents them with unforeseen challenges resulting in inactive members of organizations they once loved. Many times because of illness or injury they find themselves placed in long term care facilities. Their normality of life’s liberties is severely limited. They receive the human necessities, food, shelter etc., but their spiritual needs are often overlooked. Many times where their spiritual needs are concerned they only end up on the SICK & SHUT IN list of the church they once attended. Often times due to the economic conditions and other obligations family members become too busy to interact with their love ones. Many churches as they expand in growth become less and less motivated to evangelize the special need Christians. The spiritual loneliness is heartbreaking. Their cries fall on death ears. The reality is for many elderly and confined, the nursing home is HOME!

Why Are We Reaching Out?

Why Are We Reaching Out?HEBREWS 11:25, “Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God; than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.”
We choose to suffer with the people of God, their heartaches, pains; depression and loneliness are all things that can be remedied with the Fruit of the Spirit!


How Do We Bridge The Gap?

How Do We Bridge The Gap?James 1:27 “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction!”  Matthew 25:38-40 “When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?  And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

Dr Kenneth Curry

“The steps of a Good man are ordered by the Lord! Psalm 37:23”

As a young child being the second eldest son of six other siblings, I can remember growing up poor but we never knew it because our parents made life easier to bear by making it fun. As I look back I see their true struggles trying to take care of seven children on a meager income.  My father and mother worked very hard to take care of the family.  Although we had our struggles as many families do, my parents always made sure we were in church on Sunday morning. We always attended church because my grandfather was the pastor.  Grandfather became one of the great pillars in helping direct my life. I remember hearing him preach ground shaking messages.  You could feel the excitement in the air.  This made me hungrier for God’s word. Each time our family would go to visit our grandparents; I would sit at my grandfather’s feet and ask him questions about the bible.

As children we would always play church and for some reason I would always have a need to be the pastor.  I would mimic the things I had seen my grandfather do at church and my siblings and cousins would be the congregation. As a young man at the age of 18, I began to feel of calling of God to ministry. I have heard people say, they ran from the ministry, but I can honestly say I ran towards the ministry. I was licensed to preach in 1983 and at that time I had no idea the journey God was about to take me on. I joined the U.S. Army which took me to places like Fort Sill, OK, then to Germany and Korea.  Exercising my gift of ministry, I teamed up with church planters and missionaries throughout my travels.

Unfortunately in 1989, I was injured during a field exercise which caused me to be medically discharged from the Army.  God began to redirect my career path and I became involved with technology.  At the time, I would’ve never thought that God would have allowed me to be exposed to many people and places.  God took me in 14 years from being a cable installer to working as a Program Manager in the federal government in Washington DC.

I continued preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and was ordained in 1994.  I have received several formal degrees in ministry over the years. I have had many great men and women of God mentors as I served in different denominations.  Although I grew up in a denominational church, I have never been one who was comfortable with traditional ministry.  God began to give me a greater vision for the ministry.  It dawned on me as I was reading the scriptures concerning Jesus instructions to His disciples who were fishing and caught nothing. Jesus told them to cast their nets on the other side! Jesus was telling those disciples and myself as well to throw the nets into that place that people would not think to look, that place that many have forgotten and there is abundance there. God turned on a light in my mind as he took me to Psalm 71:9, “Cast me not off in the time of old age, forsake me not when my strength faileth!” Seniors were the forgotten people and God was calling me to reach His special Christians. I realized that God had exposed me to many things in the past to prepare me for such a time as this.  God has given us the chance to truly embrace the great commission as we take His word to every creature in every place we visit. We have adopted the motto, “No Child of God Left Behind!” At times our plight is difficult but fulfilling as we see lives being touched by God’s word. Often we see God’s special Christians who for a time become reclusive because of loneliness, but many times just a word from God can bring them alive again when we show God’s love. We now look back and see that everything we experienced in our personal lives was preparing us for such a time as this. We realize that God’s seniors need this ministry more than ever now as they are very quickly becoming the outcast of society. We are proud to be able to serve God in this way and look forward to what the future may bring.