Jimmy Horsley

Reach Church, Idaho
Lead Church Planter
Idaho Falls Idaho
Reach Church
July 3

About My Family

I was born and raised in Georgia. GO DAWGS! I'm currently 38 years old. I accepted the call to preach eight years ago. I have served as a Sunday School teacher, a youth pastor and an associate pastor. I currently serve as pastor for Reach Church in Idaho Falls. I also work in information technology (IT) in the local school district.

My wife's name is Bonnie. She also works within the school district as a secretary. I have two sons. Dylan is 12, and Jax is 6. They both attend public school in Idaho Falls and love it. We enjoy outdoor activities, exploring, fishing, hunting, metal detecting and trail riding. We live on a small farm where we have blue spruce trees and goats.

About My Church Plant

We are serving the A.H. Bush community. This is a school that is at the center of the community. The community is on the west side of Idaho Falls. We have been doing a Bible study for about five months now. We look to continue the Bible study right up until we are ready to launch our church plant, Reach Church.

We use sports ministry as an outreach in the summer. Last year 26 folks from Georgia came out and helped us, and the turnout was really great. We are looking to continue to run a sports camp during the summers.

NAMB Church Planting

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