Doug & Ellen Heck

Senior pastors

Doug and Ellen Heck minister from Seattle, Washington where they founded and pastor Horizon Church. They have seven children, most of whom have grown and now have families of their own.  All are involved in Horizon Ministries, leading and equipping others. 

Captured by a vision to befriend and disciple the nations, Doug and Ellen minister locally  as well as travel internationally to parent spiritual sons and daughters who oversee churches and ministries. They minister gentle encouragement with a prophetic wind that ignites fires and builds faith.  This has resulted in the founding of Horizon Ministries International, a network of multinational churches, as well as Horizon College of Ministry, a school for training ministers from all nations.


Kerry Smith

associate pastor

Kerry is a true born and raised Seattle native. She also raised her two kids here, who have blessed her with five grandchildren. Her passion is to open the way to freedom in Christ for those who feel "stuck" in their life journey. Kerry loves life! She has out lived the world's predictions, feels that being alive is a miracle of God and is grateful for every new day.



Dan Heck

Associate Pastor & Business administrator

Dan is the business administrator at Horizon Church. His passion is to see his generation pursue Christ and walk in freedom and wholeness. He loves restoration of all kinds, whether it be a of relationships and families or buildings and cars. He and his wife, Melissa live in West Seattle with their three kids.


Matt Heck

worship Pastor

Matt leads the worship ministry team at Horizon. He and his wife Joy live in Shoreline, Washington and own a house painting company. Matt is excited to continue growing "team" in worship and in business. They love seeing God in everyday life and living under his covering and peace. They rejoice in laying difficulties before the Lord, obeying His principles and living in victory.



ryan brown

children's pastor 

Ryan pastors the Children's Ministry at Horizon. His desire is that our kids know God and commit their lives to Him. He is excited to see strong foundations being built in them by the Word of God.

Ryan has lived in many different countries and has a passion for international ministry. He loves walking daily with the Lord and enjoys being outdoors.



Takako molgard 




Eric and Takako minister together at Horizon. Eric is a member of the Horizon Church Council and Takako pastors the Horizon Japanese Church. They have a passion to see people transformed into who God created them to be. They enjoy living the adventure of life with God everyday and meeting new people.

Marvin Barrera

Horizon Spanish church pastor

Marvin and his wife Betty have a passion to reach the hispanic community in the Greater Seattle area. They deeply desire to pursue the call of God on their lives and partner with Him to see the transforming power of the Holy Spirit change hearts and lives. They love and cherish their whole family and enjoy spending time together with them.


terry white

council treasurer


healing seattle director

Terry and Wendy have been at Horizon for over 20 years. They have raised their four kids here and have been blessed with two grandchildren. Terry currently serves on the council as treasurer but has also been involved in many other areas of ministry.  Together they lead Healing Seattle, a ministry devoted to praying for those seeking healing, physically, emotionally and spiritually. They value quality time with their family and enjoy reading, old movies and music.

sam Heck

Horizon MEDIA

lisa heck

horizon college of ministry administrator

Sam and Lisa are both born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Sam, as the Media Team Leader, is excited to provide resources for people to find healing and freedom in their lives. Lisa is the Administrator for Horizon College of Ministry. She has a passion for the presence of God and helping others mature in their walk with the Lord. They both love living in the favor of the Lord and seeing his blessings everyday.


Quaint doelger


Quaint loves people. She loves to harmonize with the Holy Spirit as she ministers by creating an atmosphere of worship through hospitality. She and her husband Tom live in Shoreline, Washington with their beloved chihuahua, Javier. She enjoys the boundless beauty of creation and hungers to know the heart of God more and more everyday.


Karen Bosch

Flags & dance Ministry

Karen and her husband Ethan live in Seattle with their two daughters. Karen is the leader of the Flags and Dance Ministry. She loves expressing God's glory and goodness in worship. They both have a heart for Seattle and love being a part of the Horizon Church family.


Walt mead


Walt and his wife Margaret are long time residents of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle. Walt is an encourager who loves to meet new people. He spends his time praying and ministering to the people of Seattle on the streets, in the church, and in the prisons. At Horizon, he enjoys the diversity of the people and the smiles of the children.



Larry burns


Everyone loves Larry. If you come on Sunday you are likely to be welcomed at the door by his friendly face. His kind and generous heart prompts him to help and love people no matter who they are. He is a great gift from the Lord to all of us at Horizon!


ken southcott

council member

Ken and his wife Elinor live in Renton, Washington with their two daughters. Ken is a member of the Horizon Church Council. They are also both actively involved in and support the Children's Ministry and Horizon College of Ministry. They are grateful for the many gifts from God in their lives: family, friends, laughter, and belonging to Him.



thomas kim

council member

Thomas and his wife Alice live in Bellevue, Washington with their little girl. They are passionate about seeing people coming into freedom and understanding who they are in Christ so they can walk in their destiny. They love God's presence and the abundant life that comes in walking with Him. They love spending time as a family, and enjoy traveling and exploring/trying new things.

yvonne courtright


Yvonne is the head of the Benevolence Ministry at Horizon Church, which prayerfully provides assistance to individuals with urgent needs. They believe in assisting people both spiritually and financially as the Lord leads. She lives in Seattle, Washington and has been a part of Horizon for over 10 years.