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Whether you’re new to church, have been a Christian for many years, or are looking for a fresh start, you’re welcome here. Our hope is to give you a place where you experience a fresh, enjoyable connection to God and a community of people.
We keep our focus simple so we can have the biggest impact possible. Everything we do as a church is filtered through our focus on helping every person live the full life for which God created all of us.
John Raymond is the founding pastor of New Horizon Church. August 29, 2005 was the day New Horizon had set their official Vision Casting Sunday to launch as a church. Hurricane Katrina happened on August 28, 2005, just one day before. Much of the area suffered massive damages and the building New Horizon was set to meet in was now 5 feet under water. Despite the confusion and despair during such a hard time for this area, God remained sovereign and provided us the opportunity to move into our current building. Pastor John's vision to build a dynamic ministry for the Kingdom never stopped. The building was completely gutted after having 5 feet of water inside and years of repair work began.
After a fresh launch in April of 2014, New Horizon has tripled in size and is known for its life-giving culture and focus on leading people to an intimate relationship with God.
John has a passion for building a complete ministry that can provide spiritual growth for every person locally and globally. After a 6-year process, New Horizon is the owner of The Bridge Radio 88.7 FM which reaches the entire Gulf-South Region and streams live to the entire globe. Lakeside Christian Academy is now open for enrollment to provide a Christian education to students from preschool to 12th grade.
John and his wife Liz have three children (John Derek, Monica & Benjamin.)