Our Pastors play an important role at Horton Baptist Church. Get to know them a little by reading below.

Lead Pastor

stephen moore


Pastor Stephen grew up in rural Iowa. He received his Bachelor's degree from Faith Baptist Bible College in 2004, and his Master's degree from Faith Baptist Seminary in 2005. He is married to Ellen, whom he met in college. They have four sons and one daughter; Samuel, Benjamin, Jeriah, Isaiah, and Emma. Pastor Stephen began his ministry at Horton Baptist Church in 2008.

Associate Pastor

James Livingston


Pastor James grew up near Dysart, Iowa. He is married to Desirae, and they have four children: Caleb, Natalie, Madeline, and Benjamin. Pastor James answered the call to ministry in the summer of 2017. He started his ministry as Associate Pastor at Horton Baptist Church in the fall of 2017 and is currently obtaining his Master of Arts in Religion from Faith Baptist Theological Seminary. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, and carpentry work.