Our Mission

Know God. Find Freedom. Discover Purpose. Make a Difference.

As followers of Jesus, we are called to live an abundant life. We believe that every single person has a purpose and can walk in freedom and confidence in Christ. Horizon Church is passionate about being a people who have a strong relationship with God that impacts the lives of those around us.


Lives are changed in the presence of God

Spiritual Growth

We will pursue becoming more and more like Jesus


We truly believe it is more blessed to give than to receive

God's House

We will invest our lives to build the church


We find strength and purpose through relationships


We believe life is a journey to be enjoyed


We seek to honor God and inspire others in everything we do


We will live for generational impact

God is Good

We believe God is always good in every season, situation and circumstance

Our City

We love our city and take responsibility for it

Our World

We will make a difference globally

Pastors Heath and Tamarah Montgomery

Lead Pastors

We believe there is nothing greater than a local community of believers worshiping together in God’s church. The mission of Horizon Church is to help people Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose and Make a Difference. We believe He can redeem any life, restore any heart, and revive any relationship for His glory. Not only because the Bible says so, but because we have seen God do it over and over again!

Horizon is a church where you can experience the love of Jesus. We believe your best days are still ahead and we invite you to join us as we pursue the presence of God together.

Blessings, Pastors Heath and Tamarah

Our Team


Heath Montgomery

Lead Pastor

Heath is a dynamic speaker and communicates the Bible in a relevant and real-life way. He uses stories to bring people into a knowledge of God’s goodness and freedom. Heath also owns and operates “Montgomery Real Estate Group," a successful local real estate practice in Reno-Sparks.


Tamarah Montgomery

Lead Pastor/Worship Pastor

Tamarah is passionate about creating opportunities for people to encounter the presence of God. Heath and Tamarah have been married for 27 years and love spending time and doing ministry with their three grown children.


Joshua Knudsen

Generations Pastor

Joshua is a creative and passionate speaker. He is intentional about helping young people know Jesus and proclaim His love and power to their friends and family. Joshua and Liana have been married since 2008 and have four children.


Liana Knudsen

Kids Pastor

Liana has a heart to bring children into encounters with Jesus that will last their whole lives. Liana is passionate about helping young people develop a love for God and for His house.


Ben Ridpath

Live Productions Pastor
Ben excels at creating atmospheres for people to encounter God through storytelling and creativity. Ben and Samantha, his amazing wife, have two sons. Ben also owns and operates “Ripdath Productions”, a regional cinematography company specializing in weddings and commercials.

Harrietta Basile

Outreach/City Ministries Pastor

Harrietta is passionate about servant leadership and helping people find freedom as they run their race in Christ. Harrietta has served as a teacher, coach, and minister in India and the United States.


Gabrielle Montgomery

Associate Youth Pastor/Social Media Manager

Gabrielle loves seeing teenagers encounter the reality of God and enjoys reaching Reno-Sparks with Horizon’s social media presence. She is also currently pursuing a business management degree at the University of Nevada, Reno.


Mike Kelly

Prayer Pastor

Mike lives a life of prayer and is passionate about praying for the pastoral team, church, and city.


Nancy Kelly

Counseling Pastor
Nancy is a gifted and gentle counselor who helps people find healing and freedom in the Lord.

Marla Dye

Office Administrator
Marla has a heart for the church and is passionate about serving others.

Jazmyn Baker

Little Kids Administrator
Jazmyn is passionate about creating a safe space where children can learn about Jesus, encounter His love, and have fun. Jazmyn is married to Kendrick and they have beautiful children.
Our Beliefs

Statement of Faith

As we live our lives following these core values and investing into the Kingdom of God, we believe God will build the local church to have an impact and make a difference.