Our Story

Tim & XeniaOnce upon a time, there was a young couple who had a dream to leave South Africa with their two small children and start a church on the other side of the world.

They said good-bye to their homeland and everything familiar, and said hello to . . . New Zealand, over 11,000 kilometres away. In 1996 Tim and Xenia’s dream became a reality when their extended family began meeting around their living room coffee table. Horizon Church was born!

In just one month, they outgrew their home and relocated to a nearby kindergarten. As the church continued to expand, they transitioned to larger venues at various schools until it became apparent they were going to need their own space. In a miraculous turn of events, they managed to secure the LAST block of land available in all of Ellerslie.

2004 saw the current building completed and Horizon has met there ever since.

Through the years, God has blessed the work to a point where we now have a large and wonderful family who are hungry and thirsty to encounter the King. We would love to have you as part of our story.

To be continued . . .