Ministry Staff

Rev. Joe Surin

 Senior Pastor & Head of Staff

A Midwesterner originally from the Chicago area, Joe brings a unique blend of experiences and gifts to Horizon. He was ordained 17 years ago and has served churches as pastor, head of staff, executive pastor, and a variety of specific roles.

Most recently, Joe has been the Director of Family Ministries for "The Spring", a sister church in the new ECO denomination. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts in 2008.

Joe lives in Tempe with his wife Debbie and sons Peter & Matthew, who are students at Tempe Preparatory Academy. Debbie is finance director for a church near their home.