About me


EFL sail logoEquipped for Life
is a blog designed to offer observations on life from a biblical perspective. Through my own articles and posts from others, I hope to provide helpful thoughts to those who desire more of Christ!  If you benefit from what you find here, please pass it on to others and share the link with as many as you would like.  Also, I would love to receive comments and thoughts from you about what I include and suggestions about other things you might like to see.  The overall purpose of the site is captured by the name I have given it–to equip and encourage followers of Jesus Christ for a life that grows to maturity and conforms to His image.

In addition to that noble purpose, this blog will also provide an outlet for my own photography which currently remains hidden away on my computer.  This outlet will give me a way to publish my favorite shots–even if they are viewed by a small number, that is more than they are now!  Hope you enjoy them!  As a fun aside, I will also be putting videos up which are intended to inspire, amuse or encourage since I am always finding things on YouTube I want share with others!

Education:  Wake Forest University, BA, 1974; Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, M. Div. 1977.  Currently in PhD studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, anticipating graduation in 2017.

Books Published:  Firmly Rooted, Faithfully Growing, 2003; Dad’s Words of Wisdom, 2004; A Practical Guide for Life and Ministry, 2008; When Missions Shapes the Mission, 2011; contributed to devotional book, Directions:  Daily Devotions for Your Journey, 2002.

Bio Info:  My name is David Horner.  Until the end of 2015, I pastored Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC.  With twelve other couples we started the church in 1978 and served there as pastor for thirty-seven plus years.  I grew up in Graham, NC, went for undergraduate studies to Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, then on to prepare for pastoral ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in S. Hamilton, Massachusetts.  Most recently, in 2015 I began the pursuit of a PhD at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and in 2016 began a new ministry called Equipped for Life.  My wife Cathy and I married in 1973 and have three wonderful sons married to three amazing daughters-in-law and five awesome grandchildren.

Here are some photos of our family…

Version 2
Christmas 2015

(Click on a picture to enlarge.)


3 thoughts on “About me

    Val Clark said:
    January 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    I really like the family pictures. May God continue to bless all of you!

    Lorie Goins said:
    January 11, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Family is such a joy. I love the pictures of you and Cathy with your grandsons. I can see where each of them gets their eyes.

    Monty & Bridget Brown said:
    September 10, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Welcome to blog land Pastor Horner. We look forward to the wisdom you will share.

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