About Our Pastor

Pastor Jim Brown is an avid believer that the Bible holds all truth for our lives today and is as valid today as it was when Jesus walked the earth. The Lord has given Jim the vision of teaching the Word of God in such a way that each and every person can find the heart of God for their lives through Jesus.

In 1998, Jim experienced Calvary Chapel and expository Bible teaching for the first time at Calvary Chapel Gwinnett in Georgia. This "verse by verse" method met Jim and his wife Yvette right where they were and their Christian walk changed and grew dramatically as they grew in grace and the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

In 2001, the Lord called Jim to begin teaching a Bible study at work 5 days per week. In this continual study-teach cycle, God truly revealed Himself to Jim in marvelous ways and in 2002 the Lord called Jim to street evangelism. This took Jim and his family over much of the Atlanta area as he preached in the subways and open air amphitheatres, in the crowds of rock concerts and outside of bars and clubs.

In 2003, the Lord moved Jim and his family to Plant City Florida to "Learn of Jesus who is meek and lowly of heart (Matt 11:29)". Jim then came to bring a "new start" to an existing Calvary that had been without a pastor for approximately a year in May 2004. Along with him came the new name of Calvary Chapel on the Horizon in June 2007.

Since that time, Jim has been ministering to people, "one life at a time", as he seeks to serve God and this congregation by loving them and teaching them and making them the best fed "sheep" in the city.

Feel free to contact pastor Jim at: jim@calvarychapel-horizon.org