Pastoral Team

Mike MacIntosh
For 36 years Mike has been the pastor of Horizon Christian Fellowship in San Diego, California. Over one hundred churches and para-church organizations have grown out of this congregation worldwide, as well as Horizon Christian Academy, a preschool through high school educational system that currently enrolls over 1,000 students.
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Phillip MacIntosh
Phillip has been a part of the Horizon family since birth, and a member of the pastoral team since 1999. After working for several years with the Youth Development International Crisis Hotline, and serving as the pastor of Horizon Eastgate, he currently oversees the office of Pastoral Care. He also assists in overseeing the various ministries at the church and teaches when Pastor Mike is traveling. Phillip also serves as a chaplain with the San Diego Harbor Police, Chula Vista Fire Department and Chula Vista Police Department. Phillip is married with three children. Email:

Sherwood Patterson
Sherwood has been part of the Horizon ministry team since 2001, serving as a home fellowship leader, American Red Cross Chaplain, and pastoral counselor. After graduating from the Horizon School of Evangelism in 2003, he and his wife, Sarah, were sent out from Horizon as cross cultural missionaries to help pastor and pioneer a church plant in Tokyo, Japan. Since returning from the mission field in 2009, he joined the Horizon pastoral team to provide discipleship and training for the missions community, Biblical guidance through Pastoral Care, and oversee prayer, altar call, and new believers ministries. The Pattersons have three daughters.

Cesar Gervasi
Cesar has been serving on the Horizon pastoral team since 2003. After spending a year as a missionary to his home country of Peru in 2008, he returned and currently serves as the pastor of Horizon's Spanish Ministry. He teaches the 'La Palabra' Spanish service on Sunday mornings. He also serves during the week in Pastoral Care providing Biblical guidance as a counselor. Cesar is married with two children.

Gordon DeBever
Gordon has been serving on the Horizon pastoral team for 10 years. After working 15 years in the television industry and receiving ordination through Horizon Park Chapel, the Lord brought Gordon to Horizon to bring a broadcast-quality feel to our internationally-reaching church services via the webcasts. The Holy Spirit has also led Gordon into serving as our Marriage & Family pastor. He now provides quarterly Premarital instruction as well as ongoing marriage and parenting classes throughout the year. Gordon and his wife Renae continue in their commitment to raising two children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. Email: