Mike started Horizon Christian Fellowship 41 years ago and on June 7th, 2015 passed the baton to his son Phillip MacIntosh who now serves as Pastor over Horizon. 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 and Horizon University that currently enrolls over 1,000 students.
Mike also serves as Founder and Chairman of the Board for Horizon University. Mike has been used all over the world to bring the hope of Jesus Christ. As he enters this new season of ministry God is opening even more doors for Pastor Mike to be able to build up the church across our country and fight for the defenseless and continue to reach the lost.
With a deep commitment to the law-enforcement and first-responder communities, Mike serves as a Chaplain for the San Diego Police Department, the Newport Beach Police Department, and the American Red Cross. As a certified trainer through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Mike has facilitated many critical incident stress management debriefings, and has provided training to first responders across the US and in Mexico. Mike also serves as a committee member for the California Commission on Peace Officer’s Standards and Training (POST).
Mike holds Master of Arts, Master of Religion, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Divinity degrees from Azusa Pacific Graduate School of Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University, and the author of several books, including When Your World Falls Apart, drawn from his experiences as a Chaplain responding to the New York World Trade Center disaster.