Damon Horton

Reach Fellowship, California
Lead Church Planter
Long Beach California
Reach Fellowship
July 29

About My Family

Elicia and I have been married for 15 years. We have three children: Bella (14), Lola (10) and D.A. Jr. "Duce" (4).

The Lord saved me at the age of 15 and within a year began allowing me grace to preach the gospel and engage in the work of evangelism nine months after my conversion. Since 1996, He has extended mercy to me to help see thousands of people profess faith in Christ. In 2007, He called me to pastor, and I was ordained by Mt. Washington Baptist Church.

Our family has enjoyed transitioning to the Greater Los Angeles area and call the Long Beach area home. We consider it a privilege to have been by called to join Jesus on His mission to see lostness reduced and disciples produced in our area.

About My Church Plant

I was blessed to serve as a pastor/planter in Kansas City for more than five years before beginning work with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) in 2013. While I was on staff at NAMB, He impressed upon Elicia's heart and mine to take the step of faith of moving to Los Angeles to help plant the gospel and see Reach Fellowship become the fruit of such effort. To this end we're walking by faith as our Lord continues to build His church through the saints with whom we're living in community.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.


For churches as they prepare to send out missionaries and chaplains to push back lostness in North America. For receptive hearts among the people in communities where these missionaries and chaplains will serve. For churches and individuals to partner with missionaries and chaplains and to give of their time and talents. For the Father to send more workers into His harvest to join these missionaries.


Connect as a Sending Church or a Supporting Church with a missionary’s work. Commit to long-term mission support with your missionary partner. Be involved in supporting missionaries and their families. Pray for missionaries.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit sendnetwork.com/PlanterFunding for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.