Alexander Hanevich

Horizon Community Church, Pennsylvania

Lead Church Planter
Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Horizon Community Church
November 7

About My Family

My wife, Darby, and I were introduced to each other by my sister. My sister had met Darby while on a missions trip in Ireland where Darby was serving. After a few years of friendship, I worked up the courage to ask her out, and we were married in 2013. Even when we were dating, Darby knew that my passion was to plant a church in the Northeast Region and, as a former staff member of the North American Mission Board in Alpharetta, Ga., God had developed in her a love of church planting even before we met. Darby loves cooking and crafting, and I love reading and board games. Together, we love seeing God work in the hearts of people in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

About My Church Plant

Our church is centered in Bryn Mawr, a suburb of Philadelphia just outside the city limits. We are moments away from downtown via a regional rail line that cuts through our town. Bryn Mawr is home to five institutes of higher education, including Villanova University, which has more than 10,000 students. Our passion is for our church to reach and equip the locals, but we are also passionate about the college students as they graduate and move throughout the country. By discipling students here, we have an opportunity to impact the entire nation.

NAMB Church Planting

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Support the Local Ministry of

Alexander Hanevich

Ministry Fund ID 010264-Hanevich,Alex
This contribution is made with the understanding that The North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Inc. has complete control and administration over the use of the donated funds, and gifts received above the specific need will be used in similar areas where the need is greatest.


Pray for an affordable, sustainable meeting space, as meeting space is very expensive and not very open to churches where we are. Pray for God to continue to grow our church, our small groups and discipleship groups. Pray for God to move among us to see more people saved and baptized this year.


Help support our church plant until we reach self-sustainability. Send a missions team to help us build trust within the community. Donate or purchase items we need for our church services. Join our prayer team, and pray for us daily.
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Fund ID: 010264-Hanevich,Alex