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Apostle John W. Horne., D.D
Powerful, compelling, and life changing: these are just of a few words that could used to describe the dynamic ministry of Apostle John W. Horne, Jr. As pastor of two of the most exciting churches in Austin and San Antonio, Texas, Apostle Horne is a humble visionary with an insatiable desire to fulfill God’s divine purpose for his life.
In 1976 Apostle John W. Horne was saved and filled with the Holy Ghost at Full Gospel Holy Temple of Forth Worth, Texas. After faithfully serving under the late Elder A. W. Holland and experiencing the phenomenal ministry of Apostle Lobias Murray (Overseer of Full Gospel Holy Temple Churches, Inc.), God called his dedicated servant to the pastoral ministry. Not knowing a single soul in Austin, Texas, Apostle Horne obeyed the voice of God and established the Full Gospel Holy Temple Church of Austin in June of 1985. The Lord truly blessed Apostle John W. Horne’s obedience, as souls were continuously added to the church.
In 2003, Apostle John W. Horne made another leap of faith by obeying God’s instructions to pant a Full Gospel Holy Temple in San Antonio, Texas. Both the Austin and San Antonio churches are part of the Full Gospel Holy Temple, Inc. family of churches, where Apostle Lobias and Dr. Shirley Murray are the founders and overseers.
Apostle Horne, a diligent and compassionate leader, fervently strives to help those in need. He and his beautiful wife of 36 years, First Lady Barbara J. Horne, are the president and vice-president of Austin We Care, a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing clothing, groceries, and toys to at least 100 families in need during the Christmas holiday season.
Apostle John W. Horne has also been recognized and received numerous awards from the community including: The Unsung Hero award from State Farm and KFIT Radio; recognition by state representatives Dawnna Dukes and Lloyd Doggett; Hometown Hero Award form KEYE 42 TV; Black Male Role Model Honoree by Austin’s Villager Newspaper; runner-up for Pastor of the Year by KFIT radio; National Registry of Who’s Who in executives and Professionals, and has been featured in Gospel Today as one of the World’s Most Loved Pastors.
Not only is Apostle John W. Horne as great preacher and loving humanitarian, but he is also a remarkable author of several books , including: Power Through Fasting and Prayer, God’s Way to Greatness, When Pillars Get weak, The Will of God Concerning You, and Keys to a Successful Ministry. Borne from adversity, these books were written to encourage, inspire, and offer spiritual guidance to those experiencing similar challenges in their Christian walk.
According to Psalm 75:6-7 – Promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. On July 22, 2006 during the Full Gospel Holy Temple Annual Holy Convocation, Austin and San Antonio F.G.H.T. joined their fellowship churches in celebrating the promotion of Pastor John W. Horne. to the office of a bishop by Apostle Lobias Murray for his faithful years of service and for working well within the ministry.
Subsequently, because of his hard work, dedication to God’s word and his people, and his faithfulness, Apostle John W. Horne was nominated for, and awarded, the Honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from St. Thomas Christian College of Jacksonville, Florida on February 22, 2009.
In September 2010, GOD assigned Apostle John W. Horne to an new kingdom assignment. With a new vision, and a new name chosen by GOD, Restoration Temple of Deliverance, Apostle John W. Horne and his lovely wife have launched forward aggressively to refocus, to restore, and maintain the standards of holiness
On July 9th 2012, John W. Horne was ordained to the office of Apostle by Apostle Darryl G. McCoy of Trumpet in Zion Ministries in Augusta Georgia.