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David Horner

David Horner is Senior Pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC

Sorted by Year: 1981

David is the founding pastor of Providence, which was established October 1, 1978, and he has served as the senior pastor ever since. A native of Graham, NC, he received a Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University and holds a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

David has authored four books, including Firmly Rooted, Faithfully Growing, which is devoted to equipping churches for principle-based ministry, Dad's Words of Wisdom, a weekly devotional for fathers and sons, and A Practical Guide for Life and Ministry, which offers help for people in ministry who are trying to maintain a biblical balance in their lives. Most recently published is When Missions Shapes the Mission, which helps churches refocus to make missions a priority and which gives them practical tools to make the transition.

David speaks once or twice a year overseas in various missions contexts, equipping other pastors and Christian leaders in effective biblical leadership. He and his wife, Cathy, have been married since 1973 and have three grown sons, Jeff (married to Elizabeth), Scott (married to Meredith) and Jon (married to Meghan) and three grandsons.