our story

Pastor Brian and his wife Anna, sensing God’s call to plant a church in Ventura county California, moved their family to the Oxnard plane in June of 2008. Having no contacts, or even a place to meet, the Leversee’s began reaching out into the local community meeting one family at a time.

It was not long before the first Bible studies began to take place inside the Leversee’s rented town home. The Bible studies grew from just a handful of people in the beginning, to completely filling up the house and even the garage. It quickly became evident that a more suitable location was needed for the new and growing church.

In September of 2008, the newly formed Horizon Baptist Church held it’s first service at La Mariposa Elementary School in Camarillo, California. It was there that we began to expand the work and vision of the church by adding more people and ministries. Under the leadership of Pastor Leversee, the church continued to grow and develop even as they migrated between several impermanent locations. In the fall of 2010, God blessed Horizon Baptist Church with a more permanent location that had enough space to adequately meet the congregation’s needs.

Today we continue with one passion: To grow in the grace and knowledge of God. We are a place where the Word of God is taught, people are loved, and our community can find real hope. We are excited to be Horizon Baptist Church and we invite you to come and be part of the story.